FlufferNutter Cupcakes*

Oh yum, yum, yum! Do you realize what you are seeing? These are FlufferNutter Cupcakes with a Nutter Butter on top (say that 3 times fast)! And now before I go on and tell you how amazing they are…let me answer the inevitable question first…

What is a FlufferNutter? Well a FlufferNutter is traditionally a sandwich made up of white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff — i.e. the greatest thing on earth.

This past weekend, I went with some girlfriends to a crepe restaurant and they had a crepe called The Ybor Crepe. It was made up of peanut butter and marshmallow and the girls loved it and went on and on about it. I pointed out that it was just a FlufferNutter in crepe form…and they all looked at me like I was insane. Turns out not everyone knows about the amazingness of a Fluffernutter, so I had to explain what they are and how I think they are even better when you add Nutella. And right there at the table, among 3 dessert loving women, this cupcake was born.

After much discussion and ideas, we decided that we had to start by finding a peanut butter cupcake that was not too peanut buttery. It had to be just the right amount of peanut butter, otherwise the flavor would overpower everything else. And, of course, we also had to inject the cupcake with Nutella!

Then we went back and forth over how to include the marshmallow fluff. Inside? On top? Use actual marshmallow fluff? Or make our own? We eventually decided to use the Marshmallow Frosting recipe that I had bookmarked to use one day. Lastly, we decided that if we were to have a FlufferNutter cupcake…we just HAD to top it with a  Nutter Butter cookie! And  so, here we are, a FlufferNutter Cupcake, with a surprise filling of Nutella and a Nutter Butter on top!

The final product was absolutely amazing! After adapting the peanut butter cupcake recipe, it turned out fabulous and was exactly what we had in mind. The Nutella inside was the perfect addition. And the icing…oh that wonderful, fluffy icing was deemed to be what the clouds in heaven must be made of. Seriously, the icing was so good we were purposely missing the cupcakes! I don’t know how we even had enough left over to ice the cupcakes. :)  You must make these! If you are a peanut butter, Nutella, and marshmallow fan…you must make these immediately!


FlufferNutter Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes


1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 pinch salt

8 large egg whites
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir dry mixture into the batter alternately with the milk. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

-Nutella Filling-

Using a piping bag and a Wilton 230 tip, slowly insert tip into top of cooled cupcake. Squeeze in Nutella and carefully withdraw! Then top with icing!

Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer. Set over a saucepan with simmering water. Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites are warm to the touch, 3 to 4 minutes.

Transfer bowl to electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat, starting on low speed, gradually increasing to high, until stiff, glossy peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes. Add vanilla, and mix until combined. Use immediately!

Using a piping bag and a closed star tip, ice cupcakes. Lastly, top with a Nutter Butter cookie!

Cake: Adapted from: All Recipes
Icing: Seen on Lovin' From the Oven, originally from Trophy Cupcakes

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45 Responses to “FlufferNutter Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    Sharlene — July 14, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    Fluffernutter AND Nutella?! That MUST be what they eat in heaven. This will be made ASAP.

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    Cate — July 14, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    Oh dear lord these look even better than I was imagining. Definitely high on my must-make list!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — July 14, 2010 @ 10:49 pm


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    Russ — July 14, 2010 @ 10:49 pm


    Damn you and your awesome cupcakes. I hope they aren’t too many weight watchers points or the weight after eating these will be bad for me. Good work.

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    Becca — July 14, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    I take back every good thing I ever said about you, Jess. You are a HORRIBLE, EVIL woman to post such a blog for me to read 10 minutes before I go to bed. DAMNIT….now I’m going to dream about non ass friendly desserts all nigt, and TOMORROW….when I have NO classes… .I’ll give you half a guess what I’ll be baking! First stop…to the store for cream of tarter!
    All kidding aside… I love you and the heavenly Nutella-laden ground you walk on.

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    Kerstin — July 14, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

    That last picture is making me drool – these look incredible!!

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    Cupcake Stand — July 15, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    My mouth is watering as I read the recipe – looking good! Not sure if they sell those little biscuits in the UK though :{

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    Josie — July 15, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    good gravy, those look good!

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    Cydney — July 15, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    YUM, that looks pretty amazing! I will definitely give this recipe a try next time I’m in a baking mood!

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    PlainChicken — July 15, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    OMG – those look amazing!!!

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    Suzy — July 15, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    You’re killing me Smalls!!! Those look amazing!!!!

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    Cookbook Queen — July 15, 2010 @ 11:43 am

    MMMMMM….I love Fluffernutters…can you believe that my kids and husband had never heard of one either? Insanity, I tell you.

