Pioneer Woman Chocolate Nutella Cake Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Boiling Water, boiling
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 pints Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line two round baking pans with parchment and spray the parchment with baking spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  4. Mix in the cocoa and stir it until smooth.
  5. Pour in boiling water, let the mixture bubble up around 20 seconds; turn it off and set it aside.
  6. In a measuring pitcher or bowl, mix together the buttermilk, baking soda, eggs and vanilla. Set this aside.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, flour and salt.
  8. Stir in the hot chocolate mixture, stirring gently until it's halfway combined and less hot. Pour in the buttermilk mixture and continue stirring gently until the batter is all combined.
  9. Pour the batter into the pans and bake them for approximately 17 minutes until they're just set. Remove from the pans and set them aside to cool completely.
  10. Prepare the strawberries: stir them with the sugar and the vanilla. Let them macerate for 15 minutes, and drain off the excess juice.
  11. Whip the cream with the powdered sugar.
  12. To assemble: turn one layer upside down on a serving platter.
  13. Spread half the Nutella all over the surface.
  14. Spread on half the whipped cream and top with half the strawberries
  15. Place the other layer upside down on top and repeat with the rest of the Nutella, whipped cream, and strawberries.
  16. Keep chilled until serving and cut with a serrated knife!


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Author: Matt R.
Source: The Pioneer Woman
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 321
Calories 554

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g
  Saturated Fat 19g
Sodium 182mg
Total Carbohydrate 82g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 59g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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