Cinnamon Nutella cake

Cinnamon Nutella cake

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(160 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 1 hr - 1 hr, 10 mins


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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  • 175g softened butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs



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

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 4 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 4 rounded tbsp Nutella or own-brand chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…


  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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12th Feb, 2012
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.
12th Jan, 2012
Nutella straight from the jar is too hard to swirl through the mix, even in summer. Apart from the nutella sinking and burning on the bottom, it also means that only a few pieces of the cake have any nutella. Now I melt the nutella in the microwave and swirl it through the mix at the very end. No more crispy nutella, and a great looking marbled texture.
27th Dec, 2011
This is one of the best cakes I have ever done. It is full of surprises as the texture changes within according to the nutella.
30th Nov, 2011
great cake enjoyed by all my Spanish family who normally hate cakes.
12th Nov, 2011
This is a really easy and tasty cake. I did smaller blobs of Nutella but it still sank to the bottom. I baked it for 55 mins and it was cooked perfectly, although I would reduce the time to 50mins next time.
5th Nov, 2011
we tried as a birthday cake and it was FAB!!! it was a perfect mix of everything. definatly doing it again!!
25th Oct, 2011
Delicious and very nice texture moist and the taste of cinnamon goes very well with the chopped crunchy hazelnuts and the nutella love it!
12th Oct, 2011
found this a little dry, but the family liked it will try again.
11th Oct, 2011
I love this recipe but every time I make it the nutella sinks to the bottom of the cake, this gives a chewy chocolatey crust on the bottom of the cake which is very tasty but obviously not how it's supposed to turn out. I've tried putting in small blobs of nutella instead of big ones as people have suggested but it still comes out the same. Does everyone else find it comes out like this & if not, what am I doing wrong?
12th Sep, 2011
This truly is a gorgeous cake. Very easy to make and a definite favourite in our house. I have tried many methods but can't stop the nutella sinking to the bottom of the cake, having said that the crunchy bite at the bottom of the cake makes it even more delicious!


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