Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nutella Buttercream frosting

 Fluffy Nutella Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt (up to ¼ teaspoon, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  1. In a stand mixer a fixed with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and powdered sugar on low until well-blended. Add the Nutella and increase the speed to medium. Beat for two minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and salt and whip for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Add the whipping cream and beat for about one minute, until the frosting lightens slightly in both color and texture.
yield   12 cupcakes

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