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Nutella Crumble Cake Bars

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Today I made you Nutella Crumble Cake Bars: an easy 4 ingredient recipe that starts with cake mix and is filled with gooey chocolate!

Nutella Crumble Cake Bars - this easy cake mix recipe is a bar cookie filled with NUTELLA!! Is there anything better?

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Are you ready for some easy cake bars? I sure am.

Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday (happy birthday mom!) and I always look forward to making her birthday treats. My mom is the best guinea pig; she’ll eat any dessert I make her! Over the years I’ve made her Turtle Brownies and a Turtle Cake Roll, and last year I made a Snickers Poke Cake. Do you see any themes running through those? My mom LOVES chocolate. She’s a certified chocoholic.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

This year, instead of an elaborate cake or single flavor of cookie or brownie, I decided to make my mom a checkerboard of dessert. I put together a pan, checkerboard style, of some of my favorite brownies and bars: Oreo Truffle Brownies, Nutter Butter Truffle Brownies, Oatmeal Scotchie Cheesecake Bars, and these Nutella Crumb Cake Bars.

Favorite. Birthday Dessert. Yet.

Easy Nutella Crumble Cake Bars Recipe

These Nutella Crumble Cake Bars could not be easier to make. They only have 4 ingredients: cake mix, butter, egg, and Nutella. That’s it!

The Nutella stays gooey and gives the bars a super rich chocolatey taste, but they still taste like birthday cake too. Do you ever crave the “traditional” birthday cake? You know, yellow cake with chocolate frosting? These bars are like that, but in cookie bar form. #priceless

Plus, these Nutella Crumble Cake Bars come together in about 15 minutes. You can’t get much better than that!

Nutella Crumble Cake Bars - this easy cake mix recipe is a bar cookie filled with NUTELLA!! Is there anything better?

How to Make Nutella Crumble Cake Bars

Soft, crunchy, chewy, and chocolatey. Those are the hallmarks of every good dessert, if you ask me!

A few recipe notes:

  • You can use any brand yellow cake mix.
  • You don’t have to use Nutella. Use any brand chocolate hazelnut spread or any chocolate spread!
  • When you’re mixing these, the dough comes together and is very stiff. If you’re using a hand mixer it might take awhile to get to that point.

Enjoy!

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Servings: 16 bars

Nutella Crumble Cake Bars

Nutella Crumble Cake Bars - this easy cake mix recipe is filled with Nutella! Just 4 ingredients in this perfect bar cookie recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat cake mix, butter, and egg with a hand or a stand mixer until a stiff dough forms. (If you’re using a hand mixer this will take awhile.) Press about 1/2-2/3 of the dough in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Spread Nutella all over the crust layer, avoiding about 1/4” around the edges. Sprinkle and spread bits of the remaining dough over the top of the Nutella, being sure to cover the edges.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is just starting to get golden around the edges. Cool completely before removing from pan and slicing.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 Bar) — Calories: 182, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 186mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Protein: 1g

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26 comments

  1.  Very delicious. Keep up the good work.THANKS

  2. I don’t have a sweet tooth but these Nutella Crumble Cake Bars look too great, thanks Dorothy for sharing

  3. I made this to take to a party, it was a success and it’s a tough group. The plate was empty! I’ll definitely use this recipe again, thank you!

  4. Just pulled these out of the oven (first time making them) and my kitchen smells amazing! The most difficult part of this for me is “waiting until cooled completely” before taking out and cutting. If I did not know the pan would melt the plastic shelves in my freeze or think that the integrity of the bars would suffer going directly from oven to freezer, I would totally do that to get these in my face faster!

  5. May I know exact quantity of the ingredients? This recipe sounds interesting 

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