Baking is often made out to be unforgiving and complicated, and for many recipes it is. But for this one, it’s thrown together in a few simple steps. When I made it for the first time, it was so moist which is a credit to what the Nutella brought to the party. I used cherries to serve; but, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t use another fruit to delight your senses. Enjoy!
For this recipe, you’ll need an electric mixer, mixing bowls, a cake tin, baking paper, and measuring cups.
1 1/2 cups Nutella (plus extra for icing)
1/2 cup plain flour
Pinch of baking soda
Step 1: Preheat an oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan forced).
Step 2: Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with butter and baking paper.
Step 3: Crack the four eggs into a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high until it becomes fluffy (takes between 5-10 minutes).
Step 4: Add the Nutella slowly while beating at a medium speed until fully combined.
Step 5: Continue beating and add the flour and baking soda bit by bit using a dessert spoon. Beat until fully combined.
Step 6: Scrape the cake batter into the lined cake tin and transfer to the middle rack in your oven for 1 hour.
Step 7: Pierce the cake using a metal skewer or knife to see if it is cooked. If it comes out clean, then your cake is done. If you remove it with uncooked batter then place the cake back into the oven for another 5 minutes.
Step 8: Place the cake, in the tin, on a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 9: When cooled, remove from the tin and place a serving board or plate.
Step 10: Cover the top in Nutella as icing and add some fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and strawberries to serve.