Cinnamon Nutella cake

Cinnamon Nutella cake

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(159 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
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    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
    Hazelnuts

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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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mettamac
7th May, 2012
Still getting requests fro making this cake, everyone loves it. It's a winner
fjolly
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
This cake is simple to make and tastes fabulous. Perfect with a cup of tea. It has become my husbands favourite and it freezes well.
marinaquinn
11th Apr, 2012
4.05
Really nice cake! But the cooking time should definitely be less than 1 hour 10 mins. I baked it for 50 mins and the bottom part still burned :-( But otherwise great, easy and tasty recipe. I added two bananas to it and iced it with vanilla butter cream mixed up with Nutella and omitted the hazelnuts.
jelena81
6th Apr, 2012
5.05
The fantastic cake has a great flavour, a particular favourite!!
amb204
23rd Mar, 2012
anyone used this as a dessert with some vanilla ice-cream or creme fraiche? I'm thinking of doing it tonight!!
foxyhotsy
18th Mar, 2012
Easy, simple and INCREDIBLY tasty!
lisajo29
7th Mar, 2012
5.05
This was my first attempt and I decided to make them into muffin cakes instead, I didn't have hazelnuts so I used raisins instead and instead of putting the 4 teaspoons of nutella toward the end I mixed it with the rest of the ingredients. It was very tasty, but next time I think I'll put them in at the end, as can't really taste. Overall a great recipe!
rceo79
19th Feb, 2012
5.05
Perfect! I've lost count of the times I've baked this for my family, and it's still requested every week. Simple to make and has such a light, fluffy texture.
shirley1265
16th Feb, 2012
Made for a coffee morning but sustituted the nutella for Dulce de Leche which made for a really yummy toffee, cinnamon cake. It was a real hit with everyone.
alinabake
12th Feb, 2012
4.05
Very good. I took into account the comments and did almost as nutella upside down cake with choc spread on based with flaked almonds and added choc chips to mixture. Then turned cake upside down. Very soft and fluffy. Everyone enjoyed.

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