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Double Chocolate Nutella Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Delicious Chocolate & Nutella Layer Cake topped with a rich chocolate glaze. Simple and easy to put together, with two of our family favorites.
Servings: 12
Calories: 578 kcal
Author: Sandra
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice stir together and let it sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Nutella Buttercream
  • 3/4 cup of butter softened
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Nutella spread
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans or 1 – 9x13, with cooking spray and lightly dust with some flour, then set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, add buttermilk, water, oil, sugar, eggs, baking soda and salt; stir together until it is well combined. Add in flour and cocoa powder and whisk until smooth and there are no lumps.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan(s).
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on size of pans you use; until you can lightly touch the center and it springs back. Cool pans on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then remove cake and allow to completely cool on the wire rack. Once the cakes are cooled prepare buttercream.
  6. Buttercream
  7. In a large bowl, I use my Kitchen Aid mixer cream together butter and Nutella. Slowly mix in the powder sugar, one cup at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk and continue mixing until light and fluffy. You may need to add more sugar or milk until you find the right consistency, this varies every time I do the recipe. If you are not going to use the frosting right away keep covered until you are ready to do so.
  8. Place one cake layer on a serving plate, I like to use a cake stand. Evenly, an additional 2 tablespoons of Nutella on top of the first layer of cake, then top with about ½ cup of buttercream, spread the evenly on top of the bottom layer, then add the second cake on top. Frost with the remaining buttercream, spread on the sides and top, make sure the top is even and the sides are completely covered, once you have frosted the cake, set in the fridge, while you prepare the chocolate glaze.
  9. Chocolate Glaze:
  10. In a small sauce pan add the whipping cream and bring to a boil, remove from heat and add in chocolate chips. Do not mix or stir them in, let the chocolate sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let it cool for about 15 minutes, then pour over cake, allowing it to slowly drip down the sides. Set the cake in the fridge and let it chill for 30 minutes, until cake is set.
  11. You are now ready to serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Nutella Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 578 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 97g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 76g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 13.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.