Nutella Crumb Cake

You could use any chocolate spread as it can be a little costly but let’s face it, soooooo worth it! It is the best!



  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1tbsp good instant coffee (optional, I believe it brings out the chocolate flavour through)
  • 1tsp ground vanilla
  • 400g Nutella
  • 55g softened butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 175°C/ 155°fan/ Gas 4
  • Using a stand-in mixer, sift in together the first 7 dry ingredients
  • Add the Nutella and butter, beating until crumbly. Remove a small cup of crumbs for the topping
  • Add the milk, eggs and vanilla, beating on low until combined
  • Continue to beat on medium speed for 3mn
  • Pour (it will have a very “liquid” consistency) into an ungreased 25cm/ 10″ tube pan {a must, I tried with a round baking tin and the sides burnt waiting for the centre to cook}
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips followed by the saved crumbs


  • Bake for 40 to 50mn, until a toothpick comes out clean. let it cool before cutting and enjoy on its own, sprinkled with icing sugar, or slightly warm with custard