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Nutella Buttercream

Smooth Nutella buttercream is so easy to make and is the perfect topping for cupcakes, birthday cakes, layer cakes, or anywhere else you might need a little buttercream really! Recipe VIDEO below.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 319kcal


  • 175 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 175 g icing sugar
  • 350 g Nutella
  • A dash of milk I use skimmed but any is fine


  • Cut the butter (175g) into cubes and beat in an electric mixer until soft.
  • Add the icing sugar (175g) and beat until fully combined. To try and avoid the sugar flying everywhere I add the sugar a spoonful at a time and keep the mixer on a low speed until it has started to mix with the butter.
  • Add the Nutella (350g) and beat until fully combined.
  • Take a look at the consistency of the icing, is it spreadable? If not add ½ tsp milk and mix until fully combined. Check the consistency again and repeat until it is just spreadable.
  • Once you’ve got the consistency right, it’s ready to use.



This recipe makes enough for 12 buttercream cupcake roses or for a thin covering over a 20cm round sandwich cake with a layer in the middle.
I've piped this buttercream onto my delicious 3-ingredients Nutella cupcakes. Take a look at my mix-and-match cupcake index for a selection of other cupcake and buttercream flavours.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg