Nutella chocolate cake recipe

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This delicious rich Nutella chocolate cake is a simple recipe that uses Nutella in the sponge and Nutella as the filling and topping - it's an easy and delicious bake

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories513 Kcal26%
Sugar46.3 g51%
Fat24.5 g35%
Saturated Fat11.2 g56%
Salt0.58 g
Protein7.8 g16%
Carbohydrates66.6 g26%
Salt0.58 g

A slice of this Nutella chocolate cake will sweeten up any afternoon tea break.

This decadent Nutella chocolate cake is one recipe that really showcases the famous Italian spread’s delicious chocolate nutty flavour - and, the gooey chocolate centre perfectly complements the light cocoa sponge. Drizzle with some single cream or tuck into a slice on its own. You could even add Maltesers or turn it into a chocolate finger cake (opens in new tab) if you'd like to take it to the next level. 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.


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 (opens in new tab), 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.

Did you know...

Nutella is a firm household favourite that was first produced in Italy over 50 years ago. Each year an incredible 25 percent of the world’s hazelnuts end up in a jar of the spreadable stuff - which sells every 2.5 seconds.

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Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.