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Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe

You will love this super easy and deliciously creamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe! It’s perfect for frosting or piping onto cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, or whatever your heart desires! There’s a dairy free and vegan option too!

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocolate #frosting #dessert

I originally posted this recipe back in 2015 with my Chocolate Cupcakes for Two recipe. I had completely forgotten about that insanely delicious Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe because I almost always make my standard chocolate buttercream recipe or my vegan chocolate frosting recipe when I make chocolate cake.

But I figured it was high-time for this spectacular Nutella Buttercream Frosting to have it’s own time to shine! FYI – I doubled this recipe from my original version so more love to spread! Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a little extra frosting.

However, if you’re planning on frosting a big 9-inch cake and then plan on having enough for piping or piping lots of big lovely swirls on a couple dozen cupcakes, you might even want to consider making 1 1/2 batches of this or even 2 batches.

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocoalte #frosting #dessert

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This would be amazing on top of my Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes or as an alternative frosting on my recipe for The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. Heck, this would even be forking fabulous on top of my Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies!

And if you really, really want to hit it out of the Nutella park, use this to frost my Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies. Those are a flourless chocolate brownie that’s made with a different brand of chocolate hazelnut spread. They’re basically Nutella Brownies, just a different name.

BONUS – you can make this Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe dairy free and vegan with a couple simple swaps. Use Nutiva Chocolate Hazelnut Spread in place of the Nutella, 1/4 cup Earth Balance vegan butter + 1/4 cup Nutiva Shortening in place of the butter, and coconut milk in place of the heavy cream (preferably full-fat).

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocoalte #frosting #dessert

You guys, this frosting recipe is so good, it might just become your go-to and replace your standard chocolate buttercream recipe. So tell me – what will you try this on first? Enjoy!

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This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocoalte #frosting #dessert

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocolate #frosting #dessert

Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Yield: serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You will love this super easy and deliciously creamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe! It’s perfect for frosting or piping onto cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, or whatever your heart desires! There’s a dairy free and vegan option too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Beat together the butter, Nutella and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a handheld mixer). Beat at medium speed for two minutes.
  2. Scrape down the bowl and add the vanilla extract and heavy cream. Beat on medium speed for an additional minute. Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, cakes, or brownies.

Notes

  • This recipe can be halved for smaller recipes, like my Chocolate Cupcakes for Two or my Mini Chocolate Layer Cake.
  • For dairy free, use vegan/dairy free chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutiva Chocolate Hazelnut Spread), 1/4 cup Nutiva Shortening, 1/4 cup soy free vegan butter, and coconut milk.

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocoalte #frosting #dessert
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Janet Keebler

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Can Chocolate Nutella frosting be frozen for later use?

Tanya

Wednesday 12th of June 2019

Hi! Looks so good

Does this call for unsalted butter?

Also can I make it ahead of time?

Looking to make for my husbands bday this weekend

Shay

Sunday 30th of June 2019

Yes, unsalted butter. You can make it ahead - just keep it refrigerated then bring it to room temperature and mix it well before using.

Lawrence Mattox

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

HI, Is there a way to make this icing darker and more chocolate? Thanks

Shay

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Hi Lawrence, this is a light frosting due to the Nutella. You could try using a dark chocolate hazelnut spread to keep the flavor and give it a richer color. If you want a truly dark chocolate frosting, try my homemade chocolate buttercream and use dark cocoa powder. https://www.whattheforkfoodblog.com/2018/03/29/chocolate-frosting-recipe/

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