Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Best Frosting EVER!

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Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting


The Simplicity That Is Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosting is really a simple thing to make.  Sugar, usually confectioners, and some type of fat, many times butter, combine to make the base of a good frosting.  Add in a flavoring and you have a real treat to tempt the taste buds.  When I made a batch of average, yellow cake cupcakes this past week, I wanted to come up with something just a little bit different.  So at the prompting of a daughter’s suggestion, out came the Nutella and Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting was born.

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Everything is Better with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Ok, maybe not everything, but many things are better!  Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting isn’t just good on cake.  With the leftover frosting I had, I tried it on toast (amazing!), strawberries (luscious!), and even on French toast (oooh la la!) and it made everything better!  The rich, smooth texture melts on warm things like toast and French toast, and spreads on strawberries beautifully, making plain old chocolate covered strawberries merely edible.  Spread Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting on your shortcake or pound cake before covering in strawberries and whipped cream for a delicious change to your everyday Strawberry Shortcake.

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Best Frosting EVER!

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Best Frosting EVER!


  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C Nutella
  • 3 C confectioner's sugar


  1. Beat the cream cheese and Nutella together until smooth.
  2. Add in the confectioners sugar, 1/2 C at a time, until the frosting is the desired consistency. Additional sugar may be necessary.
  3. Frost your cupcakes or use as a spread. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Why the Fascination with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting?

Really, we should ask the question of why the fascination with Nutella.  I’ve seen Nutella in the stores for years and actually had a friend that put it on just about anything.  I was never interested.  Hazelnut and chocolate in a spread?  No thank you.  Then, my daughter had some at a friend’s house and was enthralled, so of course we picked some up on a shopping trip.  One taste and I was hooked.  It became a game to see what else we could do with it, and someone said frosting.  YES!  I can do that!  So Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting was created.  And it was loved.  The cupcakes went faster than any other I’ve made, and the extra frosting didn’t last much longer.

Make your cupcakes disappear in a flash with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.

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  1. Can you tell me how many cups this recipe makes??

    • It makes about 2 and a quarter cups, maybe just a bit more. It really depends on how much air you can whip into it. Also, sometimes my mixture is a bit too thick and I add a teaspoon or so of cream (or half and half), then it makes a bit more.

  2. I made this and put it on top of pumpkin cupcakes. AMAZING!! I made one change, I added a bit of sea salt to taste and it really brought out the flavors amazingly!

  3. These look sooo good! I will definitely need to try them!!!:)

  4. This sounds amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wedesday!

  5. Hi,thanks so much for the jus wantd to ask that how much is 1 cup of nutella and how much is 3cups of sugar?(in grams)thank you so much!!!x

  6. Sounds delicious! Can you tell me is the cream cheese straight from the fridge or at room temp? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Oops! I’ll add that to the recipe. I always use my cream cheese at room temperature. It beats into other things so much easier! Sorry about that! :)

  7. I have a friend who loves Nutella! I have to share this with her.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

  8. Oh, thank you for this recipe. This is going to be great.
    Consider yourself hugged,

  9. What a great frosting! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. You had me at Nutella. Then you added Cream Cheese. Frosting? Over the top yumm!

  11. This looks so amazing! I’ve made Nutella Buttercream Frosting before, but this sounds even better. I can’t wait to try it.

  12. I bet it would be amazing rolled in crescent rolls too!

  13. Yum! I’d love to try this on french toast, like you mentioned. Since we moved back from a short stint in Italy I haven’t bought Nutella at all, but we all love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Nutella icing?? Unbelievably delicious sounding… might just have to make this sometime soon. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  15. Wow, that’s it? Why haven’t I been making this already? Love it! Thanks for sparking ideas :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  16. You had me at Nutella. I love baking and I’m amazed that I never though of this; it sounds divine. I officially have an excuse now to buy some. Thanks!!


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