12 best Nutella recipes

Nutella recipes are quite possibly the best way to enjoy this well-loved jar of chocolatey spread. Are you a bit of a Nutella addict? You're not alone! But have you ever thought of cooking with your favourite spread? We've rounded up some of our favourite Nutella recipes from Nutella lollies to Nutella cheesecake. We've got lots to choose from, so prepare to meet your new favourite food...

Nutella cheesecake
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Nutella recipes are perfect for those who simply LOVE Nutella. If you love experimenting in the kitchen too then you've come to the right place!

Like Nutella? You're going to love this collection of mouth-watering Nutella recipes. Why not try whipping up one of these delicious treats including Nutella lollies, Nutella cheesecake, Nutella hot chocolate and more!

We've rounded up some of our favourite Nutella recipes from Nutella lollies to Nutella chocolate cake - the perfect birthday surprise for lovers of this nutty spread! We've got lots to choose from, so prepare to meet your new favourite food. Chocolate and hazelnut pancakes, Nutella chocolate cake and Nutella truffles are only a few of the mouth-watering recipes we have for you to try.

If you're looking for a dessert that's got the 'wow' factor - this is it! Just take a look at our dreamy Nutella trifle (pictured above). Made with a generous, and we mean generous amount of Nutella this creamy, sweet trifle is layered with chocolate chip brioche, custard and plenty of cream.

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a sweet chocolate and hazelnut spread that you can buy in most leading supermarkets. It is an Italian spread made by the company Ferrero who also make Ferrero Rocher.

Can Nutella be baked?

Other than spreading on toast, Nutella is great for using in baking. You can bake lots of delicious things with Nutella including Nutella cookies, Nutella cake and Nutella brownies.

When baked, Nutella takes on a similar consistency to butter and will melt into the mixture making a smooth, moist cake sponge or an oozing chocolate centred cookie.

Like most sugar based ingredients, Nutella can burn so make sure you follow the recipe instructions and heat your oven at the correct temperature to make sure you have perfect Nutella treats ever time.

Can you ice a cake with Nutella?

Not only can you bake with Nutella, you can also use it to ice cakes and biscuits too. Just warm slightly in the microwave in a microwavable dish for about 10-20 seconds to make the spread a little looser. This will help to spread the Nutella over your cake or biscuit.

You can also use Nutella as a cake filler too - its a great way to keep your cake sponge extra moist.

Nutella recipes: Easy cakes and desserts to make at home

Nutella cake

Nutella cake

This mouth-watering chocolate cake is packed full of Nutella and is

coated with it too - the trick is to spread on the Nutella whilst the

cake is still warm for the perfect, slightly-melted finish. Mmm...

Get the recipe: Nutella chocolate cake (opens in new tab)

Nutella brioche with salted caramel

Nutella brioche with salted caramel

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It really doesn't take much to make these mouth-watering buttery buns filled with Nutella. Made with only five ingredients, these buns are perfect for whipping up when you've got family over for a cuppa or you fancy a sweet treat at the weekend.

Get the recipe: Nutella brioche with salted caramel (opens in new tab)

Caramel cream Nutella lollies

Caramel cream Nutella lollies

It really doesn't take much to make these rich chocolate Nutella lollies - all you need is some Nutella and some salted caramel cream and hey presto, you've got little treats the kids will love.

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Pippa Middleton’s Nutella madeleines

Pippa Middleton’s Nutella madeleines

Classic madeleines with a chocolatey spin by Royal sister Pippa Middleton - fancy! Coated in Nutella and sprinkled with hazelnuts, these madeleines are the perfect afternoon tea or party food treat.

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Nutella cheesecake

Nutella cheesecake

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This is the ultimate cheesecake recipe - packed full of Nutella, cream and a buttery biscuit base. This rich and gooey cheesecake will be the talk of the party!

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Nutella truffles

Nutella truffles

Turn your chocolate hazelnut spread into a food gift or sweet afternoon treat with our easy homemade chocolates recipe. These truffles are rich and coated in a crunchy hazelnut topping - who wants one?

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Chocolate and hazelnut pancakes

Chocolate and hazelnut pancakes

Pancakes are perfect served with a drizzle of melted, warm Nutella and sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts - a dollop of ice cream wouldn't go a miss either!

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons

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Covered in coconut and sandwiched together with a generous helping of smooth Nutella, these lamington sponges are naughty and delicious. You won't be able to have just one.

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Frothy hazelnut hot chocolate

Frothy hazelnut hot chocolate

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Love hot chocolate? You're going to love this Nutella twist. All you need is cocoa powder, Nutella and some milk - mix it all together and let the microwave work its magic! It's dangerously addictive!

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Chocolate marble loaf

Chocolate marble loaf

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This marble loaf combines a sweet vanilla sponge with a rich chocolate sponge with a hint of Nutella. You could take this loaf to the next level and smother it in Nutella too!

Get the recipe: Chocolate hazelnut marble loaf (opens in new tab)

Nutty chocolate mallow toast topper

Nutty chocolate mallow toast topper

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Jazz up your slice of toast with this easy recipe. A spread of Nutella and some warm gooey marshmallows transforms your bread into a naughty late night snack!

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Nutella Trifle

Nutella Trifle

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This showstopping trifle, which has layers of Nutella, brioche and cream, is ready in just 20 minutes! Perfect for a special occasion, it would be a great birthday cake alternative for any chocolate fans.

Get the recipe: Nutella Triffle (opens in new tab)

Nutella biscuits with malted double chocolate

Nutella biscuits with malted double chocolate

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This Nutella biscuit with malted double chocolate recipe is one of the best Nutella recipes around and the perfect indulgence for special occasions. The delightful combination of smooth rich chocolate and hazelnut spread just can't be beat!

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Mini Nutella pancake kebabs

Mini Nutella pancake kebabs

No chid (or adult) will be able to resist these delicious, playful, fruity kebabs. The Nutella compliments the strawberries and mini pancakes perfectly for that extra dose of chocolatey goodness.

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Chocolate Chelsea buns

Chocolate Chelsea buns

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Filled with chocolate chips, these Woman's Weekly chocolate Chelsea buns are a modern take on a traditional favourite. Cheat with the topping by using a nutty chocolate spread like Nutella.

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Tracy Ayres' chocolate yule log

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goodtoknow user Tracy was very proud of her son who made this recipe from the Christmas issue of goodtoknow Recipes (opens in new tab).Tracy says: 'My 10-yr-old made the yule log by himself.'

Hazelnut chocolate log

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Looking for the perfect dessert for Christmas day that both the kids and adults will love? Well no need to look further than this hazelnut chocolate log. It's really easy to make and any mistakes can be covered in delicious chocolate frosting so it's a perfect bake for the kids to join in on.

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