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2-ingredient nutella cake slice in the focus with fork next to it, cake in the background on a turquoise plate.

2-Ingredient Nutella Cake

Course: Desert
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Soft and rich, this magic 2-Ingredient Nutella cake is the easiest and most delicious chocolate cake you can possibly make, and it also happens to be gluten-free! 
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175C/350F/160 gas.
  • Add eggs into a stand mixer and whisk on medium-high speed for about 5-6 mins, until eggs are pale and airy and have tripled in volume. Make sure your eggs are really triple in volume, or the recipe won’t work. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of cocoa powder on top if you like, and set the egg mixture aside.
  • In the meantime, pour the chocolate hazelnut spread in a large microwave-safe bowl, cover and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Incorporate ⅓ of the whisked eggs into the bowl with the chocolate hazelnut spread, and very gently mix the batter with a spatula until well combined.
  • Fold in another ⅓ of the eggs, then gently mix until combined. Repeat with remaining ⅓ of the eggs, and again, mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  • Grease a 6-inch cake pan and cover the bottom and the sides with parchment paper. Pour the cake mixture into the pan and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.

Notes

BAKING TIPS:
•It’s absolutely crucial that the eggs triple in volume or this recipe will not work. Make sure you complete this step correctly to avoid a cake fail.  Not beating your eggs well, will result into a chocolate cake that tastes more like an omelette, and you don’t want that!
• Fold the spread into the egg mixture VERY gently, so that your eggs don’t lose all their volume. To fold the spread into the mixture I use a silicone spatula.
• I like it slightly gooey in the center, so I usually bake my cake for 22 mins, then leave it to cool above the stove covered with a kitchen cloth.
If you like it a little more firm and cakey, just bake it for a further 5 mins.
Recipe published in February 2016 and updated with more detailed info.