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Three-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

When another video I was working on didn’t come out as planned, I needed a recipe in a hurry! Thinking about when I want cake in a hurry I sometimes go a step further, I thought what would be the next step up from that? Enter: the three-ingredient chocolate cake made from just self-raising flour, eggs and a jar of Nutella.

It’s not the most moist or intense chocolate cake you’ll ever eat, but it makes for a quick and easy base to add your own touches – salt, vanilla, chocolate chips or make a ganache. You can customise this however you like, or just enjoy the base cake with a nice coffee. It’s definitely the quickest and easiest cake you’ll make that isn’t done in a microwave, that’s for sure!

Three-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

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Serves: 10 - 12 Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 175g Self-Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 400g Nutella
  • Optional extras:
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Melted Chocolate
  • To finish:
  • Chocolate Ganache OR
  • Chocolate Buttercream OR
  • Icing Sugar OR
  • Cocoa Powder



Pre-heat an oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.


Place the jar of Nutella in a microwave (removing the foil) and microwave on full power for 30 seconds


Tip the Nutella into a bowl and crack in the eggs and mix until combined


Add in the self-raising flour and fold in until well combined and lump-free.


Place into a line and greased 8" cake tin and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.


Remove from the tin and leave to cool completely.


Finish with ganache, buttercream, icing sugar or a light dusting of cocoa powder.

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