Nutella Ganache Recipe for Drip Cakes

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When I realized that Nutella could be made into a ganache, I practically ran to the store to get a jar. Turns out it makes the shiniest, most beautiful cake drip ever, plus it tastes just like Nutella (aka chocolate hazelnut heaven) so it’s the most delicious of all ganaches in my humble opinion. If I had you at Nutella, you’re going to want to make this ganache asap and put it on everything. 

Nutella ganache recipe by sugar and sparrow

This Nutella Ganache is incredibly easy to make. There are only two ingredients involved here: Nutella and heavy whipping cream (also known as double cream). If you’ve ever made my Chocolate Ganache or White Chocolate Ganache recipes, you’ll be really familiar with the technique to make it: simply bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer, pour it over the Nutella, and whisk it until uniform. That’s it! 

nutella ganache recipe for drip cakes
Nutella ganache drip cake recipe

This Nutella Ganache goes with so many flavors and can be used as a drip, drizzle, or a cake filling. If you are planning on using it as filling between cake layers, be sure to use the Soft Fillings method detailed in this blog post to ensure it doesn’t bulge out from between your layers. 

pretzel nutella cake with nutella ganache drip

So far, I’ve paired this Nutella Ganache with my Sweet & Salty Pretzel Nutella Cake, my Banana Nutella Birthday Cake, and a NEW recipe for a Ferrero Rocher Cake that I whipped up for a huge project I’m working on (more details on that VERY soon!). I’m dreaming about putting this drip on my Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake too, because yum. Here’s a quick video to show you how it’s made: 

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Nutella Ganache Drip Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup


  • 1 Cup (300g) Nutella
  • 3/4 Cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream or double cream


  1. Measure the Nutella into a heat resistant bowl (glass or metal) and set aside. In a saucepan over medium-high, heat the heavy whipping cream until it begins to simmer, whisking constantly.

  2. Once the cream begins to simmer, remove the pan from the heat and pour the cream over the Nutella. Let it sit for about 30 seconds before whisking together until the consistency is uniform and well blended. Let it cool to room temperature before dripping the cake. 

Recipe Notes

This Nutella Ganache can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, heat the ganache in the microwave in 15 second intervals until it’s drip consistency again. 

If you need some pointers on how to drip a cake with ganache, this post shares everything you need to know (including troubleshooting tips!). 

Did you make this recipe? I want to know how it went! Leave a comment below and be sure to tag @sugarandsparrowco on Instagram to show me. I love to see my recipes out there in the world!


  1. OMG!! Just made the Nutella drip for the Oreo cookie cake… the best drip so far. Thank you for all your fantastic recipes.

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