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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Birthday Cupcake Frosting

Do you remember last week when I made those crazy Chocolate Caramel Peanut Popcorn cupcakes for The Boy?

Well, this week it was The Girl's turn.  In honor of her 15th birthday (oy!) I pulled out the best ever frosting recipe.  Seriously.  The best.  Ever.

Doesn't it look divine?

I made regular white cupcakes from a box.  I didn't want anything to interfere with the flavor of this frosting.  Then I made this:

Nutella Chocolate Frosting


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened, but cool
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon milk


To make the frosting, in a bowl of stand mixer, combine the powdered sugar and butter and beat on low speed for about 1 minute.  Add vanilla, and beat on low speed until well combined.

Add the melted and slightly cooled chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).

Add the Nutella and beat on med-high speed for another minute.  If too thick, you can add small increments of more milk and blend until smooth.

You'll end up with wonderful chocolate deliciousness that looks like this:

You'll really want to like the beater.  And you can go ahead - I won't tell.

Now, to frost the cupcakes, I used a pastry bag with a large star tip.  I piped around the outside rim of the cupcake, and spiraled inward, pulling up at the end to get the point.

This frosting is really easy to work with.  It is nice and soft, but it holds up in the heat.  It was in the upper 90s when I was making these, and I even put them under lights to get some pictures, and there was no melting.

This recipe frosts just a little more than a dozen cupcakes pretty generously.

I'd make and extra one and set it aside for a midnight snack.

You'll thank me later.

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl! These are beautiful Chocolate treats for a special day. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen