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4 from 3 votes

Nutella Cake

This moist chocolate cake is topped with a Nutella cream cheese frosting and raspberries for a delicious cake that's almost too pretty to eat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Nutella Cake, Hazelnut Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 909kcal
Author: Julie of



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

For decorating

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 cans chocolate hazelnut pirouettes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Butter and flour two 9" cake pans
  • Sift the unsweetened cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, Nutella, vegetable oil, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix the flour mixture and egg mixture until well incorporated then pour in the boiling water slowly while mixing
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and tap pans on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles
  • Bake the cakes for about 28-30 minutes or until fully cooked through
  • Allow the cakes to completely cool
  • To make the frosting, mix the unsalted butter until smooth then add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cream cheese, Nutella, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix on medium-high speed for about 3-4 minutes or until nice and fluffy.
  • Frost the cooled cakes with the Nutella frosting, raspberries, chocolate hazelnut pirouettes, if desired and enjoy!



Serving: 8g | Calories: 909kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4.4mg