Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting Recipe -
Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting Recipe
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Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

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"I came up with this trying to dress-up canned frosting for chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and was very pleased with the results. There aren't nearly enough recipes that use chocolate hazelnut spread! It's great for frosting cookies or brownies, or frosting and filling cakes. No one will ever guess this started in a can."

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Original recipe makes 22 - 2 tablespoon servings Change Servings
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    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Combine the chocolate frosting, chocolate-hazelnut spread, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until well blended and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2011

very easy to make and it was really good! it was a little thicker than i wanted it to be so i added a little bit of milk to it and it was perfect.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2013

It was easy but the chocolate frosting over powered the Nutella.


18 Ratings

Feb 01, 2010

Excellent frosting. I don't like store bought frostings, but I thought I'd give this a try because of the nutella. I used sugar-free nutella because it's what I had on hand and it came out perfectly delicious. I imagine it would be so much better, but sweeter with the regular nutella. I made a 2 layer cake and topped my cake with a cherry and some crushed hazelnuts. There was plenty of frosting for a nice thick layer. Thanks for the recipe.

Nov 21, 2011

This was really yummy. The only change that I would make is to add at least 2-3 tablespoons of milk, because the consistency is really thick and slowed my beaters down! The milk smooths it out and makes for a creamy, delicious frosting.

Jul 23, 2009

I'm not a big frosting fan, but the added nutella decreased the richness. The combination of this with the cookies was a bit hit in our household. Would not change a thing!!

Sep 27, 2010

What a great idea to make regular chocolate frosting taste like it came right out of a bakery. I love chocolate frosting, but I don't want to take the time to make it from scratch, and canned chocolate frosting just isn't good. Thanks for the idea! By the way, don't add any water. I added just a tiny bit, thinking it would make it more spreadable. It did, but it was a little gooey. Don't change a thing in the recipe.

Jan 10, 2012

Very easy and delicious. I agree with the other reviewers, this frosting is pretty thick. I added about 1 1/2 tablespoon of milk.

Sep 17, 2011

Frosting was much too stiff and did not whip up well until I added some softened butter. Then it was great!


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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