Nutella Frosting is an easy recipe that is so creamy and good. There’s nothing better than a delicious cupcake topped with a mouthwatering fluffy, whipped, Nutella frosting. Today I am going to share with you an easy Nutella Buttercream frosting recipe that is out of this world and made with only 4 simple ingredients.
The Nutella Frosting Recipe
I am a huge fan of cakes and cupcakes and making my own desserts. While I am generally eating healthy for the most part, I figure that I deserve to cheat every now and then. And if I am going to cheat, I am going to do a really good job of doing it!
This whipped Nutella frosting recipe is one of my favorites to make and top on a fresh cupcake. Once you see how easy it is to make, you will be making it over and over again!
What is Nutella Frosting?
Nutella frosting is made with just four simple ingredients. It’s my favorite frosting recipe and it’s done from start to finish in just 5 minutes. Here is what you need to have on hand for this recipe:
- Nutella hazelnut spread
- unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
This creamy, whipped frosting is easy to make and is the perfect, fluffy topping for almost any dessert you can think of. You can also add a little teaspoon vanilla extract for even more flavor.
How to serve this frosting
One of my favorite parts about making this easy Nutella Frosting is that it is really good on so many things. Whether you are making cakes or cupcakes, this is by far one of the best-flavored toppings of chocolate hazelnut spread out there. Not only that, but the kids will destroy whatever you are putting this on!
But the chocolate frosting isn’t just for cupcakes, you can also serve it on other snacks such as:
- frosting on a sugar cookie
- with strawberries
- top a chocolate pudding with it!
- between a layer cake
- with vanilla cupcakes or even dark chocolate cupcakes
- on pies
There are so many options for using this whipped frosting recipe, so make a bunch and try it on whatever treats your heart desires.
It’s also delicious enough to just eat with a spoon. Ask me how I know? 🙂
I remember when I was growing up my mom would make this yummy buttercream frosting. I would wait until she finished decorating her cakes before I would take it and eat all of the leftovers. This Nutella frosting makes me want to do the same.
Fast forward years later and I am on a new favorite frosting kick. This stuff is so good you can seriously serve it on anything.
How to Make Easy Nutella Frosting
The trick when making this easy Nutella frosting is to get it to the correct consistency. That’s easily accomplished as long as you’re adding the required milk a little at a time.
This recipe easily covers about a dozen cupcakes.
Altitude can really make a difference in recipes. To make sure this is thick enough for your tastes, make sure to add the milk slowly. SLOWLY.
I’ve also found using my stand mixer on medium speed with the paddle attachment is easiest.
Quick and Easy Whipped Frosting
Nutella frosting is generally really easy to make. Here is what you will need to keep the most chocolate hazelnut flavor:
- one stick of softened unsalted butter – allow the butter to get to room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar – make sure to sift the powdered sugar to remove any clumps.
- Nutella spread – the main ingredient in this hazelnut frosting recipe
- milk – just add a little at a time to make this frosting the perfect consistency
You can also substitute heavy cream for milk and add cocoa powder for an even richer flavor.
Just remember that when you make the frosting, you add the milk a little at a time. Play with adding a little more or less to reach your desired consistency. Then just whip it up in your stand mixer and go to town decorating your favorite desserts.
You can also use an electric mixer if you don’t have access to a stand mixer.
Definitely try this on banana cupcakes!
Remember, it’s easier to add to the recipe than it is to take AWAY from the recipe. Go slow with the milk.
And that’s it! Super simple. Check out just how easy this Nutella Frosting recipe really is. I hope you love it as much as we do.
How do I store this frosting?
If you find yourself with extra frosting you should store any leftovers in an airtight container inside of the refrigerator for no longer than 4 days. When you are ready to use the frosting again, allow it to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften so that it is easily spreadable.
If you like this Nutella frosting recipe, you might also like these other desserts:
- Hershey Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Gingerbread Cupcakes
- Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Easter Cupcakes with Hidden Cadbury Egg
Let me know if you get a chance to try this! You can leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram @pinkwhenjen so I can see what you’re making. I love to see others share the recipes that I love and share with you.
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Easy Nutella Frosting Recipe
- 1 stick of butter softened
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk add more to desired consistency
- 3/4 cup of Nutella
- Combine softened butter with powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
- Add milk 1 tbsp at a time( adding more if needed).
- Add Nutella stir till combined. Add more milk for desired consistency.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.
Love this frosting as much as I do? Share your thoughts and comments below, and then stay tuned for these Nutella Buttercream Cupcakes with hidden Cadbury eggs.