Cinnamon Nutella cake

Cinnamon Nutella cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 1 hr - 1 hr, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into about 12 slices

Cakes like these are wonderfully therapeutic to make - chuck the lot into a bowl, and give it a quick beat and it's ready to bake. Simple enough for a complete beginner

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per slice

kcalories
320
protein
5g
carbs
34g
fat
19g
saturates
8g
fibre
1g
sugar
20g
salt
0.63g

Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 rounded tbsp Nutella or own-brand chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/ fan 160C. Butter and line the base of a 20cm round cake tin.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and milk into a bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes, or with an electric hand mixer for 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Tip three quarters of the mixture into the tin, spread it level, then spoon the Nutella on in four blobs. Top with the remaining mixture, swirl a few times with a skewer, then smooth to cover the Nutella.
  4. Sprinkle with the nuts. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until risen, nicely browned, feels firm to touch and springs back when lightly pressed (cover with foil if it starts to brown too quickly). Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out, peel off the paper and cool on a wire rack. Wrap tightly in double thick foil to keep fresh for up to a week.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2003

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kypnut's picture
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found this a little dry, but the family liked it will try again.

techno_bimbo's picture

I love this recipe but every time I make it the nutella sinks to the bottom of the cake, this gives a chewy chocolatey crust on the bottom of the cake which is very tasty but obviously not how it's supposed to turn out. I've tried putting in small blobs of nutella instead of big ones as people have suggested but it still comes out the same. Does everyone else find it comes out like this & if not, what am I doing wrong?

rachierut's picture
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This truly is a gorgeous cake. Very easy to make and a definite favourite in our house. I have tried many methods but can't stop the nutella sinking to the bottom of the cake, having said that the crunchy bite at the bottom of the cake makes it even more delicious!

rhudson's picture
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Lovely cake - came out perfect. Tastes likes a lovely danish pastry but in cake form! Quite light texture considering the ingredients. Will definitely make this again.

keales19's picture
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Delicious and super easy. Made this for my mum for her birthday, but did two layers and spread choc hazelnut spread and a few left over chopped hazelnuts in between. Yummy!

minicoopergirl's picture
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Made this cake yesterday, noted the comments re-the nuttella, didnt mind it sinking to the bottom, prefer it that way! Next time (which will be very soon) will put the nuttella in first then the cake mixture on top, and will turn out upside down, to have all the curnchy hard chocolate on top, my mouth is watering at the thought... yum!

anook_puke's picture
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Fantastic cake, so simple and such a crowd pleaser. The trick to make it moist and moreish is to beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for ages! Make the difference. As for the nutella blobs at the bottom, i quite like them all crispy like that, its my favourite bit. But to avoid this, mix it all in with the skewer a bit more

matthewtwells's picture
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Delicious cake - tried doing a layer of nutella instead - it still sank to the bottom, but actually worked pretty well :)

momotate's picture
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One more thought on that.....I would add more Nutella to it. Might keep me from just eating it out of the jar. :)

momotate's picture
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This cake is my new fav. I live in an area where we can't get hazelnuts so I substituted macadamia nuts and it turned out great. Just like it says, dump it all in a bowl and mix...........simply wonderful. Definate make again recipe!!

mooingzelda's picture
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Super easy and utterly delicious - what more could you ask for?!

reeveslj's picture

Really easy to make, nutella did sink but not all to the bottom, really tasty & moist. Next time I will try caramel instead of nutella & will defiantly try adding the banana with nutella !!!

manda11's picture
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Made this with my friend last Friday, it was delicious! We couldn't keep our boyfriend's away from it long enough! Gone within hours! Will absolutely be making it again!

ninotchka's picture
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Absolutely delicious!!! Should have read the reviews before hand though... My nutella did sink to the bottom, next time will make smaller blobs...

natlee89's picture
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My all time favourite cake. I get plenty of requests for it too! Makes a brilliant alternative to chocolate cake. However I do mix the nutella in, instead of leaving blobs, makes a divine cake.

woobytuesday's picture
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Made this to eat warm as a pudding with thick cream and it was delicious. I didn't use nuts and next time I'll use more nutella.

justplainzo's picture

I haven't made this yet, but was wondering what I could use instead of the nuts on the top?

naomivalentine's picture

this is a lush cake!, the nutella is lovely and gooey, so easy to make, cooked for 50 mins and it was perfect. very moist

nicolasmudge's picture
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Seriously easy cake to make and delicious too I can't see this cake spending too much time in the cake tin!

adnanjack55's picture
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this cake is so gorgeous great flavour

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