Whipped Nutella Frosting

Whipped Nutella Frosting...one of the best things I have ever eaten!!

This Whipped Nutella Frosting is so creamy and smooth, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon!

I am a frosting girl. That’s me. Hi.

I can’t be on your team if you have ever uttered the words, that’s “too sweet” or, “I scraped the frosting off”.

Just no.

My people ask for a corner piece…an extra rose (or two).

My people eat the frosting first…you know, to make sure it’s the RIGHT kind of frosting. No fake stuff allowed. Only the real deal for my brethren. If the frosting ain’t right, the cake ain’t worth it.

I should really write bumper stickers.

Anyhow, today I am sharing with you maybe my new favorite food. And DEFINITELY my new favorite frosting.

I don’t want to be all exaggeratey, but today’s pretty major.

Whipped Nutella Frosting. OHHHYEZZZZY.

Whipped Nutella Frosting...one of the best things I have ever eaten!!

I have to tell you this frosting never made it onto a cupcake, or a cookie or even a toothbrush. It went straight from the mixing bowl and into my face. And when I ate so much I couldn’t feel my fingertips any longer I gave the rest to my neighbors, where they also ate it with a spoon, from the bowl.

I was going to make dark chocolate cupcakes and pipe a giant swirl of this creamy love fluff on top. But it never stood a chance.

It’s THAT good.

So I will say make this at your own risk…because I know it’s not health food or anything. But I’m pretty sure you deserve a giant heap of frosting in your face right now.

I know this because you are my people.

Whipped Nutella Frosting...one of the best things I have ever eaten!!

And if you’re the type with self-control you betcha it will be great on THESE cupcakes! Or THIS cake! Or even in place of the mousse on THIS CAKE!

Or you know…straight off a spoon 🙂


5.0 from 5 reviews
Whipped Nutella Frosting
  • ¾ cup salted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (like Nutella)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  1. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment beat the butter and Nutella together for 2 minutes until combined and creamy, scraping sides as necessary.
  2. Turn mixer to low and add in the powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy cream.
  3. Once the powdered sugar is mixed in turn mixer back up to medium high and whip for 2 more minutes until creamy and fluffy, again, scraping sides as needed.
  4. Spread or pipe on top cake or cupcakes.
Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freeze up to a month.


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Yes. Girl….YES. This is Waaayyyyy better than Spa Food


oh why had I never thought of this? Yum!!

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture

Yum!! “If the frosting ain’t right, the cake ain’t worth it.” Amen sister. If you make this slogan into a bumper sticker, I will buy it from you. Just let me know when they’re ready. Nothing is worse than when someone says, “There’s going to be cake!” and then it’s store-bought with that awful fake frosting on top. It’s not even worth eating. Frosting snobs, unite!!


The worst is the “whipped frosting” that’s like eating tasteless whipped air. YUCK!


My daughter is going to die when she gets home from school! She, of course, is a sugar junkie, and obsessed with Nutella! You are a saint! And yes, this frosting will probably not make it onto anything. Right out of the bowl for dessert! Thanks so much for sharing!


Amen to that!
Thanks for a new frosting recipe! ????


Should be !!!!

karen c

I am your people. I don’t need cake, or cupcakes, or brownies or anything else to enjoy frosting on. Frosting is good. Frosting can stand on its own. I am deathly allergic to hazelnuts so I use Reese’s spread in recipes instead of Nutella. I have everything on hand and I’m heading to the kitchen now to whip up a batch of this. Can’t wait to sink a spoon in it!
BTW – I don’t know how I ended up this way, my mom says everything is too sweet and my brother won’t touch frosting on anything. Who are these people?

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

Ahhhhh, this looks too good!!!!


I’m with you on this girl!! I just hate it when someone is eating cake or something sweet and says oh too much frosting, or too sweet! You’re eating cake with frosting, it’s suppose to be sweet!!! Can’t wait to try this! You are the best!

Heather M.

