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Nutella Hazelnut Cake

This delicious Nutella Hazelnut Cake is adorned with stunning candied hazelnuts.
Course Dessert
Type Cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 968 kcal
Author Olivia

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla Cake

Nutella Buttercream

  • 2 cups unsalted butter 454g
  • 1 3/4 cup Nutella 525g
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 313g, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream 15g

Hazelnut Border

  • 1 cup hazelnuts 150g, toasted, skinned, and chopped

Candied Hazelnuts

INSTRUCTIONS

Vanilla Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, grease and flour two 8" cake rounds and line with parchment. I use homemade cake release.
  2. Place butter and sugar into a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium until combined.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition.
  4. Add oil and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  6. Turn the mixer to low and alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. About 3 additions of each.
  7. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 mins or until a cake tester comes out mostly clean.
  9. Cool on wire rack before frosting.

Nutella Buttercream

  1. Place butter and Nutella into s stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on med-high until fully combined.
  2. Reduce speed to low and add icing sugar 1 cup at a time. Increase mixer speed between each addition to fully incorporate.
  3. Add cream and whip on med-high for 3-5mins.

Hazelnut Border

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread hazelnuts on parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake for approx. 5 minutes, until fragrant. To remove skins, wrap warm hazelnuts in a dish towel and let sit for 5-10 mins. Rub vigorously in towel.
  3. Once cooled, roughly chop.

Candied Hazelnuts

  1. Prepare as per instructions here.

NOTES

Note: the recipe has been converted to grams, but has not been tested in grams by me.