Decadent Marble Muffins with Rich Chocolate and Vanilla Swirls Filled with Hazelnut Spread

Indulge in these luxurious marble muffins, where classic vanilla flavor intertwines with rich chocolate, creating a visually stunning and delicious treat. Each muffin is expertly crafted to offer a moist, fluffy texture, thanks to the addition of natural yogurt, and is then elevated with a hidden core of creamy hazelnut spread. Perfect for those who appreciate the finesse of marble baking and the delightful surprise of a sweet filling.

Why You’ll Love This:

These muffins are a perfect blend of elegance and comfort, combining two beloved flavors into one delightful pastry. The process of layering vanilla and chocolate batter not only creates an enticing appearance but also ensures every bite is bursting with flavor. The surprise hazelnut spread center adds a layer of indulgence, making these muffins a perfect treat for both special occasions and everyday indulgences.

Perfect Occasion:

These muffins are ideal for brunches, afternoon coffee breaks, or as a sophisticated addition to any dessert table. They are also fantastic for school events, family gatherings, or simply as a treat to brighten someone’s day. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for something special to add to your baking repertoire, these marble muffins with hazelnut filling are sure to impress.

Decoration Tips:

To enhance their appearance, you can dust the muffins with powdered sugar or drizzle them with a simple chocolate glaze after they have cooled. For a festive touch, top each muffin with a small swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of finely chopped hazelnuts or chocolate shavings.


  • For the Muffins:
    • 3 eggs
    • 180g sugar
    • 210g all-purpose flour
    • 1 packet baking powder
    • 1 natural yogurt
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
    • 100g oil (sunflower or olive)
    • 15g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 15g milk
  • For the Filling:
    • 1 small jar of hazelnut spread
  1. Prepare the Batter:
    • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla until well combined.
    • Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and stir until just combined.
    • Gradually blend in the oil, ensuring the batter remains smooth.
    • Divide the batter in half. To one part, add the cocoa powder and milk, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  2. Layer the Batter:
    • Spoon alternating tablespoons of vanilla and chocolate batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners until each is about three-quarters full.
    • Chill the filled muffin tins in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up the batter slightly.
  3. Bake the Muffins:
    • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).
    • Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Add the Filling:
    • Once cooled, make a small incision on the top of each muffin using a knife.
    • Fill a piping bag with hazelnut spread and pipe the filling into each muffin through the incision.


Enjoy these exquisite marble muffins, a treat that combines the soft textures of vanilla and chocolate with a surprise hazelnut spread filling. Perfect for serving at any event or enjoying as a luxurious personal treat. Happy baking and enjoy every delightful bite!

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