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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bechart's picture

How big should the sides of the tin be for this cake? Is a 5cm side big enough?
thanks!

fudgefinger's picture

I made this cake today for the first time - the wonderful smell of cinnamon as it was cooking..........mmmmmm!!!!
I think next time I make it I'll make the Nutella knobs smaller as they did sink to the bottom but it didn't ruin the fantastic flavour of the cake.

My husband is not really a cake person but he had two slices!!!

ruthbearfoot's picture
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Hello cake lovers. This is the 2nd time I've made the cake but even small blobs sink and found again that cake quite greasy/oily - could be the cake liner holding in the fat? Even though very nice and went down well at work. May try putting nutella on top next time and then may not sink as much?

mrmatty's picture

Best cake ever!

mrmatty's picture

Best. Cake. Ever!

deborah1969's picture
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Have made this 3 times now and it is delicious. I find lots of smaller blobs of Nutella is better than 4 larger ones but even though it does sink a little it is still a light, moist, tasty sponge cake. Yum

claree's picture
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Loved this cake, it was very easy to make and tasted great. A hit with the adults and kids. Only problem was that some of the nutella sank all the way to the base of the cake.

brecks's picture
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Great for adults and children but if baking for children leave the hazelnuts off the top.

tashytutu's picture

For the user who wanted an egg replacement, I found this. Arrowroot Egg Replacer

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1 teaspoon arrowroot flour
1 teaspoon soy flour
1/2 cup warm water

Directions:

Mix everything together, and bam! A substitute for 1 egg.

Hope it works/helps!

holmeni's picture
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Forgot to rate!

holmeni's picture
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Made this for an office birthday and it's gone down a treat! As suggested by some, made the blobs of nutella smaller (c. 12-15 tspns = 4 tbspns) and swirled it quite a bit with a skewer once the remaining mixture went on. Result = nice marbley effect with sufficiently large enough bits of nutella to be satisfying! Will make again soon and am already thinking of variations, e.g. apple and cinnamon, banana and nutella, peanut butter and anything etc!

maladay's picture
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Absolutly gorgeous...crispy outer...moist inside...need to do another asap as its all gone ;-)

cadman91's picture
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Loved this cake - easy to make and tasted great. Only problem was it was quite greasy/oily (maybe from the nutella??) but otherwise fine. Might use choc chips instead of nuts if making it for family.

parfume62's picture

i made before everybody like it and yesterday my daughter made and actually we enjoy the flavor and i didn't mind to bake again with switch to Arabic flavor i will add cardamom and saffron instead of Cinnamon and sesame instead of hazelnut

heidig's picture
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I make this for my birthday cake and it was lovely. The Nutella did sink to the bottom but it wasn't a problem. Would make it again.

boyceyuk's picture

I absolutely LOVE this cake, and it always goes down well @ Church!

HOWEVER! No matter what I do the chocolate ALWAYS sinks to the bottom and by the time it comes out of the oven, there's no chocolate in the middle, and a crisp chocolate base! Where am I going wrong!?!?

knickers68's picture
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very yummy and so easy. i had some cherries so i added those too and the mix of chocolate , gooey fruit and cinamon was really lovely, would def do again, freezes well too .

lgd1982's picture
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Really easy to make. I mixed the nutella in completely and threw in a handful of pecan nuts. I then split the mixture and baked in two smaller tins for half the time. When baked put nutella in the middle of them and on top and decorated with more pecans, gorgeous!

francesbray's picture
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This was soooo yummy, it was scoffed by everyone! I put the 4 tbsp nutella in little blobs and then stirred it, to stop the chocolate burning at the bottom. Really easy to do.

maxinecoakley's picture
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I always make a cake when we visit friends for the weekend, and this is the one they like most. Lovely!

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