Chocolate Nutella Cake (with Baileys and Hazelnuts)

This chocolate Nutella cake with Baileys and hazelnuts is so rich, moist, extra chocolatey and incredibly tasty! If you are a fan of Nutella and chocolate then you got to try this amazing treat! Perfect for celebrations! Here is the recipe:

Chocolate Nutella Cake (with Baileys and Hazelnuts) – Heavenly Good!

Servings 10-12

Ingredients:

For the loaf cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 200 grams high-quality dark chocolate, melted
  • 100 grams Nutella (or other hazelnut spread)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Irish Cream Liqueur
  • ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped

For the frosting (optional):

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Irish Cream Liqueur

 


Instructions:

 To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C /350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease a standard round baking pan (9-inch/23 cm).
  • In a small bowl, combine together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer, on medium-high speed, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla, liqueur, and milk.
  • Gently whisk in flour mixture and beat to incorporate; then mix in the melted chocolate and Nutella; add the chopped hazelnuts and using a spoon combine to incorporate.
  • Next, pour batter into prepared pan; place in the oven a bake for 42 to 50 minutes or until tester inserted in the middle of the pan comes out mostly clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes in pan then removes to cool completely on rack.

To make the frosting (optional):

  • In a small bowl, combine together the cocoa and powdered sugar.
  • Then, add the melted butter and liqueur. Stir until smooth. Place a cooling rack on a sheet pan and apply the cooled cake on rack. Spread frosting over cake.
  • Slice and serve.

Enjoy!