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Mini Nutella Cakes

photo of three Mini Nutella Cakes on a plate

I’ve been on a Nutella baking kick lately. After success with my Nutella chocolate chip cookies and Nutella ice cream, I’ve been on the search for more Nutella recipes.

photo of cakes in a pan

I found a recipe for Nutella brownies from Savory Sweet Life that looked quick and easy and delicious. The brownies only require a few ingredients and you don’t need a mixer. My attempt didn’t come out exactly right. They are supposed to be ooey gooey and mine weren’t at all. I guess mine are overbaked, except that I didn’t bake them any longer than required by the recipe.

photo of a plate of mini cakes

I also completely forgot to add hazelnuts to mine as I was in a rush. So the tops of these cakes are a bit plain. And instead, the tops look kind of dry because of the crackly tops. I think this was a result of the Nutella being the main ingredient though.

photo of a mini cakes piled on a plate

While these didn’t come out exactly right, they still tasted good. They just tasted like little nutella cakes. Or as BF likes to call them: mushroom tops. I’ll probably try this recipe again, with the hazelnuts, and baking a little bit less time to see if I can get the ooey gooey version. But until then, here is the version of the recipe I ended up making:

photo of a stack of mini cakes on a plate

Nutella Cakes

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These mini cakes only require a few ingredients and you don't need a mixer.


  • 1/2 cup Nutella spread
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line or grease mini cupcake/muffin pan.
  • Put the Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Add the flour and whisk until blended.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full) and sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts.
  • Bake about 11 to 12 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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19 comments on “Mini Nutella Cakes”

  1. I think they look very cute, and definitely mushroom like. Would be perfect for a little girls’ tea party 🙂 SOunds yummy too, must give it a go!

  2. hi kirbie – wow, only 3 ingredients! i am totally going to make this! i love nutella and we just bought some from costco (nice [email protected]$$ jars too).

  3. Mmm…I love Nutella! I also think your little cakes are so adorable! Have you tried making pecan tassies with the mini cupcake pan? I made them for Christmas and they were a huge hit with my non-dessert eating side of the family.

  4. Hey Kirbie
    Ange made a batch of these today for me before she visited me at work. They were fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. Kirbieee!
    Darn, Darwin beat me to it. I was going to say, I checked your blog last afternoon and read this entry and I was like “Oh my god! I have to make these!” Since you said yours turned out dry or overbaked, I decided to add 1/4 cup of whole milk and a teensy bit of unsalted butter to the mix along with the flour, nutella, and egg. Came out very moist, though it did take considerably longer to bake (probably around 20 minutes). I tried making coffee frosting to add onto the cupcakes after they were done, but I messed up. Anyway, thanks for the recipe! I loved how simple it was 🙂 I always mean to try more recipes of yours!

  6. Costco sized nutella is the best. Enough to bake with and spread on bread. I love how easy this recipe is too, though I’m going to try fiddling with it a little.

  7. I’ve never made pecan tassies before, but they sound delicious!

  8. You’re so lucky that she brings you fresh baked good to work! Glad you liked these.

  9. Hi Ange, Glad you tried out the recipe. I like the additions you made. I was thinking of adding some oil and milk to my next batch too. I’m happy the recipe turned out well for you.

  10. I love the mushroom shapes too. So cute. This does sound great for a tea party.

  11. It’s really good and really easy. The hardest part I think is pushing the dough into the pan. They’re just like mini pecan tarts/pies.

  12. Do you have a recipe you recommend? I love pecan stuff. Btw, nice new blog. =)

  13. Ohhh I wanted to give these a try soon too! They looked to intriguing not to try

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  15. I have a mini cupcake maker could I make these in that instead of putting them in the oven?? x

  16. Hello Kirbie,

    I just made those, but when i took them from the oven they collapsed, they still look delicious, but a bit flat, even though they looked very risen in the oven. Do you have and theory why they could of collapsed? Also a tiny question, can you please tell me in cm the diameter of the bottom of your mini cupcakes?
    I am very glad that i stumbled upon your blog, because you have absolutely super easy, yet flavorful recipes and i also like the fact that they don’t call for a huge yield, which makes me bake me more often (hei hei hei)

    best regards

    • I think you may have removed them from the oven a little too early. Sometimes the tops look done but the inside is not yet finished, which could cause them to collapse. Unfortunately I do not have the measurement for the bottom of the cakes. This is an old recipe post and I actually don’t have this pan anymore

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