My family are Nutella addicted so when I was making my sister’s birthday cake I decided to experiment. This filling is by far the most perfect filling/ icing for any Nutella lover!! Enjoy!! Let me know how much you love it!!!


  • Nutella (small container)
  • 2 packages of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 tbs hershey extra dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts


    Bring 2 packages of cream cheese to room temperature.Mix on high in a stand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Scrape sides and add a small container of Nutella to cream cheese mixture. Add 2 tbs. of extra dark hersheys cocoa powder. mix until fluffy. Add toasted hazelnuts to mixure by folding it in with a spatula.


patty7276 Says... 7 Jun 2011 , 6:50pm

sounds yummy, what kind of cake would you put with it?

caymancake Says... 9 Jun 2011 , 10:54pm

I would say pair it with a chocolate cake. I've also done nutella with butter cake and banana cake too...

kdbohm Says... 11 Jun 2011 , 3:39pm

I bought all the stuff to make this filling, it sounds so good! I'm going to just use a white cake and a chocolate buttercream.

Will let you know how it turns out!

sunshineh100 Says... 13 Jun 2011 , 8:56pm

This sounds amazing... I was looking for something different for a filling flavor for a wedding cake, the bride wants different flavours in each tier... will be trying it out on my kids next week and if they like it, its a winner!!

daviscc Says... 15 Jun 2011 , 6:30pm

I will definitely be trying this one!! I love nutella!

mocakes Says... 19 Jun 2011 , 6:45am

Oh why didn't you post this a few week ago!! LOL I searched forever for a Nutella filling for my son's graduation cake. I found one with whipping was good but didn't have the texture I was looking for. This sounds perfect!!! Thanks for sharing!

grn_irisheyes Says... 19 Jun 2011 , 10:54am

How much does this make, have to to a full sheet cake for my nephews graduation and he LOVES Nutella

AmbitiousBeginner Says... 27 Jun 2011 , 11:16pm

How big is a small container of Nutella? I can't wait to make and eat!

karukaru Says... 30 Jun 2011 , 12:46pm

Can this be left out of the fridge? I plan on making it today (thursday) and the cake is for sunday.

spunkimo Says... 6 Jul 2011 , 1:05pm

Karukaru - I personally would have no problem eating a cream cheese-based filling left out overnight, but 3 nights is pushing it... Hope your cake turned out okay!

I want to use this filling for a wedding cake that could potentially be sitting out overnight, but most sources out there say this is NOT OKAY lol. So I guess I will either have to modify the recipe or find a way to keep the layers refrigerated until the event...

bgsoltis Says... 6 Jul 2011 , 1:20pm

I have left cream cheese based frostings out of the fridge for 3 days with absolutey no problem. (Of course my kitchen was cool as I had the AC on.)

ChubbyCheeksSweets Says... 7 Jul 2011 , 4:48pm

My brother in law and I are both Nutella junkies! I can't wait to put this filling in his birthday cake to surprise him! Thanks so much!

linawoods Says... 21 Jul 2011 , 8:42pm

sorry about the lack of response!!! Two little ones have left me busy!! I am very curious about how everyone liked my recipe?

DominikaD Says... 6 Aug 2011 , 10:39am

Hi! Can you tell me, what do you mean by 2 packages of cream cheese? How much should I take? Sorry, but I'm from Poland so I just wanna be sure :)

Mrs_Guy Says... 17 Aug 2011 , 5:21pm

DominikaD - 1 package of Cream Cheese here in the States is 8oz So for the recipe 2 packages would be 16 oz .... hope this helps!

kikisanda Says... 15 Sep 2011 , 2:03pm

perfect taste , perfect texture and such a easy filling ..yum, yum, yum, yum.

Cakeonista Says... 6 Nov 2011 , 4:01pm

Can this filling be paired with an apple spice cake? Just trying to make something for fall with chocolate added.

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