Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting Recipe


February 5th is World Nutella Day!
We are celebrating World Nutella Day with a Nutella frosting recipe. YUM!

nutella frosting recipe

We picked up some cute Valentine’s Day cupcake decorations at the store and decided to make some vanilla cupcakes with butter cream frosting. Baking is always a fun activity to do with the kids, and they love to help by adding the little candy decorations.

Little did I know, February 5th is World Nutella Day! So our plans were changed a little bit and we ditched the butter cream frosting to try out a Nutella frosting recipe.

Nutella is a Hazelnut spread, which is a common tree nut and an allergen in my son. Because he couldn’t enjoy Nutella, we made him a few plain butter cream cupcakes to decorate all by himself. He loved having special cupcakes that were only for him! The rest of us enjoyed a Nutella cupcake and packed up the leftovers for my husband’s work.

So the Nutella frosting recipe is so easy to make. Here is the recipe that a friend gave me, it turned out to be so tasty!

Please Pin our Nutella frosting recipe on Pinterest if you like it! Thanks! :)


  • 2 Sticks – Unsalted butter at room temp
  • 2/3 cup – Nutella
  • 2 cups – Powered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp – Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tsp – Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Tsp – Salt


Mix together the butter and powered sugar until well blended, a stand mixer would work best. Add the Nutella and mix together for about 2 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and salt, blend for another minute. Add in the heavy whipping cream, blend for another minute.

We love Nutella on crackers, toast, cupcakes, the list can go on! How do you like to eat Nutella?


7 thoughts on “Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting Recipe

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  • February 7, 2013 at 9:39 am
    Whoooaaaa those look so good, i love nutella and anything hazelnut. Thank you for sharing this! Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    I've never tried Nutella. These cupcakes look cute. Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 9:23 am
    We love Nutella. My kids would eat it out of the jar if I let them. These cupcakes looks amazing. Reply
  • February 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    I had never tried Nutella until my fiance had me try some. We love Nutella and I enjoy trying new recipes that use Nutella. I will be making these for Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Reply
  • February 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Nutella is amazing. I can't buy it that often, because I am too tempted to just eat it plain. Bad news. Your cupcakes look fantastic--nice job! Reply
  • February 5, 2013 at 4:43 am
    I'd love to try this! Homemade frosting is so much better! Reply

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