Nutella Truffle Filling

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!!!


13 oz. Nutella 

16 oz. of cream cheese (room temp)

2 tbsp hershey extra dark cocoa powder

1 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts


Bring cream cheese to room temperature.

Mix on high in a stand mixer until smooth and fluffy. 

Scrape sides and add Nutella to cream cheese. 

Add 2 tbs. of extra dark cocoa powder. 

Mix until fluffy. 

Add toasted hazelnuts to mixure by folding it in with a spatula.

Comments (17)


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!


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!!


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!


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...


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.)


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


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 :)


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!