Rich, creamy, dark Nutella Buttercream Frosting aka hazelnut buttercream frosting made in 5 mins with perfect piping consistency.
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Dark Nutella Buttercream Frosting

If you love Nutella, this Nutella buttercream frosting will probably be your favorite. An absolute heaven over cakes, cupcakes and between macaron shells. Rich, creamy and decadent this frosting takes no more than five minutes to mix and is the perfect consistency to pipe pretty swirls on cupcakes or pipe boarders or designs around cakes such as this one.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italy,
Keyword 5 minutes, Buttercream, frosting, Nutella
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 210kcal
Author Veena Azmanov


Enough to frost 24 cupcakes or an 2 x 8-inch cake

  • 228 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 225 grams Nutella or hazelnut spread
  • 500 grams Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Whipping Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder optional
  • 4 tbsp Hot Water (if using the cocoa powder)


  • Add hot water to the cocoa powder and create a paste. Set aside to cool.
  • Cream the butter, Nutella, salt and fresh cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cocoa powder paste and vanilla -mix for a minute more until all the cocoa is well incorporated.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure it's all one color.
  • Finally, start adding the powder sugar one cup at a time.
  • Once all the powdered sugar is in, whip for three to four minutes until  you have whipped cream consistency
  • The mixing helps build volume to the fat and cream which gives this buttercream a piping consistency. So don't skimp on the whipping.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 5.5% | Calcium: 1.5% | Iron: 2.7%