Creamy,Fluffy, and So Unbelievably Simple, this Easy Nutella Frosting will become an instant go-to recipe in your home. This buttercream is rich and chocolaty while still maintaining that subtle hint of Hazelnut.
In the bowl of a Stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), whip Nutella and butter together for about 3 minutes, until completely combined and lighter in color.
Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Set your mixer to stir and add your powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing until fully combined.
Add your vanilla and 3 Tbsp of whipping cream. Starting on low to combine, increase the speed and whip your buttercream for 3-5 minutes until it is noticeably lighter in color. You’ll want your buttercream to be stiff enough to pipe and still maintain its shape, but light and fluffy, not heavy and dense. If the mixture is still too thick, add up to 2 more Tbsp of whipping cream. Make sure to whip well after each addition of extra cream. Store tightly covered in the fridge for up to a week.
Can Substitute Salted Butter for Unsalted if you like a little bit of a salty sweet flavor. Powdered Sugar can be decreased to 3 cups if you prefer a richer, less sweet buttercream. You’ll want to decrease your Heavy Whipping Cream as well, however.