Nutella Buttercream

Prep Time: 10 Min

powdered sugar unsweetened cocoa powder unsalted butter Nutella heavy cream vanilla extract

Cook Time: 0 Min


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Start the Nutella buttercream by beating the unsalted butter, and make sure it is at room temperature. Beat until creamy and fluffy.

Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate hazelnut spread, vanilla extract, and the heavy cream. You can also add a pinch of salt to the buttercream to balance out the sweetness.

Mix on low speed until incorporated. Then, at medium-high speed until the frosting comes together and becomes creamy and fluffy.

After the frosting is done whipping, you can mix it with a spatula by hand for about 5 minutes, or mix it with the paddle attachment on low for 10 minutes to eliminate air bubbles, and make the frosting silky.

Make sure to keep the frosting covered at all times. The frosting will develop a crust or a skin if it stays uncovered.

Tips on making Nutella Buttercream

01 Measure the powdered sugar using a scale

02 Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder

03 To make it stiffer, add more powdered sugar to the frosting

04 If too dry, add more heavy cream to the frosting

This frosting is absolutely delicious, I use it to frost these Nutella Cupcakes. The Nutella taste is super rich, and indulgent!

Recipes for other Nutella sweets

01 Nutella Muffins

02 Nutella Brownies

03 Nutella Macarons