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Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting

Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting
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Yield: 1-1/4 cups

Nothing completes a cake better than a sweet butter cream frosting. And with a touch of toasty hazelnut, this butter cream frosting will top off your next batch of baked goods with a punch of creamy flavor. So whether you choose chocolate or vanilla, cupcakes or bundts, this easy hazelnut butter cream frosting is the perfect finish to any confection.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half


Cream butter with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add Frangelico. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, alternating with half-and-half, beginning and ending with powdered sugar. Beat until mixture reaches spreading consistency.

Additional Notes:

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting:
Follow the frosting instructions above, but replace the Frangelico with 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and add additional half-and-half, if necessary.
Updated Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

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