My go to Recipe for Nutella Tart (Crostata)

Nov 14, 2022

Nutella! Seriously such an amazing food. Growing up in Italy, I would often beg my mom to buy me  these store bought tarts to the store that came in a variety of flavors such as strawberry and peach. But my favorite one of them all, were the ones filled with Nutella.

We also often made a very similar version of this cake which is called Crostata in Italy. The difference was that a Nutella tart was that the top of the  Nutella dessert was covered with strips of the same pastry used for the crust. We would use a zig zag cutting tool to cut the strips and then criss cross them along the top of the cake.

For a regular tart, we used anything from fruit, crème patisserie, jams, and my favorite… Nutella or Hazelnut spread.

This cake is very rich. For that reason I will also publish a second version of it without butter and eggs. But even now our kids love it so it had to be written on the blog because even though we don’t make it all the time, when we do, we absolutely love coming home to a small slice of this decadent Nutella dessert easy to make.

The kids decided to photo bomb me while we I trying to snatch a photo of the Nutella tart, and I loved their smiles in it. I hope they will keep on experiencing that joy as they get older  and keep on developing that sisterly and brotherly bonds with each other. They say food bonds people, creates memories, and is often present in the most eventful moments of our lives. So it’d better be healthy and also good food what the kids look back to!

Adapted from here.





Nutella Crumble Cake

Nutella Crumble Cake Recipe Photo




  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons butter (cold and cut into small pieces (110 grams)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (310 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 cup of Nutella


  • Instructions
  1. Begin by softening the butter for 12 seconds so that it can be easily mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure to cover it with a paper towel so it doesn’t splash all over the microwave walls.
  2. In a bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Continue by adding the egg and the batter.
  4. Mix the dough with an electrical mixer if possible.
  5. You’ll want to form a nice dough that can be molded into a ball and that will be soft and a little greasy.
  6. Roll out half of the dough and place on a glass or metal round baking dish of approximately 8 inches of diameter.
  7. Add the Nutella filling and spread it evenly across the dough except for across the borders.
  8. With the rest of the dough you are going to crumble it and spread it across the overall cake until the chocolate is completely covered.
  9. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the dough at the bottom is fully cooked.


Remember to start preheating oven a few minutes before you are done preparing the cake so it’s ready to go once the cake is ready to go in the oven.

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