This Nutella Cake is a rich and indulgent dessert highlighting the delicious blend of chocolate and hazelnut! A moist chocolate cake coated in a decadent Nutella frosting and topped with Ferrero Rocher candy and chopped hazelnuts.
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Nutella Cake

This Nutella Cake is a rich and indulgent dessert highlighting the delicious blend of chocolate and hazelnut! A moist chocolate cake coated in a decadent Nutella frosting and topped with Ferrero Rocher candy and chopped hazelnuts.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nutella cake
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Cake:

Frosting

  • 1 batch Nutella Frosting Recipe

Toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.┬áLine and grease two 9 or 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and cooking spray and set aside. Click for the photo instructions for lining round pans with parchment paper.
  • Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and mix together.
  • Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, the batter is going to be very thin.
  • Evenly divide the batter between the two pans and bake the cakes for 40-45 minutes until toothpick comes clean from center.
  • Cool in pans for at least 10 minutes and loosen from sides of pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the Nutella Frosting, then assemble and frost the cooled cakes starting with a thin crumb coat and chilling for 30 minutes before adding the final coating. Pipe additional frosting around the edge and top as desired.
  • Add Ferrero Rocher candies, chopped hazelnuts, and chocolate sprinkles for the final touch.

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Notes

  • Hot water and instant coffee can be used in place of coffee. Hot water can also be used by itself but the cake will not be as rich in flavor.
  • Nutritional Information is an estimate based on 12 slices. It does not include Ferrero Rocher candies in the calculations.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.9mg