Nutella Brownie Cups/Bowls

Planning a party for your loved ones.. Make these delicious and absolutely yumm Mini Nutella Brownie  Cups and serve with your favourite topping or filling

Easy to make Mini Nutella Brownie cups made with your favourite brownie recipe and yumm nutella. Make  these easy to bake dessert cups for your parties and celebrations. A star attraction for your little one’s birthday party!!

Birthdays are always special for kids. They will start planning for their birthdays months ahead.  Afterall it is their birthday!! Charting out the perfect menu for their birthday party is something that every mom has to struggle with..But for moms this is one they enjoy also in spite of so much of work  when planning at at home.

All the kids look forward to dessert or cakes be it birthday party or any other celebration.Cakes, brownies, cookies no one can resist these treats on any day.

Here I present you an easy and delcious Kid’s treat that can be made ahead and will be the start attraction of your party or any special occasion!! Not only the kids but grown ups will also love these dessert cups.

These delicious dessert cups can be filled with cream and fruits, chocolate sauce, or any other topping of your choice.

Bake these handy cups ahead of any party, fill with toppings and see them disappearing within minutes of serving.

Nutella Brownies or Dessert Cups

You can make these dessert cups with any of your favorite cake or brownie batter. Store-bought cookie dough can also be used to make these cups. Here I have used my Nutella Brownie recipe with whole wheat flour. You can make only Brownies also with the recipe. See Notes in Recipe Card.

Nutella is chocolate hazelnut spread which is used as a spread on breads, paranthas or as dip . It can also be used in milkshakes(Nutella and Banana Milkshake)  or add  it your favourite cookie and cake batter. It adds a nutty sweet taste to  desserts.

Any size of muffin pan will work for these, depending on the size you want.This post will has both the cups (mini as well as regular) with the eggless and eggless version.

How to bake Dessert Cups

There are three ways in which we can make Dessert Cups..Feel free to use whatever is convenient for you.

First one is transfer the batter in muffin tray or cups and bake till the baking time as per the recipe. Once baked take out the tray and when the muffins are still hot use a spoon or another muffin cup/pan and press to make indent in center. Just like the one shown in pic below.

Second way, is bake muffins , once cooled, take off some portion using a spoon carefully making a bowl like shape.

Third way is fill each muffin cup 3/4 , press the other muffin tray or cup over it and bake.

Ingredients for Nutella Brownies or Nutella Brownie Cups or Bowls

I make my own cake flour with Whole Wheat Flour and Cornstarch. Whole Wheat flour has gluten in it, that results in dense bakes as compared to the ones made with all-purpose flour/maida. Adding cornstarch to whole wheat flour makes cakes and cookies soft and gives a nice structure to bakes.

Use eggs or a mix of buttermilk and yogurt for the eggless verison.To make it vegan friendly, use any plant based yogurt and make buttermilk from any plant based milk. I not sure whether Nutella is vegan friendly or not. Check before using it or use homemade nutella spread.

For sweetner I have used coconut sugar. You can use cane sugar or brown sugar. Other ingredients are butter, vanilla extract. When making brownies with this batter you can add some finely chopped nuts like walnuts and hazelnuts in batter.

Let’s see how I make these easy to bake and yumm to eat Nutella Brownie Dessert Cups/Bowls

Nutella Brownie Dessert Cups

Easy to make Mini Nutella Brownie cups made with your favourite brownie recipe and yumm nutella. Make  these easy to bake dessert cups for your kids parties and celebrations.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 mini cups


  • Muffin Cups/Tray
  • Spatula
  • Hand or Electric beater
  • Mixing Bowls


  • ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch/Cornflour
  • ½ Cup Nutella
  • ½ Cup Soft Butter(Salted or Unsalted)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar/Brown Sugar See Notes

For Nutella Brownies With Eggs

    For Eggless Nutella Brownies

    • ¼ Cup Yogurt/Curd
    • ½ Cup Milk
    • 1 tbsp Vinegar


    • Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C
    • In a mixing bowl sift together whole wheat flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add ¼ tsp of salt when using unsalted butter. Mix well and keep aside.
    • In another bowl, melt butter and add sugar and vanilla essence to it. Mix till sugar dissolves.
    • Add nutella and mix well.
    • One by one and keep on mixing. Do not overbeat the batter.

    For Eggless Brownies

    • Add yogurt with nutella after mixing sugar and butter, and mix well.
    • Then fold batter.
    • Add flour mix and fold batter with light hands using spatula. Do not over beat the batter. Brownies or cups will become hard on baking,
    • Transfer the batter to muffin tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F or 190°C for 20 mins in regular pan and 12-15 in mini muffin tray..
    • Once done, press the center of each muffin cup with a spoon or measuring cup to make the indent.
    • Let it cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Use as required.


    Use any other sugar like cane sugar or brown sugar. We like moderate sweet desserts, for more sweeter taste you can add 1/2 Cup sugar. Also, coconut sugar is much sweeter than normal cane sugar, adjust the amount of sugar with care and as per taste. 
    Instead of Whole Wheat flour you can use All-purpose flour/Maida also. 
    Keyword Brownie Cups, Dessert Bowls, Kids Party Treats, Nutella Brownies

    Transfer to muffin tray or cups, bake and make the cups with spoons.

    So do make these Mini Cups or Regular sized Brownie Cups/Bowls and perk up your kid’s parties!!!  Make an ice cream sundae and serve ice cream topped with fruits, sauce and other toppings.

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    Other Kids Treats from the blog.. Rice Krispies , Doughnuts, Chocolate Truffles, White Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Pistachios and many more.

    If you like Brownies and Blondies, you will loves these.. Classic Brownies(With eggs), Fudgy Brownies(with Eggs) and Eggless Brownies

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    Author: Swati

    Some who believes 'EAT WELL, READ DAILY, TRAVEL OFTEN AND LAUGH KHUL KE'!!! Hi!! Swati here!!! Chef, Chocolatier, food admirer, reader, love to travel, listen to music, Bollywood and shoot nature and food pics!! Welcome to my Foodtrails and join me in my food adventure!!

    14 thoughts

    1. Brownie cups looks so inviting and perfect for parties. we can fill the cup with anything of our choice.

        1. Yes, I surely will, though after a few days. I have saved ur recipe. At present doctor has advised me against all sweets, so have to control. If I make it now, I’ll be tempted! 😊

        2. Take care Pooja.. I know it’s hard to resist temptations for desserts like this..

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