Nutella Frosting Recipe… Easy and delicious!

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nutella frosting on banana muffins

Note:  This frosting was put on banana muffins… it is my Grandpa’s recipe from when I was little!  You can find Grandpa Z’s Banana Cupcakes here!  This recipe is great on banana, chocolate or vanilla cupcakes!  

I absolutely LOVE Nutella… I could quite possibly live on it.  My favorite has always been on warm toast so it gets all melty… but now that I’ve made it in frosting form, I have a new favorite!  What is not to love!

I was surprised at how much the hazelnut flavor comes out in this recipe!

Although I used the “store Nutella” in this recipe, don’t forget to check out my homemade Nutella recipe!

nutella frosting swirled on top of muffins
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Review Recipe

Nutella Frosting

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Creamy and fluffy Nutella frosting will become your new favorite way to dress up cupcakes.


  • 3/4 cup butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup of Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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  • Beat butter & nutella until combined.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar.
  • Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave on 40% power for 30 seconds until ALMOST melted. You just want them melted but not hot… once almost melted, stir chocolate chips until the remainder melts and allow to cool slightly.
  • With the mixer running, pour the melted chocolate into the Nutella mixture.
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes or until fluffy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 225, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 85mg, Potassium: 59mg, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Keyword Nutella Frosting



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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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