Posts Tagged ‘nutella’

Nutella Cake

December 26, 2017

So for Christmas Day I needed the perfect desert. I wracked my brain for all my favorite treats, should I make cheesecake, pie, cobbler, or brownies? Then it dawned on me, and I heard the Nutella angels sing. I had gotten a couple jars of Nutella as gifts and so I knew that was a sign. I looked online for the perfect recipe -perfect being one that I had all the ingredients for, since it was Christmas Day and I did not want to go out. I settled upon this Nutella cake recipe made by two hot twin Italian chefs, you can’t go wrong with that. Plus this recipe had cream cheese/Nutella frosting which meant it would make Campy happy as well as he loves cream cheese frosting. This cake came out amazing. It was very fudgy and rich but it only used 1/3 cup of flour so it didn’t seem so heavy. Also it had a ground up hazelnuts in the cake so that kind of gave it a nice texture. The cream cheese frosting mixed with Nutella had a little bit of tartness which I really liked. It was such a big hit I even had a slice today for breakfast with my coffee!

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Mug of bliss – Nutella Mug Cake

February 27, 2013

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Two different friends sent me the recipe for today’s inspiration, a Nutella mug cake. I had wanted to try it for so long. In case you have not heard of a mug cake, it is a mini version of a sheet cake that you microwave in a coffee mug to have a single serving of joy, rather than a whole big cake you finish with a Lifetime movie. This cake was super easy to make and it tasted amazing! I don’t know that I could taste the Nutella so much, but it was chocolately and rich.

I read the reviews posted online, which can often be a helpful tip when trying a new recipe, and people said how it was enourmous and it ran over in their largest coffee mugs. I also read that it was approx 1,100 calories (yes you read that right, for one mug?? WTH!) s0 I HALVED the recipe to not gorge too much. I also made my cake in a microwave safe pyrex glass measuring 2 cup, rather than a mug, to have plenty of room for the cake to expand, I highly recommend this.

The result was a moist decadent treat that was like having a warm slice of chocolate cake straight out of the oven and it was the perfect portion to fill my craving.Who would have known you could bake a cake in the microwave and it would come out so good, how cool! I highly recommend checking this recipe out if you have never tried a mug cake!

Nutella Mug Cake

Ingredients

4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe large coffee mug or pyrex 2 cup glass measuring cup. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 and 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream, ice cream or a little chocolate sauce if desired.

Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time.

Makes 1 very large serving, enough for a few people, halve the recipe if you are the only one

Nutella + Brownies = the perfect marriage

February 23, 2013

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I love when my friends and readers send me recipes. I have been wanting to try a suggestion for Nutella Brownies for some time now. There was no better time than my recent superbowl party. I figured that baking a 9×13 pan of brownies could be extremely dangerous when I am alone and vulnerable, so why not share. The brownies turned out great and everyone was happy to help me eat them. The texture of them was amazing, it was like a store bought brownie mix gooeyness combined with a raw brownie batter stickyness.

I have never used baking melts but I am a believer after trying them in this recipe. Also I have never seen a recipe with that much cocoa in it for brownies so I thought they may be too chocolately. GASP, is there such a thing you ask? The brownies did turn out very rich but not in a bad way, you could just grab a small slice and fill that sweet urge. If I made them again I might halve the recipe to make an 8×8 batch. So if you want to host the perfect wedding in your kitchen, join nutella and brownies, they make a great couple!

Nutella Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
10 ounce package Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Baking Melts (or chocolate chips)

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
Remove from the heat and stir in the Nutella until well combined.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Stir in the flour and baking melts until just combined.
Spread into prepared pan (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.

I’d do anything for love or Nutella

July 27, 2012

My hubby recently requested this nutella cupcake recipe. I thought it sounded and looked good and what a great idea to swirl the Nutella into your batter. Honestly though the cupcakes came out very dry (even with the modification the blogger gave to help it not be so dry) so next time I would make my own buttermilk vanilla cupcake recipe and then just use the tip I learned to swirl the Nutella in. I usually don’t post recipes that don’t work but I think the Nutella tip is a handy one that could enhance any recipe. The cupcakes came out very pretty and the bites with Nutella in them were quite tasty, just the vanilla cupcake part was not my favorite. I think you could also use a box mix (gasp) and this trick would work well with that or even a brownie, poundcake or sheet cake recipe. Using the delicious hazelnut spread is sort of like making a marble cake out of any batter in a new way. I know any batters I make in the future are pretty much guaranteed to get a Nutella swirl in them since I am a Nutella advocate (that sounds better than addict).