Nutella chocolate cake

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This Nutella chocolate cake recipe is a favourite! If you’re a massive Nutella fan you’re going to love this recipe. A rich chocolate sponge cake made with Nutella and topped with, you guessed it, more Nutella! This delicious, gooey chocolate cake is perfect served alongside vanilla ice or a dollop of fresh cream - serve for dessert or as an afternoon treat with a cuppa. The trick is to make sure the cake is not completely cooled when spreading the Nutella on top – the slight warmness to the cake will make the Nutella melt and make it much easier to spread evenly. This delicious cake serves 6-8 people and will take around 45 mins to make and bake. Store this cake in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Want to decorate this cake? Turn it into a chocolate fingers cake with this recipe!


For the cake:
  • 100g butter
  • 100g Nutella
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½tsp baking powder

To decorate and fill:

  • Nutella


  1. To make this chocolate cake, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and line 2x 21cm/9inch cake tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together using an electric hand whisk. Once combined, pour into the cake tins making sure you’ve got an even amount in each.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until springy to touch.
  4. Take out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack but don’t let them cool completely. When the two cakes are warm, decide which is going to be your base and spread with a thick layer of Nutella.
  5. Pop the top cake onto the base and press down firmly sandwiching them together. Cover the top of the cake with more Nutella and spread with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Elizabeth Harkins

The cake looks lovely but the recipe is missing cocoa powder !!!

Rebecca Elsdon (Becca)

You can also melt dark chocolate or any cooking chocolate for more of a rich deep chocolate flavour. As I found by adding cocoa powder makes the cake to dry.


my cake is very dry and light. how do I make it more dense


HI, i'd like to bake this cake for my husband's birthday for 40 people, could you please tell me how much ingredients I need?


HI, i'd like to bake this cake for my husband's birthday for 40 people, could you please how much ingredients I need?


For the topping can I use red food coloring in the Nutella? Would that work?

Bassel Kanso

Well it worked but it took an hour and half in the oven

Liam Edward Philpott

Im awful at baking. Great cook, but cakes look like pancakes. Except this cake! Its amazing. I took the advice below and added a tbsp of cocoa powder and equal amount less flour =D


made for my daughters birthday party today. Mine came out so light colored! Hope it tastes good though!


is the oven fan assist or standard?




r u sure this comes out tasty?


Worked out well but I suggest if you aren't doing 2 layers just cook it all in one cake tin and then put nutella on top, lots!


I am going to be making this so I will let you know how it goes


can i cover this cake with sugarpaste? i want to make birthday cake for my baby boy.. this sunday

Mary Nolan

I made this cake last night. It's absolutely lovely. Maybe my kitchen is cold but I found the Nutella was a bit difficult to spread, so I took off all of the foil seal and zapped it in the microwave for 1.5 mins. It was really easy to spread then.

dauntless cake

to have it only with one layer should I cut the ingredients to half? or just the same in one cake tin?

sams cakes

Cooking this cake so quick to put together takes abit longer to cook but thats just my oven fab recipe thank you


This recipe uses self-raising flour rather than plain flour.


Hi Aisha, You can replace 50g flour with 50g cocoa powder if you want extra chocolate goodness! Thanks for your comment!


For more chocolaty what shld i add and how much to add plz reply me...


Plain flour missing???


A delicious cake for serious chocolate lovers and an added bonus is that it is so easy to make.


Ok not as good as Mary Berry's.


Im Gonna Try And Make It


Hi Elizabeth, the Nutella is actually in place of the cocoa powder - the sponge will be a little lighter in colour than your average chocolate cake but will taste just as good! If you want to make it extra chocolaty you could replace a little bit of the self-raising flour for cocoa powder instead. Happy baking! Jess x

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