Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Nutella Buttercream Frosting – for the Nutella lover like my son, this is the epitome of the perfect frosting.


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Lighter in color than a full chocolate buttercream frosting, or even my espresso buttercream frosting, this Nutella Buttercream Frosting has enough Nutella flavor in it without being totally overpowering.

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You get the delicious Nutella flavor without feeling like you are eating straight Nutella on top of your cupcake or cake or cookie. However, if that’s your thing, by all means, do it. It is delicious. I may or may not have tried that a time or two myself. But seriously, if I want that all I need is a knife or spoon and the jar of Nutella. Right?


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So, if Nutella is your thing or a favorite of someone you love, then make this Nutella Buttercream Frosting for them soon. Like for their birthday, or anniversary, or to celebrate going back to school, or heading off to college, or a random Tuesday afternoon because you want to. Either way, they’ll love it.

I topped white cupcakes I made using my Best White Cake Recipe. They worked perrrrrfectly together. Mmmmmmmmm!


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Here’s my Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe. Hope you love it.

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Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Nutella Buttercream Frosting makes the perfect buttercream frosting for the Nutella lover. Get this simple Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe to top your cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3½ – 4 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half, heavy cream or whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  1. Cream together butter and ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar at a time. After each cup of sugar has been added, add Nutella 1 tablespoon at a time, then add vanilla and then beat on high for about 20 seconds to lighten the frosting.
  2. Add half-and-half, one tablespoon at a time until the buttercream has reached a consistency where it will hold it’s shape. Add pinch of salt and whip on high for a final 20 seconds.
  3. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days. To use once refrigerated, slowly allow to reach room temperature and then beat on low speed until the buttercream is smooth before using.


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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    This is awesome!! My five year old sister would LOVE this frosting. The girl is a freak for nutella and I am thinking this frosting needs to be on here birthday cake next week!

  2. 2

    My husband would be in heaven if I made him a cake with this frosting. Genius,

  3. 3

    Do I need to refrigerate the cake or cupcakes topped with this?

  4. 4

    Thank you. Have a great day!

  5. 5

    I just want to eat that whole bag of frosting!!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness gracious does this look light & fluffy! Great recipe, Robyn!

  7. 7
    Noah Wolfe says:

    I tried this frosting on the “Best Chocalate Cake Ever” and it was delicous!! Super easy to make and super sweet but not overpowering. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. 8

    Could I just get a spoon and a big bowl of this frosting! Oh my!!!

  9. 9

    This looks and sounds beautiful. I love the barely there color.

  10. 10

    I like that its not the overpowering nutella taste, I do like it lightened up. and I know a 2.5 yr old boy who would love this :)

  11. 11

    Perfect timing! Next weekend we’re celebrating my son-in-law’s birthday. I’m making the cake. He’s a big fan of Nutella! He won’t be expecting a cake with a Nutella buttercream frosting. Can’t wait to surprise him!

  12. 12

    Hello, I’m sure not only kids will love these awesome cupcake, the pics are really beautiful, thank you for sharing, have a nice sunday, liên

  13. 13

    Has anyone tried this with salted butter instead of unsalted with a pinch of salt?
    If so, how’d it turn out?

  14. 14

    what does half and half mean?. is it half heavy cream and half whole milk ? ty

  15. 15

    The 1 tablespoon of vanilla has to be a typo. I made it with a tablespoon and it was way too overpowering. Made it with 1 teaspoon and it was fine.

  16. 16

    Can you kindly explain more the “2 tablespoons half-and-half, heavy cream or whole milk” what do you mean by half-and-half.

    Thank you


  17. 18

    Any idea if this will cover a standard 2 layer cake or would I need to double the recipe?

  18. 19

    Wonderful. This icing is so delicious.

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