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Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake frosting recipe, homemade cream cheese frosting, nutella frosting
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 105kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons milk


  • Beat the softened cream cheese and Nutella with an electric mixer on high speed until well blended and completely smooth.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating on medium speed between additions.
  • Beat on high until powdered sugar is fully incorporated.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add milk, and continue beating until frosting is light and fluffy, about 3 full minutes.


*Note: Because of its silky, melted fudge texture, this frosting is best spread on cakes and cupcakes with a spatula, rather than piped on with a pastry bag. You may have the urge to add more powdered sugar to make it stiffer in order to yield a better texture for piping, but beware that the frosting can quickly become much too sweet. In my first attempt at this recipe, I added a whopping 4 cups of sugar to create a proper pipe-able frosting, only to discover the finished product was cloyingly sweet. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg