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 CakePrint Recipe
- 175g Self-Raising Flour
- 3 Eggs
- 400g Nutella
- Optional extras:
- 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.