Easy Nutella Frosting Recipe - Barbara Bakes™ (2024)

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Creamy, fluffy, and so unbelievably simple, this Easy Nutella Frosting Recipe will become an instant go-to recipe in your home. This buttercream is rich and chocolatey while still maintaining that subtle hint of Hazelnut.

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This Easy Nutella Frosting is heaven in a bowl. I mean, who doesn’t love Nutella? In just 3 quick steps, you’ve got a buttercream that pipes like a dream and might just find its way onto a spoon and straight into your mouth!

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As a custom baker, I have a mile-long list of cake, buttercream, and filling flavors that I’ve created over the years. And no matter how long that list is, someone always has a new request! Enter Nutella Buttercream, a request from my niece for her 5th birthday!

It combines all of the things I love… Nutella gives it that rich Chocolate Hazelnut flavor, Butter adds that creamy texture and buttery flavor, and the perfect addition of Sugar gives it just the right amount of sweetness! But the real magic comes from the addition of Heavy Whipping Cream. This gives it that fluffy, airy texture that we all crave when it comes to buttercream! No one wants to bite into a stiff mountain of Powdered Sugar. Yuck!

I wouldn’t suggest substituting the whipping cream with anything else… you’ll love what it brings to the table!

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Making Easy Nutella Buttercream

The steps to create this fluffy, chocolate dream could not be more simple

  1. Whip Nutella and Butter together for about 3 minutes, until completely combined and lighter in color.
  2. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Set your mixer to stir and add your powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing until fully combined.
  3. Add your flavors and 3 Tbs of whipping cream. Starting on low to combine, increase the speed and whip your buttercream for 3-5 minutes. If the mixture is still too thick, add up to 2 more Tbs of whipping cream. Make sure to whip well after each addition of extra cream so you continue to lighten and fluff your Buttercream.

This Easy Nutella Frosting is the perfect topping for Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies, and even fresh fruit! You’ll honestly want to put it on everything!

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These cupcakes were decorated with this Easy Nutella Frosting, using the Wilton 1M tip and a piping bag.

If you are a big buttercream fan, I love how they look piled high with this beautiful buttercream. But if you are like me and prefer more cake and less frosting, a simple rosette is a classic and elegant touch!

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Happy Decorating! -Chels

Thanks for sharing this Easy Nutella Frosting Recipe with my readers Chelsey!

Watch Chelsey’s video to see how beautifully this frosting pipes!

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Easy Nutella Frosting Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Total Time10 minutes mins

Course: Dessert

Author: Barbara Bakes LLC

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3-5 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a Stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), Whip Nutella and Butter together for about 3 minutes, until completely combined and lighter in color.

  • Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Set your mixer to stir and add your powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing until fully combined.

  • Add your vanilla and 3 tablespoons of whipping cream. Starting on low to combine, increase the speed and whip your buttercream for 3-5 minutes until it is noticeably lighter in color. You’ll want your buttercream to be stiff enough to pipe and still maintain its shape, but light and fluffy, not heavy and dense. If the mixture is still too thick, add up to 2 tablespoons of whipping cream. Make sure to whip well after each addition of extra cream. Store tightly covered in the fridge for up to a week.

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Notes

Substitutions: Can Substitute Salted Butter for Unsalted if you like a little bit of a salty sweet flavor.

Powdered Sugar can be decreased to 3 cups if you prefer a richer, less sweet buttercream. You’ll want to decrease your Heavy Whipping Cream as well, however.

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  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I make a super easy coconut frosting in the same way! It makes for a deliciously good 2 minute frosting 😀

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  2. Carol

    Ohhhhh my goodness, this looks amazing. I do love Nutella and will confess to taking a spoon and having and indulging in a “sample” from the jar every now and then. What a lovely finishing to a cupcake….or cake….this would be. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, Chelsey….a pinning I shall go! 🙂

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    • Chelsey Graff

      Finding other Nutella lovers makes my heart happy! Enjoy, Carol!

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