A while back I made four ingredient Nutella cakes. It’s still one of my favorite easy Nutella recipes because the Nutella taste is so strong. This weekend I decided to try experimenting with a Nutella and peanut butter mix.

Despite both being spreads, peanut butter is much thicker than Nutella so the cake batter was much thicker than I anticipated. The cakes themselves remain moist though. I think next time I might cut down a little more on the peanut butter. Or perhaps make the peanut butter a filling for the inside.

I do love how easy the cakes are to make and you can taste both the peanut butter and the Nutella. One bowl, one whisk, very little clean-up.

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Four Ingredient Nutella Peanut Butter Cakes

Yield: 10 mini cakes

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Nutella spread
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
5 tablespoons all purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease mini cupcake/muffin pan.

2. Combine the peanut butter, Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Add the flour and whisk until blended.

3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full).

4. Bake about 10 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set on a rack to cool completely.

Adapted from Abby Dodge's Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients


15 Responses to “Four Ingredient Nutella Peanut Butter Cakes”

  1. caninecologne — November 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Yay! Another recipe to make! My husband will love these – pb and Nutella? It’s already a winner!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 22nd, 2011 @ 1:03 am

      I’ve been busy recently, so I came up with quite a few “quick” recipes to try.

  2. Matt @ FaveDiets — November 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    This looks unbelievably good! As if I needed another reason to keep Nutella in my house :)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 22nd, 2011 @ 9:31 am

      I have Costco-sized Nutella jars in my house at all times. It’s a kitchen staple for me. =)

  3. Kay — November 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

    These look so cute!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 22nd, 2011 @ 9:31 am

      Ah thanks. Everything is better as mini! I didn’t do anything to decorate them so they are a little plain, but oh so good.

  4. Gaby — November 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Oh man, trying them with a peanut butter filling sounds amazing… Like a peanut butter cup muffin!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 23rd, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      Ooh, that’s a good name. Peanut butter cup-cake. Okay that’s next on my list.

  5. Amanda — June 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I was really looking forward to enjoying these easy nutella “muffins”, and they looked really cute when they came out of the oven. However, I was greatly disappointed when I bit into one. It tasted bland and boring and spongy. I barely tasted nutella. Honestly, these are not worth wasting half a jar of nutella on. :(

    • Kirbie replied: — June 26th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      I’m sorry you feel that way. I’ve always loved them and they were a big hit on the web with other blogs as well. But of course everyone has different tastes.

  6. Jean — July 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I made these mini cakes for one of my co-workers’s birthdays and he loved it! ? they were a bit greasy but the taste was strong and amazing ? great job on this recipe!

  7. asane — November 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Do you notice any difference in your recipes between using peanut butter that is 100% peanuts versus the oil and sugar laden peanut butters such as Skippy, Jiff, etc? I made this today using 100% peanut butter, added some extra salt since it was unsalted, and it came out pretty bland.

    • Kirbie replied: — November 13th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

      Well I never tried using the 100% peanuts. I’ve been using Skippy for this one, so that might be it.

  8. Xara — June 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

    This did not work out how I planned and took 15 longer than they should’ve. They weren’t really like muffins. So what I did was cut off the top which turn out crunchy and chewy like a biscuit and had the moist bottom and I put on some nutella and sandwich them together which was very nice’n’tasty!

    • Kirbie replied: — June 16th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

      Hmm, not sure why they took so much longer, but I’m glad you got them to work out.

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