Monday, November 5, 2012

Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

I lucked out and found this recipe over at Food & Wine and couldn't wait to try it!  It's ridiculous and I mean that in a good way!  When it comes down to it, isn't ridiculous the best?

Don't deprive yourself any longer, make this pound cake!

1-1/2 cups of 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 sticks butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 13 ounce jar Nutella

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.  In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour,  baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light an fluffy, about 3 minutes.  With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until thoroughly blended.  Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, continuing to beat at low speed until the batches are incorporated.  After adding the third batch, continue beating for another 30 seconds.

Spread a third of the mixture in the prepared pan, spread half of the Nutella on top of the batter. Repeat with another third of the batter and the remainder of the Nutella.  Top with the remaining batter.  Gently swirl in the Nutella with a butter knife.  Be careful not to over mix.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack and then turn it right side up and allow it to cool for 2 more hours.

After 2 hours, you will not be able to wait to get this ridiculousness in your mouth!

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The Japanese Redneck said...

I could eat the whole jar of Nutella!

David said...

Katherine, We keep a jar of Nutella in the house for Dawn Marie... She just likes it on toast when she visits. This is the first recipe I've seen which incorporates this product. Thanks for the recipe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Life in a Small Town said...

I can't even begin to imagine how good this tastes!

Debbie said...

I've made cakes using Nutella before and they are over the top good!!! This looks delicious Katherine!

Blond Duck said...

Sounds wonderful! How can you not love nutella and pound cake?