Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

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Nutella Frosting

3 servings

servings

5 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 cup (16 Tbsp; 226g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

4 cups (460g) confectioners’ sugar

3/4 cup (225g) Nutella

1/3 cup (80ml) heavy cream or whole milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

pinch salt

Directions

In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and add confectioners’ sugar, Nutella, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to medium-high speed and beat for 2 full minutes. Add up to 1/2 cup more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin or another Tablespoon of cream if frosting is too thick. Add a pinch of salt if frosting is too sweet. (I always add 1/8 teaspoon salt.)

Use immediately or cover tightly and store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. After freezing, thaw in the refrigerator then beat the frosting on medium speed for a few seconds so it’s creamy again. After thawing or refrigerating, beating in a splash of heavy cream or milk will help thin the frosting out again, if needed.

3 servings

servings

5 minutes

total time
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