1 Duncan Hines chocolate fudge cake mix
1 small package of chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 1/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients together and beat for 2 min on high, Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Fill each liner about half full. ( I use a large cookie scoop to fill them… so much easier to make them exactly same size and less messy)
Bake until cupcakes are done. Be careful to take them out when there is still a little shine left on top. Chocolate is so easy to be dry so you want to take them out before top looks a dull chocolate color. Cool completely. Repeat until all batter us used.
When cool, using an cupcake corer (under $2 at Walmart, will post picture), make a hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with Nutella. Set aside.
1 box (3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
1 stick (8 oz) butter at room temperature
Milk or whipping cream to thin frosting (about 1/3 cup)
3 tables raspberry preserves
1 teas raspberry extract
Beat all frosting ingredients together adding milk or cream till frosting is a good consistency to spread over filled cupcakes.