This Nutella Chocolate Cake is a scrumptious mixture of an exceedingly wet chocolate cake and a sweet, scrumptious Nutella icing, all covered in chocolate ganache. Delish!


I definitely love Nutella. i like peanut butter, however Nutella? It’s nutty and chocolatey. excellent of each worlds. pass me a spoon! I couldn’t wait to stuff this chocolate cake with it. The Nutella icing is buttery, sweet heaven.

The chocolate cake layers are my favorite chocolate slow-bake cake. It bakes at three hundred stages, in place of 350 – that’s now not a typo. And it’s the moistest chocolate cake you’ll ever have. I desired a most icing to cake ratio, so I made four layers of cake in order that I may want to have masses of Nutella icing piled between them. I simplest have three 8 inch pans though, so I baked  cakes at a time.



  • 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (85g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup (240ml) water


  • 2 cups (448g) salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (189g) shortening
  • 2 cups (620g) Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 10 cups (1150g) powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp milk or water


  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
  • Ferrero Rocher candies


  1. Put together four eight inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom, and grease the edges.
  2. add all dry ingredients to a huge bowl and whisk collectively.
  3. three. add eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and blend well.
  4. upload vanilla to boiling water and add to aggregate. mix nicely.
  5. Pour into 4 8 inch cakes pans and bake at three hundred degrees for approximately 25 mins, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. I baked the desserts in  batches,  at a time, with approximately 1 half of cups of batter consistent with pan.
  6. dispose of desserts from oven and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes, then get rid of to cooling racks to cool absolutely.
  7. Make icing at the same time as desserts cool. Beat collectively butter and shortening until easy.
  8. eight. add Nutella and blend till clean.
  9. Slowly upload half of of the powdered sugar and blend till easy.
  10. upload 2-3 tbsp of milk or water and mix until easy.
  11. eleven. Slowly upload the remaining powdered sugar and blend until smooth.
  12. add greater water or milk till the frosting is the right consistency.
  13. as soon as cakes are cool, get rid of cake domes from pinnacle with a massive serrated knife.
  14. location first layer of cake on a plate or cardboard cake circle. add about three/four cup of frosting and spread into an even layer.
  15. add 2d layer of cake and upload any other three/four cup of frosting and spread into an excellent layer.
  16. add 1/3 layer of cake on pinnacle and add every other three/4 cup of frosting and unfold into an excellent layer.
  17. pinnacle frosting with the fourth layer of cake, then frost the out of doors of the cake. sense loose to apply my tutorial for frosting a smooth cake.
  18. To make the chocolate ganache, place the chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl.
  19. Microwave the heavy whipping cream simply until it starts to boil. Pour over the chocolate chips and allow sit down for two-3 minutes, then whisk till easy.
  20. Drizzle the chocolate ganache round the threshold of the cake, then pour the the rest of the ganache on top of the cake and spread calmly. i really like to use a squeeze bottle for drizzling round the edges.
  21. allow the ganache to company up a piece, then pipe the the rest of the frosting around the top edge of the cake and pinnacle every swirl with a Ferrero Rocher sweet. I used Ateco tip 849.
  22. Cake is first-class whilst well included for three-4 days.

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