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
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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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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

lynvirgo's picture
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Beautiful easy cake to cook - my eleven year old daughter made it and was very proud of herself - I do find it is best to put smaller blobs of nutella on then big one as ours did sink to the botton - but still in a day there was none left - will definately be making this again!

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 ;-)

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