Nutella Coffee Cake

Nutella Coffee Cake

I made this coffee cake from the new Ovenly cookbook. Every time I went to NYC I never had the time to go to Brooklyn and this happens to be where some of the best bakeries are. After reading this cookbook I’m really bummed that I never made it to Ovenly. I only made a few trips to NYC when we lived in Connecticut and in all my intensive bakery research never came across Ovenly.

Nutella Coffee Cake

I wouldn’t say the recipes in this book are for beginners. The recipes are all pretty classy (for the most part) and look delicious. The chapters cover scones, quick breads, pies, brownies, cakes and holiday baking. One of the owner’s Erin gave up her life and job in the mid west and moved to NYC to pursue a career in food.


I bookmarked eggnog sandwich cookies, Cherry Almond hot tarts, caramel bacon pop tarts, Espresso shortbread and scones.

Nutella Coffee Cake

Alex and I both agreed that this coffee cake was delicious. It’s supposed to have banana slices in the middle but once it came out of the oven the banana slices were all weird and chewy. I would make the cake again and be more generous with the Nutella and skip the banana. I used a 9×9 pan and didn’t use all of the batter. There was a typo in the streusel recipe but I had an advance copy that might have more errors.

Nutella Coffee Cake

Nutella Coffee Cake



2 sticks unsalted butter

3 1/4 cups AP flour

2 cups sugar

1 tbs baking powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

4 eggs, at room temperature

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tsp vanilla


1/2 cup Nutella

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed


4 tbs unsalted butter

1 cup AP flour

3 tbs sugar

2 tbs light brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 13 x9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter on low powder. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread the Nutella over top (melt for a few seconds in the microwave to make it more spreadable). Sprinkle with the brown sugar. Pour the remaining batter over top.
  5. Make the streusel. Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside to cool. Add in the rest of the ingredients. It should be clumpy.
  6. Sprinkle with the streusel on top of the batter and bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

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