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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line depressions of 2 jumbo muffin pans (12 total) with paper or foil liners.

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  • Into small bowl, sift flour, cocoa and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Beat in sugar until fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

  • In small bowl, stir together milk, liqueur and vanilla.

  • On low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and milk mixture into butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Divide batter among prepared cups, about 1/2 cup each. Unwrap truffles; press one down to bottom of each cupcake and spread batter over top of truffle to cover.

  • Bake in 350 degree F oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 25 minutes. Let cupcakes cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes to rack; let cool.

  • Frost each with 1 rounded tablespoon hazelnut spread. Garnish with nuts. Store in airtight container for 1 week. Makes 12 cupcakes.

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