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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rollo1's picture
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This is a gorgeous cake. Great flavour and the nutella is gorgeous and sticky at the bottom. Always goes down a storm and so easy to make.

salmaa's picture

That was a superb recipe - very easy and tasty. The only thing is it certainly doesn't need baking for an hour! My cake was ready in 30 minutes.

bkshashi's picture

I would like to try your recipes,and would please please request what I can use in place of eggs.I am vegetarian and DO NOT EAT eggs but do eat other dairy products as they are not been killed.

Please please help as I use fresh cream sometimes more baking soda or some vinagar in my egg recipes but they never come out successful.I enjoy cooking and baking.

twigggm55's picture

I make this quite often to the exact recipe, my family love it.It is scrumptous.

Mary

elliereade's picture

Really nice cake, made one for work and it didn't last long. Make sure blobs of Nutella are quite small as they do sink a little, but even with this - tasted lovely as made a nice crunchy bit on the bottom as well as the crunchy hazelnuts on top! A really light texture to this one - wonderful!

gingergiles's picture
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One of our favourite cakes- easy to make, delicious, and ever so moist. Make sure you swirl the nutella in well, as it has a tendency to sink to the bottom as the cake cooks.

cazandjay's picture

made this last night, next time i will make nutella blobs smaller as they sunk to the bottom, but didn't burn just made a nice chocolate crust on the bottom of the cake. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.

reenthemaggot's picture

so easy to make and so moist inside, goes perfectly with a bailey's coffee!

eleanormayo's picture
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I love cakes that don't need to be iced - can never really be bothered! This is very popular and much requested in my office.

musicmaker's picture
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" An easy and tasty cake, makes an excellent option for a birthday cake"

deniseperry's picture

Looks and tastes like you've taken a lot of time making this - a real winner.

chefmegan's picture
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This is so easy to make and very tasty. Be sure to make the blobs of nutella small as they sink to the bottom of the cake and may burn. (my first attempt). I also change the nuts according to what i have in the kitchen and is just as good as original. I now make this often and is eaten as quickly as its made.

annaborowski's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. Didn't last very long in our house! Very easy to make.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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Yum, yum, very yum!

jasper1's picture
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veeery moreish!!!!

aysenur's picture
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I liked this cake a lot. It's really easy to do, and tastes great.

copyqueen's picture
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This cake is really delicious and goes down with everyone very well! It's easy and yummy and highly recommended... one of my all-time favourites (thanks, Mary!)

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