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Nutella, Strawberry, Chocolate Cake

Nutella, Strawberry, Chocolate Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Cakes and Pies
Cuisine Italian



Cocoa Sponge Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 120 g flour 1 cup
  • 35 g bitter cocoa 1/3 cup
  • 120 g sugar 5/8 cup


  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 3 tbsp Nutella


  • 200 ml water 1 cup
  • 80 ml milk 1/3 cup
  • 75 g sugar 1/3 cup
  • 25 g bitter cocoa 1/4 cup


  • 300 g strawberries 1 ½ cups
  • 75 g sugar 1/3 cup
  • 3 gelatin sheets


  • Cocoa Sponge Cake
  • Mix the eggs with the sugar.
  • Beat the mixture in a mixer for 15-20 minutes at medium speed.
  • Add the sifted flour and bitter cocoa and with a spatula mix together starting from the bottom to the top of the bowl to obtain a homogeneous consistency.
  • Put the mixture into the cake pan (9 inches) which should be properly greased and lightly floured.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 40-50 minutes, never open the oven before 35 minutes.
  • Do the toothpick test to check cooking, insert it in the center and it should come out clean (if not continue to cook).
  • Let It cool down.
  • Slice the sponge into 3 layers.
  • Soaking
  • In a saucepan, add the water and sugar.
  • Let the sugar melt at low heat. It will take just a few minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the stove and add the milk and mix.
  • Add the cocoa powder, mix thoroughly so as not to create lumps.
  • Glaze
  • Hydrate the gelatin in cold water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Put the strawberries in a saucepan with the sugar, stir until the syrup is formed, remove from the heat and blend with an immersion blender.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Add the hydrated and squeezed gelatin to the puree and mix until it dissolves.
  • Assembling
  • Brush the soaking mixture evenly over top of the cake layers twice, beginning at the outer edge and working inward. Cool to room temperature.
  • Cover the surface of the bottom layer with 3 tablespoons of strawberry jam, spreading it evenly.
  • Carefully cover this layer with another layer of soaked sponge cake and spread 3 tablespoons of Nutella evenly on the surface of the latter.
  • Place the last layer of sponge cake on the layer of Nutella and glaze with the strawberry puree.
  • Decorate as you like.


Keyword chocolate cake, Nutella, strawberry
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