Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

As you have been loving my loaf cake recipes, I thought I’d start the year by adding this Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake to the collection. Nutella is a very popular ingredient on my blog too, and I have many recipes using it that are always well loved. This cake is a chocolate sponge with chopped roasted hazelnuts and Nutella mixed into the batter. Adding Nutella to the sponge has made this cake so fudgey and almost like a brownie sort of, anyway it’s so good! The buttercream is the same Nutella buttercream I’ve used on a few other Nutella recipes before and its so silky and heavenly. Honestly I wonder how it even makes it to the cakes sometimes because I could just eat it with a spoon! Finally on top are my favourite Kinder Bueno bar pieces!

How to make Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake…

To make the cake I mixed together butter, caster sugar and Nutella. Then I whisked in eggs and milk.

Next I whisked in flour and cocoa powder, then I stirred in the roasted chopped hazelnuts. I poured the mixture into a lined loaf tin and baked it.

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

To decorate, I made a silky Nutella buttercream and I decided to pipe it on in a rose pattern. You can pipe it on in any way you like, or spread it on too. I added a broken up Kinder Bueno bar on top and some chocolate strand sprinkles too!

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

Tips for making the Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake:

  • This cake needs a long bake on a low temperature, so don’t be unsure about the 1 hour baking time, it does need this long and it may even need a bit longer than this because it’s such a deep mixture. I’d say check it after 1 hour by inserting a thin skewer in the centre and seeing if it comes out clean or not, then give it an extra 5 to 15 minutes depending.
  • I bought pre-prepared chopped roasted hazelnuts, which are totally optional in this recipe. You can roast and chop your own hazelnuts from scratch if you prefer.
  • I LOVE Kinder Bueno bars so they were an easy choice for decorating this cake, but you could also decorate it with the Kinder chocolate bars, the Kinder Happy Hippos, Ferrero Rochers… anything chocolate and hazelnut would be yummy!

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Loaf cake tin Loaf cake tin liners Piping bags
Wilton 1M Piping nozzle Nutella spread Cake tester
Kinder Bueno Loaf cake storage box

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More Nutella recipes…

Nutella Cake Nutella Cheesecake Blondies
Nutella Cake Cherry & Nutella Chocolate Cake Nutella Cheesecake Blondies
Nutella Bueno Cupcakes Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Nutella Bueno Cupcakes Nutella Stuffed Cookies Raspberry & Nutella Bread Rolls
Nutella Bueno Cheesecake Nutelle Popcorn Nutella Baked Donuts
Nutella Bueno Cheesecake (No Bake) Nutella Popcorn Nutella Baked Donuts
Nutella, Banana & Marshmallow Tart
Nutella, Banana & Marshmallow Tart
Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

Chocolate and hazelnut sponge, topped with Nutella buttercream and Kinder Bueno chocolates
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Nutella
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 185 g Self raising flour
  • 15 g Cocoa powder
  • 40 g Chopped roasted hazlenuts
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Butter or baking spread
  • 300 g Icing sugar
  • 200 g Nutella
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Milk

For decoration

  • 3 Kinder Bueno bars
  • Chocolate strand sprinkles optional


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  • Mix together the butter and caster sugar using an electric mixer or a spoon until light and fluffy
  • Add the Nutella, eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth
  • Whisk in the flour and cocoa powder until fully combined, then stir in the hazelnuts
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour and 5 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool fully
  • To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer or a spoon to mix together the butter and icing sugar until they start to combine, then add the Nutella and milk and mix until smooth
  • Put it into a piping bag and pipe it onto the loaf cake, or spread on with a spoon or spatula
  • Decorate with the Kinder Bueno bars and some sprinkles too if you like!
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days
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NB. This post is NOT sponsored by Nutella – I just love their product!

If you like this, check out more of my Loaf Cake recipes!

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

Nutella Bueno Loaf Cake

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19 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    I could do without you tempting me with delicious cakes like this straight after the festive period. I now really want to make this it looks delicious.

    Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare.
    Happy New Year x

  2. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for a friends birthday and it was so straight forward, and results were delicious!

          1. Thank you so much, I just tried it and its come out perfect!! Had to adjust the timing a little but otherwise halving the recipe worked great 🙂

  3. Dont know what happened to mine .. but my cake overflowed and the mixture was all on the baking tray underneath? Maybe my cake tin was too small ?

    1. Hi Tracy, yes it does sound like your cake tin was too small. A 2lb loaf tin is required for this recipe.

  4. I’m a big fan of you’re recipes and I’m going to try this one tomorrow! Although I have one problem I’m worried about.. I only have Asda hazelnut chocolate spread instead of the real Nutella. Will this be ok?

    1. Yes it will be ok, I’ve had a look and their ingredients are basically the same 🙂

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