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    Melissa — July 15, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    Why, hello childhood favorite (made even better) in cupcake form, I think I love you! :)

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest — July 15, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    OMG these look BEYOND delicious! HEAVENLY!

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    Mara — July 15, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    WOW!!!!!! THese look fantastic, I love the flavor combination. Nutter Butters are one of my favorite cookies, too. Wish I was in my kitchen right now!

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    Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot — July 15, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    Omg yum! That’s exactly what I want to eat from now until the end of time. These look amazing!

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    UDscoobychick — July 15, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Oh yum! These are getting bookmarked, for sure!

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    sweetlife — July 15, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    I need these…I want these…I instantly craved these…oh holy h%%%, great pics, perfect for the weekend


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    bianca — July 15, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    OMG! You had me at Nutella.. anything with Nutella is right up my alley! Great post, I will certainly be making these…and most likely eating them all by myself;)

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    Elizabeth — July 15, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Oh.my.word. – these are a thing of beauty and so perfect. This will be the next cupcake I make, bar none!

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    Maria — July 15, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    What fun cupcakes!

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    Duchess of Fork — July 15, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    These look amazing!!! All of my favorite things, wrapped into one sinful treat. Might have to make these for my birthday in August. :)

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    Amanda — July 16, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    OK, I saw this the day you posted it and HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM! I have absolutely no reason to make these, but I am going to have to find a reason asap.

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    DessertForTwo — July 16, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    Ok, I’m drooling. These look fantastic.
    How many cupcakes does it make? 12 or 24? Sorry if you said that somewhere and I missed it…

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    Liz — July 16, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    Wowzers, these do look fabulous! I was looking for a cupcake recipe for work (to celebrate a coworker and my birthday!) and these look PERFECT.

    Questions – I’ve made frosting recipes where you heat the egg whites and sugar, but usually its until they reach 165 on a thermometer – but it looks like that isn’t necessary here? Also, I’ve always used a glass bowl to heat the sugar/egg whites and then poured into my stand mixer bowl – but you just put everything in the stand mixer bowl and heated then whisked? Since I’ve never done that I’m just wondering how that worked (obviously they turned out great) but was the outside of the bowl all wet from the simmering water? Sorry for all the questions – they just look so I great when you did them :-)

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    ErinsFoodFiles — July 17, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    OoooOOooo! Delicious!

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    ingrid — July 17, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    Looks good! I’ve never had a fluffernutter in any form.

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    Cookie Sleuth — July 17, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    I want one of those! On second thought, make that 2…

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    Jen_from_NJ — July 18, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    I love the Nutella in these cupcakes!

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    TheMessPot — July 18, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    Fluffynutters are my favorite!! These look absolutely amazing.

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — July 22, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    these are SO awesome and unique! I can’t wait to make sometime!

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    Erin — August 1, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

    Found your blog very randomly…fell in love with your recipes…made theses ridiculously fantastic cupcake creations and was blown away at the results! Thanks for posting these!! These cupcakes have christened me the official baker amongst my friends!

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    niki — August 8, 2010 @ 2:37 am

    ive been looking at this recipe over and over for this last yr and only now just finally made it. the cupcakes are everything i’d hoped for. i grew up loving fluffer nutter sandwiches and was so suprised when i saw this recipe. not only did someone else know what a fluffer nutter was, but made it into a cupcake.. so cool

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    Al — November 20, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    I just made these, but substituted the Nutella for the peanut butter. They came out awesome. (They rose a lot, so definitely don’t fill more than 1/3 of the cup.) Thanks for the great recipe!

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    gamesliga — May 28, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    or anything else for that matter. But to me, it is all about the cake (except for here

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    Christmas Hampers — September 6, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    Fluffernutter AND Nutella…mmmmm….sounds like a combination made in heaven! Basic yet delicious!

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    bksanders — December 6, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    You, my dear, are my foodie soul mate!! This is yet ANOTHER recipe I must absolutely try!! I stumbled across this site today, and I have redone my list for my upcoming Goodie Exchange…THREE TIMES ALREADY!!!
    And I haven’t even touched the savory recipes yet!!

    You are a ROCK STAR!!!

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    honeywhatscooking — January 27, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    i really love your blog… your work, your pictures, everything! :-)

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    Amy — June 6, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Made these to take to work and they were delish! I thought the cake itself was great and the frosting tasted exactly like marshmallows. My only advice is make, like, half the amount of icing it says as I threw away WAY more than I used.

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