Nutella Buttecream Frosting

by Cupful Of Sprinkles
Nutella Buttercream

Decadent and delicious, this Nutella buttercream frosting is a serious game changer. Personally, I love to pile this on  a chocolate cake, or if I’m feeling extra indulgent, I’ll make a batch of my chocolate brownie cupcakes and pipe this frosting on top… Pure chocolate heaven!

This frosting is so simple to make; I follow my simple buttercream recipe but rather than adding vanilla extract, I stir through a few heaped spoonful’s of Nutella. I always stir the Nutella through at the end of the recipe, and always taste the buttercream after I’ve mixed in each spoonful. I like my buttercream to taste of Nutella without being too rich or overpowering; but if you would prefer a richer or lighter taste just adjust the amount of Nutella you use accordingly so that it fits your preference.

Whenever I pipe this buttercream, I always create a little Nutella stripe in the piping bag. This helps to add an extra swirl in the icing when it’s piped through. To do this, scrape a knife covered in Nutella in ‘stripes’ on the inside of the empty piping bag and then place your frosting in the bag. When you pipe it, you should see some darker patches in the piped swirl.

Nutella Buttercream

Nutella Buttercream

Nutella Frosting Recipe

Serves: 6 - 8 Cupcakes Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 8 oz Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 4 oz Icing Sugar (Sieved)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 ½ Heaped Tablespoons Nutella


  • Add the butter to a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, blend until creamy
  • Add half of the sieved icing sugar and milk to the bowl and using a spoon, gently stir together until just combined (this helps to prevent an icing sugar explosion!), before mixing with the electric mixer
  • Add the remaining icing sugar and follow the steps above, do not be afraid to overmix, you want this to be nice and smooth
  • Stir through the Nutella until fully combined
  • Place in a piping bag and decorate your cupcakes, or simply pile on top of each cake with a knife or the back of a spoon
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