6/13/2011

{Recipe} Easy Nutella Buttercream Frosting


Easy Nutella Buttercream Frosting

2/3 cup Nutella
1 stick Unsalted Butter
1 lb Powdered Sugar, roughly 4 1/2 cups
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Milk to desired consistency

Directions
Whip the Nutella and butter together until well incorporated.  Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Add the milk if the frosting seems too thick. 
I didn't have to add any milk, as the hazelnut oils in the Nutella give the frosting the consistency I desired.  This is a soft, light frosting, so I just used an offset spatula; rather than attempting to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.
This recipe can easily be doubled

This tastes great on the chocolate cupcakes I made.  Asher loved it on saltine crackers, graham crackers, toast and pretzels.

Note~ Because of the oils in the Nutella, this frosting does not hold up well in the sun.  Place the cupcakes in the fridge, then display in the shade if serving outside, if possible.  These cupcakes were all gone, so you may not have to worry about it anyway;) 

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