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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hannahm123's picture
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I did the nutella blobs smaller after reading everyone elses comments but they still sank, so maybe it would need to be stirred more after adding them.
The cake looked great, especially with the chopped nuts on top! :) tasted quite nice too.

nicolamitchell's picture

'this cake is very yummy 'says charlotte my 11 year old. i should have read the above comments before as some of my nutella sank also! It goes VERY WELL with squirty cream!

dorisdiary's picture
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I am that complete beginner this recipe is aimed at - i'm known for my non baking skills, so everyone was amazed (including me!) when I made this for my husbands birthday bbq. Could someone tell him that this cake should last a week - mind you he did say he had waited 33 years for an edible cake and wasn't going to save it.
It's given me the confidence to 'have a go' at other recipes -thank you!

taross's picture
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Very easy to make and have had great results each time I've made it.

swirlie's picture
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As with a lot of others, the nutella in my cake sank straight to the bottom even though I used tiny spoonfuls. Still very tasty cake though!

sophie_howard's picture
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Sorry, first timer & forgot to rate!

sophie_howard's picture
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Made this yesterday for the first time and I am well impressed! Definitely recommend stirring the Nutella straight after you 'blob' it on and don't blob too much at once either as it sinks to the bottom! Was surprised how easy it was to make given the lovely results! People who only saw a photo of my efforts have asked me for the recipe without having even tasted it.

ponsrhy's picture
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GREAT CAKE! I make a variation on this that is a little different and a little cheaper (since you don't have to but a whole jar of nutella) if anyone would like to try it ive posted it on my profile. Otherwise GREAT CAKE!

towsec's picture

I folded in 2 mashed bananas to the main mixture. Yum!

jenniebibs's picture
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Delicious and very easy. I melted some more nutella and drizzled it over the top.

kiki_1980's picture

I make this cake all the time and it's delicious and easy to make. I must admit, I add a "little" more nutella than the recipe suggests!!

nkhorshi's picture

I made this cake for my friends birthday and it went down a storm. the tips about the smaller blobs of nutella were true. Easy cake to make and makes your home smell like heaven...

mrbeach's picture
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Me and my girlfriend made this for something to do on a Saturday afternoon and though she wasn't fond of the hazlenuts on top she still enjoyed it. We had to substitute the cinnamon for some mixed spice, as half way through baking we found out we didn't have any, but it still came out delicious. Will have to make it again using cinnamon to see if that makes much difference to the end product. Top notch recipe.

cromer1's picture
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I made 2 of these cakes for work and 1 for home. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Didn't have any trouble with Nutella sinking to the bottom as i did give it a really good swirl, and when finished I spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella on top which made it look extra special and could be used for a dinner party dessert. Everyone loved this cake. Will definately make again.

mariemcg's picture
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Such an easy cake to make and goes down well every time I make it. Would recommend covering the cake with foil after about 40 mins in the oven to keep it nice and moist and stop the hazelnuts on top turning too brown.

meljm's picture
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This is one of my favourite cake recipes as it can prepared and in the oven so quickly. It tastes so yummy people always want a second slice

evemcloughlin's picture
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Would recommend extra cinnamon. Thought that cake was just ok. It didn't keep very well so I would only ever make it again if it was to be eaten the day it was made.

lornstar7's picture
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Lovely cake! Made it as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and as we were going away for the weekend had to make it a few days in advance. it was delicious! Nutella did sink despite small blobs and swirling lots, but I didnt think this mattered, and mine was cooked in 40 mins, so keep an eye on it!! Yummy

samshosh's picture
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very easy cake to make and very more-ish

abanner's picture
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Made this to sell slices at work to raise money for Comic Relief - it was very popular, but I did manage to salvage one slice to bring home for my OH, who thought it was great.

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