Cinnamon Nutella cake

Cinnamon Nutella cake

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(155 ratings)

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

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal320
  • fat19g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.63g
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Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter
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  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
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  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
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  • 4 tbsp milk

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  • 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.

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thutieu20
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
This went down well with the family over the Christmas period. Very moist and moreish. I should have read the reviews beforehand with regards to the Nutella sinking to the bottom so next time I attempt this cake I will certainly make smaller blobs. Having said that, the chocolatey bottom was not a bad thing, just not evenly distributed. It tasted great though and I've already had requests to make this cake again.
shillydale
21st Dec, 2012
5.05
Scrumptious :)
shillydale
7th Dec, 2012
5.05
We need an alternative christmas cake as my lot are not keen on the traditional type, I made this today and it went down very well so another will be made for christmas :)
frankthetank
9th Nov, 2012
5.05
Followed the recipe to the 'T'. Everybody loved it, even my most harshest critic had nothing but praise for it. Have made it several times and will no doubt make it several more. Thank you!
moocon
1st Nov, 2012
5.05
Made this with my children and we all enjoyed it. Simple and yummy!
alt4me
24th Oct, 2012
5.05
Original or adapted, this is one heck of a great cake!
alt4me
24th Oct, 2012
5.05
I am just waiting for this to come out of the oven, the house smells divine and I know that my husband is going to be thrilled as I have adapted it to a wheat and dairy free option especially for him - I shall also add chocolate/cinnamon icing to the top as wheat/dairy free can make a lot of recipes less moist than the original - thank you, I was doing a search for cinnamon cakes and this really ticked every box.
joanna_kelly3
14th Oct, 2012
4.05
Easy recipe with a delicious result! Agree with the others though - the Nutella does sink to the bottom. I might put it right on the top then add the nuts next time and see what happens!
emmyd89
4th Oct, 2012
Followed the suggestions of smaller blobs of nutella and swirl a lot so the blobs dont sink. This worked. Also only cooked for 45 mins as the cake was cooked at this point. Wouldn't want a dry over cooked cake. Overall a bit dissapointed though. The cinnamon is too strong (and i LIKE cinnamon) and the cake doesn't taste of nutella. Wouldnt bother cooking it again
cherubgirl2
29th Aug, 2012
I made this cake in little loaf tins and they looked and tasted fab. Very easy to make and loved by everyone.

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