Yellow Cake with Nutella Frosting

Good evening!

     I’m so proud of myself, as this is the 5th recipe I have posted this month; my record for now is 9 blog posts. This cake is actually a combination of two recipes I’ve shared before and it’s so delicious despite being very basic. Fun fact, it’s called yellow cake is because of it’s color, which comes from the eggs and butter.


Yellow Cake with Nutella Frosting

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (1 Dr. Oetker sachet)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder (1 Dr. Oetker sachet)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170 gr.) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup & 2-3 tablespoons (295 ml.) sour cream
  • 1 cup (300-325 gr.) Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups (190-200 gr.) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pack of chocolate M&Ms (optional decoration)

      Prepare two 20 cm./8 inch cake pans by lining them with aluminum foil or parchment paper and pre-heat the oven to 180°C/355°F. In one small bowl mix your flour, baking powder, vanilla powder, and salt. In a bigger bowl beat your room-temperature butter with the sugar and add your eggs one by one. Then alternate between the sour cream and the flour mixture. Your batter will be a bit thick because of the sour cream, so don’t worry if it doesn’t seem very runny. Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes; the cake on the top rack of the oven baked in exactly 35, whereas the one on the bottom had to stay in for another 5-10 minutes. Then allow your cakes to cool completely, in fact you can keep them out overnight as I did.


     For the frosting just mix all your ingredients, but do taste it periodically, as everyone has their own preferences. As you are using Nutella, do not expect it to be as smooth as normal frosting. However, if it feels too thick to spread, then add a bit more milk. Cover the top of your first cake with an even coat of the Nutella frosting, place the second cake on top, and using a frosting spatula and icing smoother frost the entire cake. Finally, as an extra touch, I decided to cover half of the cake with chocolate M&Ms, but this is completely optional. Place the cake in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let the frosting set.


     It’s a very low-effort cake, but it’s so tasty, literally everyone who tried it last night complimented me (more than 10 people!). The chocolate isn’t overbearing and the cake is the perfect amount of sweetness, smelling like vanilla. I highly recommend you to try this if you want something delicious yet effortless.


Until next time!

– Zi

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