Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake



This is an absolutely fantastic cake. One of the best I have ever had! The Nutella just puts it over the top. I also found myself digging out every little bit of Nutella that was left in the jar after I used it for the cake. I literally licked the spoon clean. Let's just say that I highly recommend making this cake but keeping a close eye on it because it won't last long!

I'm adding some pictures to the post from my recent trip to Sharp Top Mountain. I'm picture here with my youngest son Zach. This was after we hiked up the mountain and were at the very top! I had such a fun day.

I was supposed to go down to Richmond tomorrow to visit my dad and sons and granddaughters but what do they said about the best laid plans never working out? I feel like I'm getting the flu here. I had my H1N1 vaccine last week so who knows what's going on. Maybe it's the plain, old flu or even a different strain. Who knows, it seems everyone is sick these days....

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 stick butter, unsalted, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 jar (13 oz) Nutella

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 in loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour. In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk the 1 1/2 cups flour with the baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the mixer at medium low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating at low speed between additions until just incorporated. Continue to beat for 30 seconds longer.

Spread 1/3 of the batter in the prepared pan, then spread half of the Nutell on top. Repeat with another 1/3 of the batter and the remaining Nutella. Top with the remaining batter. Lightly swirl the Nutella into the batter into the batter with a butter knife. Do not overmix.

Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack, turn it right side up, and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut the cake into slices and serve.

From Food & Wine Magazine

(Has anyone noticed I FINALLY found out how to move my pictures around and not just have them all clustered at the top....oh well, it only took a year and a half!!!!).

42 comments:

Amanda said...

Great pics of you and your son Debbie! I WILL be trying that pound cake. I am a pound cake lover and definitely a Nutella fan. Thanks!

George Gaston said...

Debbie... a slice of pound cake is one of my favorite things. Yours looks delicious, especially with the addition of Nutella.

Thanks for posting more photos from your hiking adventures with your sons.

Cheryl said...

Ohh I love everything and anything with Nutella. I love the photo of you and your baby too. How did you figure out how to move the photos around, I cand figure it out since I upgraded Internet Explorer. Well I did find one way but it is a pain!

Palidor said...

What a delicious pound cake! Thanks for sharing pictures of you and your son. I hope that you are feeling better soon!

Jenn said...

Nutella and pound cake. Can't beat that combination. Beautiful pictures. I love hiking myself. I love nature in general. Thanks for sharing.

ps. Hope you feel better soon.

Katy ~ said...

I've been wanting to make a nutella pound cake for a while and just can't seem to get to it with all the other seasonal goodies going on. I must make this because I am a nutella fan.

Sweet, sweet picture of you and your son! I can almost smell that fresh air.

Gosh, I hope you feel better. It's so inconvenient to be sick!

Pam said...

The pound cake looks delicious Debbie.

Cute pictures of you & your boy.

Donna-FFW said...

I adore Nutella, what a perfect way to use it. Love the swirls. You look fabulous!!

Denise said...

Seriously have never used Nutella. I like how you used it though. Love the pics.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks wonderful! Love the nutella swirls!
Great pic.
Feel better soon!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Nutella pound cake. Dreamy. I do the same thing with the jar. It's irresistible. The mountain is gorgeous!

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm a huge Nutella fan too! The cake looks fantastic! I usually use a spatula to clean out the jar!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmm buttery pound cake mixed with nutella....I'm in!

Ingrid said...

Debbie we are so right there! Last night I saw this on Helene's blog and printed out the recipe to try. I was just waiting to pick up a jar of nutella.

I'm very sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather and that you will miss visiting with family. Hope it's just a cold and that you're feeling better soon!
~ingrid

Sophia said...

I have a friend who is OBSESSED with Nutella. bookmarking this to surprise her on her b-day! >.<

You and your handsome son! Great picture!

Julie said...

That cake looks super...nutella is such an awesome thing. I need to go buy some and make your cake!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Your cake looks very moist. I've never tasted Nutella, but from what everyone says, I am in for a treat. I hope you feel better quickly.

The Blonde Duck said...

A pound cake with nutella? Sweet wounded wuffles!

Cassie said...

Great pictures, and OMG, Debbie, that CAKE. It made me jump up and down in my chair. It looks amazing!

Elra said...

Sounds like a wonderful outing, your son is super cute.

Lovey pound cake, love that you use my favorite nutella.

Dhanggit said...

Lovely pics with your son :-)

would love to have a slice of this pound cake, im a big nutella fan!!

April said...

I love, love, love me some Nutella! I will me making this very soon!!

noble pig said...

I hope you are feeling better and that cake...wowzer.

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, I sure hope you are feeling ok. The flu season is just nasty this year but this nutella pound cake would make anyone feel a bit better, how delicious. I just love the pics of you and your son!

Joyce said...

Feel better. So much yucky stuff going around one has no clue as to what they actually have. When I was in Italy they had a jar or Nutella the size of a large handbag. Hubby took one look at it and said don't even think about carrying that home on the plane:) My daughter loves Nutella so I copied the recipe to surprise her with this cake in the future.
Joyce

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You had me at Nutella! Nutella and hiking are also things I enjoy ;)

Bunny said...

I'm bookmarking this!!! Love your pictures too!

teresa said...

oh if only my husband wasn't allergic to hazelnuts! i guess it's a good thing,for my waistline anyway lol. great pictures, looks like a fun time!

Joanne said...

Nutella is one of those things that I just can't have around the house...because it is so delicious that I will sit there, unabashedly eating it with a spoon. Straight from the jar. This pound cake looks fantastic! Addictive, for sure.

Looks like you had a great trip! Right now is the prime season for getting sick, what with the changing weather, so make sure you eat your vitamin C. I hope you feel better!

Elizabeth said...

I just recently made my first swirl cake and really enjoyed the look of the results. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will definitely enjoy this twist.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love nutella, and everything prepared with nutella. This swirl cake looks simply great!

Emily said...

Ohhh nooo. I hope you're not getting sick. :(

I love the pictures of you guys! It's beautiful.

And this cake sounds fantastic. I love Nutella.

Pamela said...

I hope you are feeling better! That pound cake looks great. I have only recently discovered my love for Nutella, and this cake sounds like a great use.

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Anncoo said...

WOW! A new creation. Never thought of using nutella in a swirl cake. Must try this one day :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I've asked for so many cookbooks for Christmas it's ridiculous. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

All I can do is drool! Nutella ia my new favorite food group - lol

Good for you hiking up that mountain! You have a handsome son.

I hope you're not geting the flu...take care!

Monica H said...

oooh yummy! I'll have to give this a try. I know my family would love it.

Sorry you're getting sick. I hope you're better soon!

Velva said...

I hope you are feeling better. Very nice photos of you and your son.

The nutella cake is just perfect. I had to smile when you wrote that you were licking the jar clean. Isn't nutella just wonderful? This cake has to fabulous with the nutella as an addition. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wonderful cake. Anything with Nutella, and I'm in! I hope you're feeling better soon!

Chef Fresco said...

I love nutella! And what a fun trip :)

Leslie said...

LOL LOL..I just figured out how to move to move picture last night myself!!!lol
I love love love nutella pound cake!!!
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