Flourless Nutella Cake

Flourless Nutella Cake ~ If you’re a Nutella fan this is pretty tempting ~ an amazing 2 ingredient recipe that makes the creamiest, chocolatiest dessert imaginable!

The 2 ingredients are Nutella and eggs.  That’s it.  It’s almost like a Nutella souffle.

The process is pretty simple but it does help to have a stand mixer because you’ll be beating the eggs for about 10 minutes until they triple in volume.  Then you fold the egg and nutella together, and bake in a lined springform pan.

You’ll get a nice thin brownie-like crust on the outer edge, and a thick dense Nutella center.  Like most flourless cakes, this one benefits from a little garnish.  You can sprinkle it with cocoa powder or confectioner’s sugar, and then go to town with whatever fruit you like.

Flourless Nutella Cake

Flourless Nutella Cake

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups Nutella

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Spray a 9" cheesecake pan with cooking spray and then line it completely with parchment paper. The cooking spray will help the paper adhere to the pan. Cover the bottom and the sides, because the cake it very sticky.
  3. Put the eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium for 2 minutes, then turn to high for 8 minutes, until the eggs have tripled in volume. The bowl of the stand mixer will almost overflow! (Don't worry, they will lose much of their volume as they get folded into the Nutella)
  4. Meanwhile, microwave the Nutella for just 20-25 seconds so it softens a bit.
  5. In your largest mixing bowl, fold 1/3 of the eggs into the Nutella. Use a rubber spatula and turn the bowl with one hand while you gently fold with the other. This process will be messy and you will think the whole thing has gone terribly wrong, but keep at it. When the eggs have been completely incorporated, fold in the next third, and again until all the eggs are mixed in. Do this gently so you keep as much of the loft of the eggs as possible.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the center is just set. Don't over bake, and watch it carefully towards the end.
  7. Cool completely before attempting to open the pan and remove the cake.
  8. Sprinkle generously with cocoa powder or confectioner's sugar, and garnish with whatever you like.

Notes

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/flourless-nutella-cake/

Notes:

  • You can add some Frangelico or other liqueur, if you like, to the batter.  Fold it in at the end.

I feel like this cake is a little bit too much effort for what you get in the end.  If you’re a Nutella freak, then go for it, but otherwise I would recommend my Belgian Flourless Cake as an easier alternative.  You don’t need to line the pan, so you won’t get the wrinkly edge that you get with this cake, and it’s much easier to put together, even though there are a couple of extra ingredients.

 

13 Comments

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    Herby
    March 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Hi just made this for the family and it was fantastic thanks for the recipe will keep following you

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    Herby
    March 10, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Wow just made this and it was fantastic thanks

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    Sarah
    February 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Hi! I made this awesome recipe this weekend. It looked almost exactly the same to your pictures. How did you store the cake if there were leftovers? Is it okay we left it out overnight?

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      Sue
      February 14, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      I think it’s fine left out, Sarah!

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    November 7, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Wow, a lot of beauty with only 2 ingredients. I am impressed. Your presentation is spectacular Sue.
    Sam

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      Sue
      November 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Sam!

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    grace
    June 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    this is just rife with decadence, sue. i don’t even know where to begin.

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    Momina
    June 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    do we have to bake the cake with the pan covered?

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    Magnolia Verandah
    June 27, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Loving these flourless cakes.

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    Chris Scheuer
    June 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Oh my, I hope your doggy didn’t get this one, it looks and sounds amazing.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 27, 2013 at 2:18 am

    I’ve made Nutella cookies that were low on the flour, and flourless PB things, but never a cake that’s flourless made from Nutella. This is fudgy, genius, perfection, Sue!

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    Amy @ Swiss Miss in the Kitchen
    June 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    THIS happens when you mix nutella and eggs???!!??? WOW!! This cake looks like chocolate heaven!!! What an amazing recipe :) Thanks for sharing!
    xox Amy

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    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    June 27, 2013 at 1:14 am

    2 ingredients? ? I must go buy a dedicated jar of Nutella!

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