Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Victoria Sponge with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

I don't know anyone that doesn't like Nutella. Whether you're smothering it on bread,stuffing it into a cupcake or my fav, licking it off a spoon. It is always a huge hit! I've seen loads of different recipes around for Nutella buttercream but I decided to wing it. Lets face it buttercream isn't exactly rocket science, once you've mastered the basics you're pretty set but I was happy with myself none the less.

I will admit I used copious amounts of Nutella trying to get the flavour just right. I had scribbled down on a piece of paper what I thought the recipe would be and ended up with a whole different recipe.

At first this buttercream gives you a super strong flavour of nutella but then it becomes smooth and creamy. It is actually like a nutella cream flavour. The cake was a Victoria Sponge ,sandwiched also with this buttercream. I'd love to try a chocolate cake with this buttercream too. I've a feeling it would be a winner!

Recipe for Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Iced and sandwiched a 10" cake


  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 550g icing sugar
  • 280g nutella
  • 60ml double cream
  • 2tsp vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter until completely softened. Add nutella and beat until well combined almost fluffy. Add icing sugar bit by bit while beating. Using a mixer mix on highest setting beat until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. While beating, mix double cream and vanilla extract together in a jug. Slowly pour the liquids into the buttercream mixture. And BEAT!! I did it for about 8 mins. You should have a light creamy Nutelly mixture.

I ate waaay too much of this straight out of the bowl, it is not the kind of buttercream that you can just have a taste. I had to restrain myself from diving in face first lol!

I am linkin up today to Tea Party Tuesday as recommended below by the lovely Hazel.
 Hope you are all having a great day :)

Shirley x


  1. YUMMMY! You need to link this up over at Tea Party Tuesday on http://chantillefleur.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/tea-party-tuesday-november-edition.html This would be a great cake for a tea party!! Hazel x

  2. Oh yum yum YUM! This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing & linking up - it was lovely to discover your gorgeous blog! xx

    1. Thank you Sarah Jane. Hazel sent me your way. I'm only too happy to share, I do love a tea party :)

  3. Oh my - this cake is gorgeous! Sounds like it tastes decadent!

    1. Thank you so much Shashi. It absolutely was, makes the extra half hour working out worth while :)

  4. Yea, I don't know anyone who doesn't like nutella either! So yum! This cake is ridiculously gorgeous! It looks almost too pretty to cut into it...well, almost. ;)

    1. Thank you Tina, it was my first time piping buttercream on a cake so that means a lot. You've made my day :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shirley x