• Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: NONE
  • Serves: Makes about 4½

Chocolate-Nutella Cream Cheese Buttercream

Category: Desserts, Holiday, Chocolate, Kids

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, softened (or 1 stick salted & 1 stick unsalted)
  • 4 ounces (½ 8-ounce package/113 grams) cream cheese, such as Philadelphia®, softened
  • ½ cup (148 grams) Nutella® Hazelnut Spread
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract, such as Nielsen-Massey®
  • 4 tablespoons (30 grams) sifted HERSHEY'S® Special Dark Cocoa, or your favorite
  • 3½ to 4 cups (420 to 480 grams) confectioners’ sugar, spooned in cup, leveled off & sifted


Using a handheld mixer and large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add cream cheese, Nutella® and vanilla; beat until fully incorporated. Gradually increase mixer speed to high and continue beating until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary with rubber spatula.

Gradually add cocoa and 3½ cups confectioners’ sugar, beating on low speed (stir), until well combined. Add additional confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency for spreading and level of sweetness is reached. Beat on high speed until well combined and smooth while scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, about 1 to 2 minutes. Before frosting cake layers, rebeat buttercream to ensure smoothness.

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