Nutella Cake Balls

We do love a jar of nutella in this house. It’s been the basis for many of our most eloquent recipes such as ‘Chocolate toast’ (nutella on toast), chocolate porridge (nutella in porridge), and the Michelin star worthy ‘chocolate spoon’ (yes – nutella on a spoon).

As much as we love a bit of nutella straight from the jar, I did think it was high time we created a nutella recipe which involved some baking…

We’ve made these as balls using a silicone cake pop mold we got cheap as chips from Amazon Benross Silicone Cake Pop Baking Set, Set of 20, Pink

If you have no mold and no intention of buying one then use a 7″ sandwich tin instead and make one round nutella cake instead šŸ˜€

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 100g Nutella
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 70g self raising flour

To decorate

  • 150g chopped white chocolate
  • Heaped tablespoon nutella
  • 50g chopped milk chocolate

Preheat oven to 190Ā°C Gas Mark 5

Lightly grease half the cake pop mold (You will not need the top half).

In a large bowl mix the nutella, butter and sugar together until smooth.

Crack in the egg and mix well. Then stir in the flour until the mixture is fully combined and only partially eaten by your little chef…

Transfer into the cake pop mould filling each cup just over halfway.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until raised and springy when touched.

Allow to cool before gently removing from the mould.

Trim each half sphere of cake so it’s nice and tidy.

Melt the milk chocolate in a heat proof bowl in the microwave using short bursts of 10 seconds and stirring well in between.

Sandwich 2 half spheres together using a good drizzle of the melted chocolate. Transfer to a wire rack to set.

Melt the white chocolate as above using short bursts in the microwave.

Hold a complete cake ball over the melted white chocolate. Spoon melted chocolate over until completely coated then set aside on a wire rack to set.

Carry on until all 9 cake balls are covered.

Gently heat the heaped tablespoon of nutella until runny (again I lazily popped ours into a mug and microwaved for 15 seconds).

Drizzle over the cake balls and pop into the fridge to set!

Enjoy the hazelnutty chocolatey goodness!

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