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If you love Nutella, then you need to try this Nutella Frosting Recipe. You only need a few ingredients to make this creamy frosting for all your baked goods.

Cupcake on a plate topped with Nutella Frosting
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My kids love Nutella and can eat it by the spoonful. They love it when I make Nutella Dip, Nutella French Toast Recipe, and Nutella Mug Cake Recipe.

They now love when I make this chocolate hazelnut spread to topped on our easy dessert recipes. This frosting has the best creamy texture and full of hazelnuts flavor.

Why Make This Recipe

Nutella buttercream frosting is made with 5 simple ingredients. It tastes amazing and is easy to make. The creamy, thick texture easily pipes on cupcakes, cookies, and even chocolate cake.

Ingredients

Nutella Frosting Ingredients - butter, powdered sugar, nutella, heavy cream, vanilla extract
  • Unsalted Butter softened
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Nutella 
  • Heavy Cream 
  • Pure Vanilla Extract 

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – To enhance the chocolate hazelnut flavor, you can add in tablespoon of cocoa powder.
  • Salt – Add in a teaspoon salt to off-set the sweetness if you prefer.

Step by Step Instructions 

Beating butter in a stand mixer bowl

Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy with a stand up mixer or a hand held mixer. 

Adding in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and nutella into the butter

Step 2 – Then add in the Nutella, heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.  Mix until smooth. 

  • Step 3 – Slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup at a time, until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer.  
  • Step 4 – Chill until ready to use and then the frosting is ready to enjoy!

Recipe Tips 

  • Frosting Consistency – If the frosting is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar and if the frosting is too thick, add more cream until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer. 
  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients with a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment on low speed.
  • Scrape the Sides – Make sure to scrape the sides with a spatula to combine all the ingredients.
Bowl of nutella frosting

Serving Suggestions

Nutella frosting is great on chocolate cupcakes, on a layer cake, or make a cookie sandwich. The frosting is easy to pipe on any bake goods by using a piping bag.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze?

This Nutella Frosting freezes great. Place the frosting in freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use, allow the frosting to thaw at room temperature. Then beat the frosting with an electric mix to fluff it again, then it is ready to use.

Cupcakes frosted with nutella frosting

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Nutella Frosting

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If you love Nutella, then you need to try this Nutella Frosting Recipe. You only need a few ingredients to make this creamy frosting for all your baked goods.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 410

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy with a stand up mixer or a hand held mixer.
  • Then add in the Nutella, heavy cream and vanilla extract.  Mix until smooth.
  • Slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup at a time, until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer.
  • Chill until ready to use and then the frosting is ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If the frosting is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar and if the frosting is too thick, add more cream until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer. 
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 410kcal, Carbohydrates 52g, Protein 1g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 131mg, Potassium 87mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 49g, Vitamin A 546IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 28mg, Iron 1mg

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