These were pretty much the first cupcakes that I’ve ever made entirely on my own – way back in 2005 when I was just 13. I still remember scribbling down the recipe for Self-frosting Nutella Cupcakes from bakingbites.com (one of the first few food blogs which I had started to follow) It was easy-peasy and just the thing for our hot and humid weather – no more worries about melting frosting! Since then, I’ve altered and tweaked the recipe countless times but still remained true to Donna Hay’s ingenious idea of a self-frosted cupcake. Personally, I prefer my cupcakes with a finer crumb and texture, without the heavy, butter-laden greasiness. These are less sinful than the original but still pretty scrummy!