Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

It appears that many people are having trouble with this recipe. As I have always had great success with it, I can only assume our differences lie in the quality of the whipped cream available 'here' as opposed to other places. I get fresh whipping cream - not the ultra-pasteurised stuff, so this is probably where our differences lie. If you have a source for 'real' cream, and not cream that has been radiated, I'm sure you'll enjoy the same success with this recipe. This makes enough to ice a 2-layer cake - provided you can stop yourself from eating it up right out of the bowl (and the beaters...and the spatula...)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 ounces nutella
  • 12 ounces whipping cream
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Empty nutella, whipping cream and vanilla extract into the bowl of your mixer, and beat (slowly in the beginning to avoid splatters) on medium-high, scraping sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula occasionally, until you have billowy clouds of chocolate-hazelnut cream.


Most Helpful

Oh dear, there seems to be something wrong with this recipe. After having tasted the icing to make sure it was "just right", then getting a second opinion from one daughter, who needed to consult with another daughter, there just wasn't enough icing to cover the dark chocolate cake for which it was meant. I made another double recipe, so there was enough for the cake, and I put what was left in the freezer. It is delicious on its own straight out of the freezer! Ev, I hate you, my fat tushy hates you, this is wonderful!

Mirj October 07, 2003

This is just fantastic!!! I actually iced it on a rich butter cake. And the blend of flavours were just fantastic!! My family and I loved it, and who wouldn't..i mean it is nutella!! I had just a tablespoon leftover after icing and sampling it, and instead of sticking the whole tablespoon in my greedy mouth, i spread it on 2 thick pieces of toast..TO DIE FOR!!

KitchenManiac October 12, 2003

I did full justice to the beaters, spatula and the mixing bowl. I couldn't leave them just like that with all that yummy nutella on them in the sink for the tap water to enjoy, could I? NO! LOL:) So, I licked them ALL clean! Some fell onto my hand and I dug my teeth into that too!(It's the eve of Halloween night- note the use of the word 'dug'- Dracula comes to my mind!);-) ! This is really yummy and perfectly satisfied my chocolate craving. I made this for a little girl who wanted a Nutella spread on her bread. She loved it and sent a hug your way for posting this:-) Thank you for the best Nutella icing recipe I've ever tried!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 30, 2003

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