Kinder Bueno cupcakes

Hey Everyone! Time for another cupcake recipe.

I have wanted to create a kinder cupcake for a very long time. I wanted to incorporate Kinder bars as well as kinder buenos. One of my favorite chocolate bars. I used my delicious chocolate cupcake recipe with a center core filled with Kinder ganache, topped them with a Kinder chocolate american buttercream and some Kinder buenos.

They turned out exactly how I wanted them , so much Kinder flavour packed into them. You could top these with any Kinder products. Kinder hippos would be amazing!! Have fun baking!

Kinder Bueno cupcakes

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 20-22 minutes

Servings: 12



  • 113g Dark chocolate
  • 113g Unsalted butter
  • 85g Plain flour
  • 15g Cocoa powder
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8th of a teaspoon Bicarbonate soda
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee dissolved in 60ml of boiling water
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 100g of light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 40ml of buttermilk
  • Vanilla Flavouring ( I used 20 drops of

Core ganache

  • 120g Kinder chocolate
  • 60g Cream

Kinder Buttercream

  • 160g Unsalted butter ( Room Temp )
  • 320g Icing sugar
  • 150g Melted and cooled Kinder Chocolate
  • 2 teaspoon milk


  • 6 Kinder buenos cut in half
  • Sprinkles (Optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C Fan and get your 12 cupcake tin lined with your desired cupcake cases.
  2. Melt Dark chocolate and butter together in a double boiler.
  3. While chocolate mixture is melting sieve all dry ingredients (Flour,cocoa,baking powder and Bicarbonate) into a bowl.
  4. Add in caster sugar and brown sugar to the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. In a separate bowl, Mix together the buttermilk, vanilla and eggs.
  6. Remove chocolate mixture and stir in coffee.
  7. Now it’s time to incorporate both of your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients (Be careful not to overmix as this will result in a dense cake).
  8. Once combined, scoop mix into cupcake cases evenly. An ice-cream scoop is ideal for this! Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes and then leave to cool.

Core ganache

  1. Place cream and kinder chocolate into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir till melted. Place aside to cool.

Kinder Buttercream

  1. Melt Kinder chocolate in microwave. Leave to cool.
  2. Place soft butter into a mixing bowl. Using a hand whisk, whip up until very pale and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes.
  3. Add icing sugar in 3 separate batches until incorporated well.
  4. Whisk in milk to thin it out if needed.
  5. Next, Whisk in cooled Kinder chocolate.
  6. Set buttercream aside.


  1. Now that the cakes are cool with want to core them. I use a cupcake corer but an apple corer or knife will do the trick. Fill up each cupcake with Kinder ganache. (See picture above for reference)
  2. (If using a piping back to decorate) Fill up your piping bag. I used a Wilton 1m Tip. Swirl buttercream on top of cupcake and place in half a Kinder Bueno.
  3. I added some sprinkles which are optional.
  4. Take a snap of your creation and enjoy!

If you make this recipe I would love for you to tag me on Instagram!#gills_bakesandcakes @gills_bakesandcakes

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