Monday, January 21, 2013

Chocolate Nutella Frosting

This Chocolate Nutella Frosting recipe pairs perfectly with the Nutella Chocolate Cake. The Nutella flavor in it is prevalent, but not overwhelmingly strong. If you want a sweeter, less greasy frosting, use less butter and more icing sugar. If you would like a smoother frosting, add a little more milk (chocolate milk works great!) If you would like a darker, more Nutella-y frosting, simply add more Nutella. If you want it to be a little chocolatier and dark, you can also add a little cocoa powder. Anyway, this is a delicious frosting that would work well on a variety of different cake types! Pictured below is the dark chocolate version, made with a spoonful of extra Nutella, a spoonful of cocoa, and a splash of chocolate milk. It is delicious by the spoonful, like it is eaten here, and not just on cake!

Chocolate Nutella Frosting
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Nutella
3 cups icing (confectioners') sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

In a medium bowl, mix the butter and Nutella together until well blended. Gradually stir in the icing sugar, adding the milk as needed. Add enough milk to achieve the desired spreading consistency.

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