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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  • 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



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  • 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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29th Aug, 2011
Lovely cake - came out perfect. Tastes likes a lovely danish pastry but in cake form! Quite light texture considering the ingredients. Will definitely make this again.
25th Aug, 2011
Delicious and super easy. Made this for my mum for her birthday, but did two layers and spread choc hazelnut spread and a few left over chopped hazelnuts in between. Yummy!
18th Aug, 2011
Made this cake yesterday, noted the comments re-the nuttella, didnt mind it sinking to the bottom, prefer it that way! Next time (which will be very soon) will put the nuttella in first then the cake mixture on top, and will turn out upside down, to have all the curnchy hard chocolate on top, my mouth is watering at the thought... yum!
14th Jul, 2011
Fantastic cake, so simple and such a crowd pleaser. The trick to make it moist and moreish is to beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for ages! Make the difference. As for the nutella blobs at the bottom, i quite like them all crispy like that, its my favourite bit. But to avoid this, mix it all in with the skewer a bit more
27th May, 2011
Delicious cake - tried doing a layer of nutella instead - it still sank to the bottom, but actually worked pretty well :)
26th May, 2011
One more thought on that.....I would add more Nutella to it. Might keep me from just eating it out of the jar. :)
17th May, 2011
This cake is my new fav. I live in an area where we can't get hazelnuts so I substituted macadamia nuts and it turned out great. Just like it says, dump it all in a bowl and mix...........simply wonderful. Definate make again recipe!!
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3rd May, 2011
Super easy and utterly delicious - what more could you ask for?!
25th Apr, 2011
Really easy to make, nutella did sink but not all to the bottom, really tasty & moist. Next time I will try caramel instead of nutella & will defiantly try adding the banana with nutella !!!
19th Apr, 2011
Made this with my friend last Friday, it was delicious! We couldn't keep our boyfriend's away from it long enough! Gone within hours! Will absolutely be making it again!


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