Nutella Frosting Recipe… Easy and delicious!

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nutella frosting

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

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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  1. Beat butter & nutella until combined.
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar.
  3. 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.
  4. With the mixer running, pour the melted chocolate into the Nutella mixture.
  5. Beat on high for 2 minutes or until fluffy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 225, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 85mg, Potassium: 59mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Sugar: 22g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 280%, Calcium: 24%, Iron: 0.7%

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

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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. I would love for you to check out my cleaning blog.