I have a cake coming up inside of which I would like to use Nutella as a filling. I have mixed it with buttercream before, and I found that my BC seized up and was virtually not spreadable. This time, I would prefer to use just a thin layer of Nutella, but even used alone it's a bit hard to spread without tearing up the cake. Given that I just want it for filling, I don't care if it does that a little bit (no one will see it), but I would like to know if there's a way I can thin it just a little bit for ease of spreading. Anyone ever thinned it before? Corn syrup?
Thanks so much for your help!
I heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds and then it spreads like a charm Seems to work great for getting a thin layer onto cake. HTH!
I agree I always heat it up and it makes it so easy to spread. Good luck
I mix mine with whipped cream. Spreads fine, and is delicious. Gives it a smoother and lighter taste.
Great advice! Thanks! I would have thought heating it up might encourage it to soak into the cake, but if you guys are doing it without a problem, then I'll give it a try. Thanks, cheesecakes, for the whipped cream idea. This is a cake I am covering in fondant, and I don't want to refrigerate it for that reason. If I use Nutella in a cake that can go in the fridge, I will give the whipped cream a try.