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Nutella buttercream lost its flavor

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I gave chocolate cupcakes with nutella frosting as a teacher appreciation gift. Everything was perfect last night...cake & frosting were super flavorful. When I taste the frosting this morning on cupcakes that sat out on a plate, it only tasted like chocolate....no sign of nutella. The cupcakes for the teacher were tightly packed in cupcake container. We already told her it was nutella frosting & am very embarrassed it lost it's flavor. The leftover frosting I saved in a piping bag too only tastes like chocolate. What went wrong? Teacher will expect nutella and I'm embarrassed if hers lost flavor too.

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
post #2 of 20

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!

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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.

post #4 of 20
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It was a new jar & I didn't add anything else but powdered sugar and butter. The flavor was so strong right after I made it. I was so embarrassed to give it to the teacher but all she did was praise the cupcakes lol. In the future, I'm just going to use straight Nutella as a filling instead of frosting. Thank you both for your input.
post #5 of 20

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! 

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post #6 of 20

I've only used Nutella as a filling between layers but not as an icing.  Thanks for the info... I was considering mixing it with my buttercream for a cake this weekend (change of plans coming up!)

Theresa

post #7 of 20

I tried making a nutella frosting once, standard american buttercream recipe with nutella added, it didn't really turn out. Like you said no real nutella flavor. I would use it straight up as a filling, maybe thicken it up with powdered sugar to make it a frosting.

post #8 of 20

I wonder if a little bit of hazelnut extract would bring back the Nutella flavor? I have experienced this same issue as well.

post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by mfeagan View Post

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! 
That totally happened to me too. I bought a Nutella cupcake from my favorite cupcake shop(that is 6 hours away from me) and I tasted no Nutella...was so disappointed. It's really bizarre how Nutella does that.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by theresaf View Post

I've only used Nutella as a filling between layers but not as an icing.  Thanks for the info... I was considering mixing it with my buttercream for a cake this weekend (change of plans coming up!)
Theresa
Yeah don't do it unless you experiment first. Make some and then try it the next day. Hope you can have some success.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by SweetlyEA View Post

I tried making a nutella frosting once, standard american buttercream recipe with nutella added, it didn't really turn out. Like you said no real nutella flavor. I would use it straight up as a filling, maybe thicken it up with powdered sugar to make it a frosting.
Yes I really don't understand it. I think it loses flavor once it's out the jar. I will try your suggestion & just add some powdered sugar next time. Thank you.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Krypto View Post

I wonder if a little bit of hazelnut extract would bring back the Nutella flavor? I have experienced this same issue as well.
I really thought I was the only one who experienced this. I think once it comes out the jar, the flavor evaporates...even if you don't mix anything else in. Your hazelnut idea is a good idea....will try. I hope someone has success bc the bakeries can't even seem to get it right lol.
post #13 of 20

How ironic. I just made cupcakes with Nutella buttercream last night. The icing was delicious then but I haven't eaten any on the cupcakes yet.

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by emetz74 View Post

How ironic. I just made cupcakes with Nutella buttercream last night. The icing was delicious then but I haven't eaten any on the cupcakes yet.
If it's still good, PLEASE let me know what you did. Thank you!
post #15 of 20

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. :-(

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