Nutella-coffee Frosted Cupcakes

I know you want to know how to make fantastic, mouth-watering Nutella-coffee frosting. This post isn't as much about the cupcakes as it is about the frosting. Here's the cupcake recipe, if you'd like to try it out on my eggless cupcakes.

But like I said, this is more about the frosting.

This frosting is perfect for closet coffee lovers {like me - I say "yuck!" to hot coffee}, and Nutella lovers as well. I am a gigantic Nutella lover. I could sit and eat it all day. I'm sure I'd weigh 100lbs more than I do now, though. Thanks to the Sweetest Kitchen for the recipe.


Here's what you need:

2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons Nutella
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

I used Starbucks' Instant Coffee, VIA, which is actually pretty strong so it gives a nice coffee kick. The reason I used this {it was half a packet, if you feel like using the same} is because the only other instant coffee had been open for over a year... yeah, ew.

Anyway, here is what you do:

In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon milk with 1 teaspoon instant coffee and stir until coffee is dissolved.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, Nutella, sugar, salt, vanilla, and the 1 tablespoon coffee-milk mixture. Mix well with electric mixer, adding more milk as needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting.

Makes enough to frost 10-12 cupcakes if just spreading it on with a knife.

It's seriously very delicious. Go ahead and taste a heaping spoonful or two, you deserve it!


Lindsey said...

Ooo, I think I'll need to try this recipe! I looove nutella, and coffe is so good. Sounds like a good combo to me! :)

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