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Nutella frosting piped in a small mason jar, with two cupcakes frosted with Nutella frosting on the background

Nutella Frosting

This Nutella Frosting is so easy to make, and absolutely delicious! This recipe makes enough frosting to frost 24 cupcakes, or a 6” 3 layer cake, or a 8” 2 layer cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frosting, nutella
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 140 kcal
Author camila

Ingredients

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup cream cheese softened 226 grams, 8 oz
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature 113 grams, 4 oz
  • 2/3 cup Nutella 176 grams, 6.2 oz
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 375 grams, 9.7 oz
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 31 grams, 1 oz
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Place cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream at medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until very fluffy and light in color. Scrape the bowl in between.
  2. Add Nutella and cream for another minute.
  3. Sift powdered sugar and cocoa powder together.
  4. With the mixer off, add sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the bowl.
  5. Mix on low until incorporated.
  6. Raise speed to medium-high and cream for 1 minute until creamy.
  7. If you notice the frosting is too runny, add a bit more sifted powdered sugar to firm it up. And if you notice the frosting is too stiff, add a teaspoon of milk or water at a time until the frosting becomes smooth and creamy.
  8. Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.

Storage

  1. Store this frosting in the fridge, covered. If you want to use it on the next day, let it sit at room temperature for about 1 hour until it softens up, and then cream it until fluffy, for 1 or 2 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You can use all butter instead of cream cheese in this frosting if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Nutella Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 140
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.