Rich Nutella Buttercream

I make this buttercream often, and I recently had someone request the recipe, so I thought I’d post it.  I adapted this from Southern Living’s Rich Chocolate Buttercream.  It’s smooth and velvety, and very, very chocolaty.  I like to put it on espresso or coffee-flavored chocolate cake or cupcakes.

Rich Nutella Buttercream

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 small jar Nutella
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place the chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about
90 seconds, stopping to stir every 20-30 seconds.  Stir until completely melted and smooth.  Set aside.

Beat the butter and Nutella on medium-high speed until
creamy.  Beat in the melted chocolate chips.  Add the powdered sugar one cup at a
time.  Beat in the cocoa, milk, and
vanilla until smooth.


  1. says

    I love Nutella and everything with Nutella, and tis frostig must be really awesome. I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  2. Karen says

    I’ve never seen baking cups like those. All I’ve ever seen in the stores are plain ol’ boring colors. Did you find these online?

  3. Jessica says

    I’ve been procrastinating making a decision on a frosting/icing/whatever to top my son’s birthday cake (seriously, it’s tomorrow). Until I read your post. You are brilliant! Thanks! I’ve got some Nutella buttercream (and a cake) to make…

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