Nutella Custard Buttercream

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If you like the hazelnut flavor of the famous Nutella spread, you will absolutely love this Nutella Custard Buttercream! It has the texture of buttercream, without unnecessary greasiness. The suppleness of the Nutella Custard Buttercream allows to pipe the cream on top of cupcakes, while the deliciousness will make this your favorite cake frosting!

Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

If you’ve noticed the trend lately on the blog, this recipe too will be used in an upcoming cake. But if you’re feeling independently creative you can use the Nutella Custard Buttercream to layer a regular yellow sponge cake, or chocolate sponge cake, or any other cake you know how to make before I post that next cake recipe.

Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Because the filling does not feel greasy like some of the buttercreams do, you will really be tempted to just eat or ‘taste-test’ this cream by the spoonfuls. Also, if you like your cupcakes topheavy, this is the frosting to do it with. Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Do not be surprised though if kids lick the frosting and leave the cupcake behind 😉

 

Nutella Custard Buttercream

Yield: 4+ cups
Ingredients: 
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk, boiling hot
1/2 cup nutella spread
1 1/2  (170g) sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

How to make Nutella Custard Buttercream

Mix 6 egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp salt with a whisk until smooth.
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Add 4 Tbsp flour and whisk until smooth again. Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Pour milk 1/2 cup at a time while continuously whisking. Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Cook over medium heat, whisking non stop to prevent clumps from forming and the bottom from scorching. Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Add 1/2 cup Nutella into the warm cream and whisk until it is well incorporated. Allow to completely cool to room temperature. Do no refrigerate. If you do, bring back to room temperature before adding to the butter.
Tip: To speed up the cooling process you can spread the cream in a large baking pan, covering with plastic wrap touching the cream. 
Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Whip 1.5 sticks , unsalted, room temperature butter with a mixer on high speed for about 5 minutes, stopping 3-4 times to scrape down the bottom. Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Add the cooled to room temperature custard into the whipped butter in thirds, whipping until almost fully incorporated before making the next addition. Stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure there are no unmixed chunks of butter.
Nutella Custard Buttercream - Use this cream for all kinds of cakes, custards, meringues and other goodies to give them that delicious Nutella flavor without the butteriness of a regular buttercream | By Let the Baking Begin!

Refrigerate cream until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before using in cakes or recipes.

Nutella Custard Buttercream

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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4+ cups

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups milk, boiling hot
  • ½ cup nutella spread
  • 1½ sticks butter

Instructions

  1. Mix 6 egg yolks, ½ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp salt with a whisk until smooth.
  2. Add 4 Tbsp flour and whisk until smooth again. 
Pour milk ½ cup at a time while continuously whisking. 
Cook over medium heat, whisking non stop to prevent clumps from forming and the bottom from scorching.
  3. Add ½ cup Nutella into the warm cream and whisk until it is well incorporated. Allow to completely cool to room temperature. Do no refrigerate. If you do, bring to room temperature before adding to the butter. {Tip: To speed up the cooling process you can spread the cream in a large baking pan, covering with plastic wrap touching the cream. }
  4. Whip 1.5 sticks , unsalted, room temperature butter with a mixer on high speed for about 5 minutes, stopping 3-4 times to scrape down the bottom.
  5. Add the cooled to room temperature custard into the whipped butter in thirds, whipping until almost fully incorporated before making the next addition. Stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure there are no unmixed chunks of butter.
  6. Refrigerate cream until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before using in cakes or recipes.

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UPD: clarified in the instructions to cool the custard before adding into the whipped butter.

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  • Karen

    Does the cake need to be stored in the refrigerator after decorating the cake? I know a regular custard needs to be refrigerated, therefore I am assuming that the cake needs refrigerating too.

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  • Gina

    Hi Marina, do you think this cream would be ok for cream puffs?
    Thank you
    Gina

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    • Hi Gina,
      The flavor combination would be amazing, although I would probably reduce the butter amount by half if I were to use it for cream puffs. Since I haven’t tested it myself though, I can’t guarantee the results. If you do try it, let me know 🙂

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      • Gina

        thank you for your quick reply. I thought it might be too heavy but it sounds so yummy. I will probably give it a try and I will definitely let you know. Thank you!

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  • Yana

    Hi, how long do you cook this on the stove for?

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    • For about 3-5 minutes after it starts to boil and bubble.

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      • Yana

        The buttercream turned out too runny, what can i do to fix it?
        Also now looking back, was it supposed to cool before mixing in with the butter?
        If so, i would clarify that in the recipe.

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        • Hi Yana,
          You are so right, the custard must be cool before adding to the butter.
          If you already added the butter to the warm custard, I would completely chill, then try to assemble the cake in the cake ring. So sorry for this, somehow it got missed when I typed the instructions :(.

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      • Inna

        I think this would be valuable info to include in the instructions.

        Also, the 1.5 sticks butter, room temp or cold butter?

        Thanks!

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        • Hi Inna,
          Anytime you need to cream or whip butter you want to use room temperature butter. I’ll include it in the recipe 🙂

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