I loved today’s post…and I can’t wait to try this recipe. You see…I covet frosting. I’m a frosting lush. You get me. Thank you for totally giving a voice to those of us who demand the corner piece with the rose…and then ask our crazy friends (and sometimes complete strangers) if we can eat their leftover, scraped-off frosting. You are my hero.

Jenny Flake

What a great idea! We LOVE Nutella at our house and always keep a jar on hand 😀


OMG you are my new hero! I might love you for this frosting! I have never understood the judges on cupcake wars when they complain the frosting is too sweet. Ummmm, hello?! It’s frosting. That’s why it’s there. To be sweet. And now you’ve added Nutella to it?! I *LOVE* Nutella! Thank you for this great idea! 😀

Ok,this is the 1st time I ever leave a comment on these websites/blogs with recipes, and BTW I’m always online trying new recipes. So I was craving something sweet like cake and I came across this recipe and as soon as I saw the word Nutella that was it. Even tho I have some frosting leftovers (strawberry cream, french vanilla & cream cheese..yeah I love to bake) I went ahead and did this OMG it’s so yummy I’m eating it by the spoon full right now! Plan on making a Nutella mug cake to eat with this frosting..if there’s any… Read more »
Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Hehehe YOUR people sound like MY kind of people. I really don’t like it when people do that in front of you, like you are going face first into your cupcake and they are scraping the icing off theirs – whaaat?! Meanwhile I LOVE Nutella and Nutella frosting and this post!

Jennifer | Bake or Break

Why are you not MY neighbor? I would have happily taken some of this off your hands.

Courtney @ bakemeproud

Total frosting girl here too… Can’t wait to try this. I make something similar with Hershey’s spreadables, but this sounds fab!

Laura @ Laura

I eat cake for the frosting! This looks creamy and delicious!


I can’t even tell you how much I love this post! AMAZING!!!

Jacqueilne | Go Go Go Gourmet

I may just have to follow through on your original goal and pipe this on top of some chocolate cupcakes… Yum!

Jane M

**sigh**. We are empty nesters and my hubs is a Type1. But a week from tomorrow is my birthday and I think I’ll bake a chocolate cake and use this frosting AND EAT THE ENTIRE CAKE AS A PRESENT TO MYSELF!!!! LALALALALALA

Tracy | Pale Yellow

I once added an entire jar of nutella to a batch of frosting, this recipe is so much more controlled!


Delicious and light frosting! I unfortunately paired it with a chocolate cake and completely overwhelmed the flavor of the icing. Looking forward to making this recipe with a white cake!


Hi, i tried your recipe, but mine came out grainy. I made a slight mistake with the sugar. Can you tell me how I can fix it?


Is this frosting enough to make a dozen cupcakes?


A good start, but I fully intend to take this to the next level. I specialize in filled cupcakes… and what goes well with nutella? Caramel. That’s right. I’m upping the ante. Chocolate cupcakes with gooey caramel filling and nutella whipped frosting. Boom. Done. I am your god now, bow before me.


I just made this frosting for a homemade chocolate cake. OMG! It’s amazing. Many times the nutella flavor gets lost in the frosting, but this one is amazing. It’s like a fluffy cloud of nutella! Thanks!!!!


Hi! I want to make this frosting for cupcakes on super bowl Sunday. I’m frosting the cupcakes the night before, should I store this in the fridge, or can they sit on my counter? Thanks!


Omaigod, this is the best! I wont type anymore, do it and eat now (Im still licking the mixer bowl…lol still typing)


I love the way you write! It made the post so interesting & fun to read. My hubbys bday is coming up and I think I may be using this recipe for cupcake frosting! Thanks!! 🙂


If it wasn’t bad enough I rode my bike 10 miles each way to get to costco to get nutella I made a huge mess in the kitchen wait till my mom gets home, totally worth it! And delicious

Chelsea Renoe

Can I sub the heavy cream for lactose and fat free milk? Or half and half?