Nutella Frosting

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Fluffy Nutella frosting is the perfect creamy topper for your favorite cupcakes.

It can be used to frost cupcakes, cakes, or even brownies. With the texture of buttercream, this Nutella frosting can be spread or piped onto your favorite sweet treats!

Nutella Frosting with cupcakes and the nutella jar beside it

A Favorite Frosting

Nutella was first introduced over 50 years ago in Italy. This amazing spread is a combination of hazelnuts and cocoa (chocolate).

Adding it to frosting makes for a rich chocolate frosting with a hazelnut flavor. The texture is nice and thick, great for spreading, piping or filling.

ingredients to make Nutella Frosting


NUTELLA Start with either original or Homemade Nutella.

DAIRY Add butter and cream for an extra creamy texture.

SUGAR Powdered sugar makes it sweet, light, and fluffy, perfect for frosting.

steps for making Nutella frosting

How to Make Nutella Frosting

Nutella frosting is as easy to make as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and Nutella until completely combined.
  2. Mix in vanilla and heavy cream.
  3. Slowly add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat until fluffy.

close up of cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

How to Store Nutella Frosting

  • Keep Nutella frosting in a covered container and it will last for about a week in the refrigerator.
  • Freeze portions of Nutella frosting in quart-sized zipper bags with the date labeled on the outside for up to 3 months.
  • Let frosting thaw at room temperature and beat the frosting with an electric mixer until it is fluffy again.

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piped Nutella Frosting with cupcakes and nutella jarbeside it
5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Nutella Frosting

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Author Holly Nilsson
Creamy and fluffy Nutella frosting will become your new favorite way to dress up dessert!


  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup Nutella + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ - 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

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  • Beat butter and Nutella until combined. Mix in cream and vanilla.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes or until fluffy.

Recipe Notes

Recipe updated 12/4/20 for improved consistency. 
Makes 2 cups frosting.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 234, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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  1. I followed the steps exactly, and wound up with a broken, greasy, unusable mess. I don’t understand what happened. :/

  2. I noticed it only calls for 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and normally you need 3 or more cups so will this recipe frost a 9 X 13 cake or a 2 layer cake?

    1. Hi Tina, This recipe does frost a dozen or more cupcakes nicely. But you may need to double the recipe in order to frost a cake.

  3. I love nutella. I think I can use this frosting for every pastry and drinks ^^ Thank you for sharing!! So easy and simple

  4. Delicious!! Ii did not have chocolate chips so I had to use chocolate coating (like for dipped strawberries). My husband ate 3 pieces! And he RARELY ever goes back for seconds.

  5. My girls love Nutella, they would surely love these. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  6. The cupcakes and frosting look super delicious. I think I’m gonna have to buy me some Nutella. Stopping by from I Should be Mopping.

      1. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy this Nutella frosting recipe Abernhardt! That’s disappointing. We’ve had great praises on it, so I’m not sure what may have gone wrong for you. Thank you for trying it.