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 🙂



Whipped Nutella Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 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.


56 Responses

  1. 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!!

  2. rebecca

    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!

  3. 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?

  4. Sharon

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. Brooke

    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! 😀

  7. Olivia

    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 left ???? thanks for this easy yummy recipe

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. Ana

    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!

  11. Shahin

    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?

    1. Mari

      Make sure your butter is room temperature, and make sure your sifting your powdered sugar, many brands have clumps and they aren’t terribly fine.

  12. 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.

  13. JennyB

    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!!!!

  14. Taylor

    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!

  15. LadyVet

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

  16. 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!! 🙂

  17. FrostingLover

    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

  18. You made me laugh out loud. Have you tried Salty Nutella Thumbprint cookies–so yummy. I was looking for recipe when I came across this. Thanks for the laugh; picking up heavy cream right after yoga tonight! 🙂

  19. You made me laugh out loud. Have you tried Salty Nutella Thumbprint cookies–so yummy. I was looking for recipe when I came across this. Thanks for the laugh; picking up heavy cream right after yoga tonight! 🙂

  20. Omg thank you so much for sharing this! I needed urgently to do some cupcakes and my frosting came like cr@p, so I did yours and it came out surprisingly delicious! Oh and by The way I had to do it again cause we ate it before we put it on the cup cakes lol xxx thanks again 🙂

  21. Jackie

    This was delicious! The directions were easy to follow and gave the desired result (even though this is only the second frosting I’ve ever made, and the first in over 10 years. We haven’t eaten it with the cake yet, but it was delicious out of the bowl, even after refrigerating overnight. We can’t stop eating it, so I decided to leave this review! Also loved that it didn’t call for heavy cream, and just whole milk. I usually don’t have the former, but do have the latter for my 2 year old, who is still asking for more! Thanks for a great recipe!

  22. Nancy Bisordi

    Can’t wait to make this for my sister’s birthday! Can you suggest the perfect cake to accompany this? Would you do yellow or chocolate?
    I can totally appreciate your love of this frosting. There was a pastry shop I had gone to for 45 years. Hands down best buttercream in the world. I too would eat it by itself, and actually bought it in a container on occasion. Whenever we did our death row last meal it always included this. I would always say if I had to choose between one million dollars or a bowl of this buttercream, I would choose the buttercream. Until someone said,… “Why don’t you take the million dollars?? Then you could buy all the buttercream you want AND have all that money!” Duh…. LMAO! ?

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  24. Jen

    This looks like a good recipe but the pop-up videos are enough to keep me from coming back. Please, make your money, but keep the site usable.

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