On a side note my only other taste of nutella frosting was at a bakery in TX & to me it was lacking nutella flavor. Is this a nutella thing?
Edited by HotPink_LipGloss - 5/15/13 at 8:24am
I feel like Nutella has it's own flavor, but not a very strong one. Especially if you added another source of chocolate to it, it could have covered that hazelnut flavor. That's my only idea. I've never made a Nutella frosting, although it does sound delicious and worth playing around with to get to work!
The last time I made nutella frosting (last week) I wasn't happy with it. I used a jar that had been open for a while (although tightly sealed) and I thought it lost it's hazelnut flavor..... because no matter how much I added it just tasted like a really sweet chocolate.
I don't know.....I was thinking the quality of the product might be declining due to it's popularity the past couple years.
Just to ease your mind, I went to a cupcake shop that is about an hour away from my house when I was pregnant last year. hahaha! They had a Nutella cupcake. I was SO excited and got 2! I got in my car and couldn't wait until I drove home to eat it. I took one bite of it and wanted to cry - literally!...Remember, I was preggers!
It had zero Nutella flavor. It was quite a disappointment. I ended up throwing them out. I wanted Nutella! LOL!
I made cupcakes with nutella frosting a few weeks back and they turned out really good. It still tasted of nutella a few days later when I ate the last one. Anyone that tasted one knew straight away they had nutella in.
All I did was add about half a cup (maybe? I didn't measure it, just did it by taste) to the usual butter and icing sugar mix. A little vanilla too.
I'm not sure how it would go wrong. :-(