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Chocolate Hazelnut Layer Cake

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Chocolate Hazelnut Layer Cake is a showstopper! It’s a simple one-bowl chocolate cake filled with a chocolate hazelnut spread and a cheesecake mousse. Everyone will love this layer cake recipe!




  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup hot water


  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Candy



  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 8″ round cake pans with nonstick spray. Line bottom of pans with parchment circles, cut to fit pan. Spray pan again, coating the parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine first 6 ingredients. With paddle attachment on low, stir to combine.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients, one at a time with mixer still on low. Once all ingredients are mixed together turn speed up to medium low and mix for 2 minutes.
  5. Divide batter evenly among the 2 cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, until center is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. In bowl of stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment, beat your heavy cream until stiff peaks form, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to another bowl and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. In stand mixer beat cream cheese and chocolate hazelnut spread until smooth. SLowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and incorporated.
  3. Fold in reserved whipped cream.


  1. Level one of the cakes, so it isn’t domed. Spread 1/2 cup of the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread on top of cake.. Next spread half of the Filling mixture on top, spreading out to 1 inch away from edge of cake. Top with the other cake. Place remaining filling mixture on top.
  2. Microwave remaining 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread for 30-45 seconds until pourable consistency and drizzle over top. Top with Chocolate Hazelnut Candy.
  3. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


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  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 657
  • Sugar: 69.5 g
  • Sodium: 530.6 mg
  • Fat: 31.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 91.8 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.2 mg
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