Layered Nutella Chocolate Cake

This Layered Nutella Chocolate Cake is a soft chocolate layered sponge cake with a rich Nutella cream and topped with fresh raspberries. So amazingly delicious. The naked cake is easy to make and assemble and is so appealing when served!

Layered Nutella chocolate cake recipe with raspberries on a cake platter.

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This Chocolate Cake with a hazelnut Nutella cream is what cake dreams are made of! Soft and airy sponge chocolate layers with a rich Nutella cream topped with fresh raspberries make for a perfect combination. The cream is the winner here. It’s not overly sweet but the Nutella with heavy whipping cream is phenomenal. The cream and raspberries add so much flavor to the chocolate layers.

Chocolate layered sponge cake with fresh raspberries and a Nutella cream.

How to make a Russian Chocolate Cake-

  • Beat eggs and sugar to create the base of a classic sponge cake (Russian biskvit).
  • In a separate bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, and cocoa.
  • Once egg/sugar mixture triples in size, add the ingredients from the flour bowl.
  • TIP: Add the flour in 2 batches, lightly beat with a mixture for a few seconds on low speed after each addition. Then, with a spatula continue mixing from the bottom up to make sure all of the flour is incorporated.
  • If you overbeat the batter once the flour is added, the mixture will flatter significantly.
  • Pour batter into baking pans and cook.

Step by step instructions on how to make chocolate cake layers.

How to make a hazelnut Nutella cream-

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Nutella until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add the heavy whipping cream to the Nutella bowl in parts.
  • Once the cream is prepared, spread between chocolate layers.
  • TIP: For the heavy whipping cream to beat quicker, place the whisks and bowl in the freezer for about 8-10 minutes. Don’t set the heavy whipping cream out early. It needs to be cold!

Preparing the soft Nutella cream recipe.

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Naked Layered Chocolate Nutella Cake

Layered Nutella Chocolate Cake recipe. Delicate chocolate layers and a rich Nutella cream and topped with fresh raspberries. 
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 439kcal




  • 12 oz cream cheese (1 ½ packs), room temp
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 355°F at step 5.
  • Prepare (2) 10” round springform pans. Cover bottoms of pans with parchment paper. Butter pans (or spray with baking spray) and lightly flour. Set pans aside.
  • Add eggs to mixing bowl and mix a few minutes until fluffy, slowly add the sugar to the eggs. Beat on the high speed for about 15 minutes or until mixture has tripled in size.
  • In a small bowl combine sifted cocoa, flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Once the eggs/sugar mixture has tripled in size, add flour mixture in three part, mixing after each addition. Mix from the bottom up, don’t over beat.
  • Gently divide the batter between the two pans. Bake in a preheated oven at for 18-22 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean if inserted in the center). 
    Once baked, remove cakes from the pans. Set aside to cool completely.

Prepare Cream

  • Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add powdered sugar and Nutella, beat until incorporated. 
    In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add about half of the whipped cream to the Nutella mixture. Mix on low speed until creamy, add remaining whipped cream. Beat on low until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add the 1/2 cup Nutella to a corner of a Ziploc bag and snip off the corner. 
  • Cut cake layers in half. Drizzles some of the Nutella (from Ziploc bag). Cover with cream. Repeat until you get to the last layered.
  • Add raspberries to the center of the cake. Garnish with mint, if desired.
  • Enjoy, friends.


Note*: I added an additional ½ cup of Nutella, just drizzled on the layers and didn’t spread it. Once spreading the cream, it will spread the Nutella as well. That is an optional step. If you love yourself so serious Nutella, you will definitely enjoy this extra Nutella, you can also use less or more than the 1/2 cup indicated!
Nutrition Facts
Naked Layered Chocolate Nutella Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Anna 06/26/2017, 2:02 pm Link Reply

    This cake was DELICOUS! Especially love the nutella and raspberrie:)

    • admin 06/27/2017, 9:08 am Link Reply

      Awww, Anna. So so happy to see you enjoyed this combination, it’s rather dreamy. ☺

  • Karen 06/09/2017, 8:52 pm Link Reply

    What a great combination- raspberries and chocolate- my favorite. I love baking as well, so this will be on my list of cake to make soon. I was thinking when I make it of adding the fresh raspberry In between layers too, after spreading cream. Thank you for sharing your recipes and for this food blog! Blessings <3

    • admin 06/10/2017, 1:29 am Link Reply

      I love the idea of adding raspberries between the layers, YUM. You can never have too many raspberries, Karen.
      Thank you for visiting our online Kitchen. 🙂

  • Elena 06/07/2017, 10:41 am Link Reply

    This looks amazing! I make a similar cream but with butter instead of cream cheese. Would love to try it with cream cheese. Gotta love Nutella cake!

    • admin 06/08/2017, 5:43 pm Link Reply

      Hhhmmm, so it is more of a buttercream frosting then? I’m going to have to give that a try.
      I hope you like this one, the cream is just absolutely delicious. 🙂

      • Elena 06/09/2017, 2:58 pm Link

        Not too much butter – a little pudding base, a little butter, Nutella and more whipped cream or cool whip. Butter is to give it some structure.
        Looking forward to trying yours though! I love your desserts! I’m making your dulce de leche tarts today actually – it’s a regular recipe for us now 🙂

      • admin 06/11/2017, 6:41 pm Link

        Oh I LOVE that recipe, Elena. That one and my Cherry Cheesecake Buns are my FAV! 🙂

  • Tanya 05/30/2017, 10:16 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valentina! I’m gonna make this cake for my hubby’s bday this weekend.. can it be eaten same day? Also do u butter the pans first and then line them and then sprinkle with flour? Thanks!

    • admin 05/31/2017, 1:39 pm Link Reply

      Happy Birthday to your hubby, Tanya. Wishing him many blessins. ☺
      You can just butter the pans after you put the parchment paper on and lightly dust with flour. Enjoy.. ??

  • Yuliya 05/26/2017, 11:45 pm Link Reply

    Looks very good! Definitely gonna try it soon!

    • admin 05/27/2017, 12:10 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try. I hope it will be as big a hit as it was in our family. <3 Have a lovely weekend.

  • Katy 05/25/2017, 7:03 pm Link Reply

    Also, don’t post this comment, but I found a small typo, you wrote: “Prepare cream. Beat cream juice, just until creamy”
    I think you meant cream ‘cheese’, right? 😉

    • admin 05/25/2017, 8:46 pm Link Reply

      Oh my! Thanks bunches Katy for catching that. It’s that mom brain, haha. 😉

  • Katy 05/25/2017, 7:02 pm Link Reply

    I love Nutella! The photos make me want to eat the cake right off the page! 🙂

    • admin 05/25/2017, 8:45 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, friend! You’re so sweet. Was shooting with a dark background for time so was kind of nervous! Thanks for the compliment :)..

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