This fluffy - and super easy - buttercream frosting recipe features everyone's favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread, Nutella. Pure perfection. One batch of this buttercream should be plenty to frost one standard-sized layer cake or generously top a dozen cupcakes.
1cup2 sticks unsalted butterroom temperature
2cupspowdered sugaraka confectioner's sugar
2/3cupNutellaor other chocolate-hazelnut spread
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Pinchkosher saltup to 1/4 teaspoon, to taste
2tablespoonsheavy whipping cream
In a stand mixer afixed 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.
Add the vanilla extract and salt and whip for an additional 30 seconds.
Add the whipping cream and beat for about one minute, until the frosting lightens slightly in both color and texture.