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Hazelnut Cake Squares

When one of my daughters is asked to bring a dish to a church function, a birthday party or any special occasion, they ask me for this recipe. It is so easy to prepare because it starts with a cake mix. It doesn't need icing, so it is great for bake sales, too. —Brenda Melancon, McComb, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup brickle toffee bits, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water, Nutella and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips, hazelnuts and, if desired, toffee bits. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 280 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Sandra
    Feb 7, 2021

    This was a very tasteless cake. I put powdered sugar on top as the recipe suggested as an option which helped but without the addition of the powdered sugar it would have been even less flavorful. Probably not the kind of cake that would wow anyone.