Nutella Buttercream Frosting

This is probably one of my most demanded posts. I’ve had so many people asking for this recipe, begging me to post it, well here it is 😉

This is my to-go frosting. It pairs up with almost any flavor of cupcake I bake. The reason I love it so much is because it has the perfect balance of sweet and saltiness. Its not overly sweet, its just right. It;s absolutely PERFECT.


So if you’ve never made buttercream frosting before, this is the first recipe you should try! I’ve made it numerous times and it has always achieved to make me (and anyone that has tried it) happy.

Of course there are different versions to every recipe and I haven’t yet tried a dark chocolate base buttercream (I personally think it is slightly too heavy for chocolate cupcakes), feel free to experiment various recipes to find your one and only. 🙂

Recipe for (best ever) Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Yield: Enough for a dozen cupcakes.

1/2 cup salted butter AT ROOM TEMP.

1/4 cup nutella (plus one extra tsp for all the nutella lovers)

2 1/3 teaspoon unsweetened HERSHEYS coca powder

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 tsp heavy cream


The visual Steps:

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1. Beat butter in a bowl until it is light and fluffy. This process alone takes FIVE minutes to get the desired buttery fluffiness. Do not cheat on this step because it can make or break your frosting.

After beating the butter, add coca powder and confectioners sugar. After it has just combined, add your nutella.


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Whip the frosting till it is extremely light and fluffy. Add in vanilla extract and a few tsp of heavy cream along the way. The frosting shouldn’t curdle but at the same time it should be whipped to the PERFECT consistency. Trust me, you’ll know it when you see it.

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Now that your frosting has reached its desired consistency, its ready to be topped on the cupcakes.

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Cupcakes ready to be devoured 🙂

Try this recipe and tell me how it turns out!

I want your feedback on your favorite frosting. What type of frosting do you want me to make next?


Zainab ❤



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