Coconut Nutella Fudge Cake

Today is my birthday so I thought why not celebrate with a delicious cake recipe to help celebrate :) My birthday often falls on Memorial Day which means my hubby, more often times than not, is off of work to celebrate with me, which I love!

Here is a little fact about me. I am not much of a cake person. Actually, for every birthday since I can remember I always request a pa’zookie (I’ll share a yummy recipe for that soon). Its basically an undercooked cookie in a skillet topped with ice cream and caramel and fudge sauce. Growing up, my mom always asked if “this” would be the year I wanted cake and every year I replied with, “nope”. Strange? Yes, maybe. Or maybe it was that I just hadn’t tasted a GOOD cake yet. Since then, I have grown to love cake because I have found that not all cakes are created equally. This is one of those fabulous cakes.

My mom made this cake a while back and it honestly is amazing. If you love coconut, nutella, fudge and cake you came to the right place today. The frosting is ridiculously delicious and the coconut flavor makes this cake sensational. Of course, it has Nutella, which made me all the more excited to gobble down a piece of it! Topped with a chocolate ganache, you really can’t go wrong with this cake. Try it and see for yourself! You will wow whoever you serve it to with its incredible flavor combo!

Coconut Nutella Fudge Cake from …This cake is AMAZING! So many great flavors wrapped up into one moist cake!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Coconut Nutella Fudge Cake
So many delicious flavors wrapped up into one moist and beautiful cake!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup nutella
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut milk
Chocolate Ganache Glaze
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
Directions for cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 nine inch round pans. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. Beat butter and sugar together for 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and beat and additional minute per egg. Add coconut extract. Add four mixture and coconut milk alternatively until all the ingredients are incorporated. Pour into prepared pans and place dollops of nutella around the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Invert cakes and cool completely.
Directions for frosting
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add coconut extract and coconut milk. Add powder sugar and beat until spreadable consistency.
  2. Spread frosting over first layer and then stack the next one. Do the same for the top layer.
Directions for the ganache
  1. Melt chocolate chips with heavy cream together in microwave for 45 seconds and stir. Repeat until smooth. Drizzle over top of cake.

Recipe adapted from: Flavor Mosaic

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  1. Gail H.


    Happy B'day Nikki! Just found your blog and I love it! This one looks like a winner :)

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Happy Birthday!!! And you and your newest addition have almost the same bday - what a present he was :)

    And this cake is your most gorgeous one yet! The Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting sounds like HEAVEN! pinned

  3. Mir

    Happy birthday! You have the best time of year for it, too!
    And while I'm with you on the skillet cookies, this cake is also very deserving of your birthday love! Looks great!

  4. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic

    Happy Birthday! How wonderful that your husband gets to be off work on your birthday! The cake and the photos look wonderful. Enjoy your day!

  5. Lorna

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on your baby boy! This cake is right up my ally! How can you go wrong with coconut and Nutella! Love your blog and your pictures!

  6. Linda

    Happy Birthday to you and may you have all G OD Blessings

  7. marcie

    Happy birthday! This cake has two of my favorite flavors in it, and looks like a great way to celebrate! :)

  8. patricia mcdermott

    I don't like there a substitute , as the cake sounds and looks delicious ..thank you

  9. Nancy Hill

    It took me a minute to figure out that you meant flour and not four in the ingredients but I am a little slow. lol. Looks very yummy

  10. Joyce Serrao-Kaggie

    This looks and sounds delicious, I can't wait to make it.

  11. Anthony Price

    Hey guys. Making this as I am typing. I cannot wait for the outcome. I'm making this for a work team meeting tonight. Having to do the bases separate due to small oven. But all going well so far :) It looks great in the post pictures, hopefully I will have the same results. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  12. Judy

    Are you talking about coconut milk , the unsweetened kind in the can like used in curry or the sweetened cream de coco milk?

  13. Nazia

    Hi can we leave out the coconut extract if we can't get hold of it?

  14. SR


    This cake tasted absolutely perfect. Except that it was falling apart and I can't seem to figure out why. Could it be because of beating the butter and sugar together too much with the beater. That is the only thing I can think of that I may have done. Other than that great recipe.

  15. SR


    Something went wrong with my cake. It tasted absolutely perfect except that it was falling apart. Could it be due to beating the butter and sugar too much with the beater?