Monday, January 21, 2013

Nutella Buttercream

I watched High School Musical for the first time ever this past week. 
Uhm...I definitely could have gone my whole life without watching it. Then again, you don't really live until you've watched all the cheesy, most unrealistic movies under the sun.

For all the water bottles, socks, and backpacks that Troy and Gabriella's faces have been plastered on for the past five or so years, I expected a lot more out of the movie. [Spoiler Alert!] I mean, the whole movie is basically centered around the situation of "Oh no! Are Troy and Gabriella going to be able to get into the musical? Can Troy's father accept him? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH TROY AND GABRIELLA'S RELATIONSHIP?!" And in the end what do you get? The whole high school dancing in the gym. Just that. No amazing musical that the whole entire movie led up to. Nothing definite seems to be concluded with Troy and Gabriella's relationship. I'm not sure how I've been managing to sleep these past few nights!

I guess the one thing we do know is that Troy's dad does love him even though he likes singing.

So, I definitely could have gone my whole life without seeing that movie, but this frosting? This ain't no High School Musical; it's a game changer. It's basically the perfect frosting. Let me explain...

This frosting is kind of halfway between chocolate and vanilla frosting. It has a mellow chocolate flavor as well as a hint of hazelnut, both of which come from the Nutella. It's kind of a flavor of its own! If you aren't a huge fan of chocolate frosting, I encourage you to give this a try! Even if you're a chocolate fanatic like I am, I'm sure you'll enjoy this, too.

Nutella Buttercream

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/3 cup hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 T. milk

With a mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add in the Nutella; mix until combined. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and enough milk to get it to a spreading consistency.

Note: I used this recipe for the vanilla cupcakes.

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Also, I think I'm going to have to get my hands no High School Musical 2 & 3 to get some answers.


  1. I love Nutella and these look scrumptious! I can't wait to try this...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  2. That frosting is calling my name!


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