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Nutella Pound Cake Recipe

Say "I Love You" With Nutella Pound Cake

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to make sweet treats for the ones we love, and since my love is a chocoholic, I get to try out a couple of new chocolate recipes every February. This month: a decadent Nutella pound cake that will make your sweetheart swoon.

Traditionally a pound cake is exactly that: one pound each of the essential ingredients — flour, sugar, eggs, and of course, butter. The cake is pretty easy to make even for a beginner baker, and the key is to never overmix the pound cake batter. You can either layer the Nutella and cake batter to create a swirled, marbled effect or fold the chocolate hazelnut spread into the cake batter entirely.

This is a dense cake, so use the toothpick trick to see if it is baked completely. Resist the urge to cut into the cake right away and be sure to let it cool for at least 20 minutes, otherwise the cake might start break apart as it cools. To serve, sprinkle with cocoa powder and pour a tall glass of cold milk. If you have a chocoholic or Nutella fiend in your life, keep reading for the recipe.

Nutella Pound Cake

Nutella Pound Cake

Nutella Pound Cake

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease and flour a nine-by-five-inch loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk the 1 1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy, about three minutes.
  4. With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add the flour mixture in three batches, beating at low speed between additions until just incorporated.
  5. Gently mix the Nutella into the pound cake batter. Do not overmix.
  6. Bake the cake for about one hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack, turn it right side up, and let it cool completely, about two hours. Cut the cake into slices and serve. Sprinkle with cocoa powder or serve with whipping cream.

Serves six to eight.

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lauren lauren 3 years
@thatgirlinbermuda So glad you liked the recipe, it is a really yummy cake!
thatgirlinbermuda thatgirlinbermuda 3 years
I made this recipe and it is DELICIOUS! I couldn't wait the 2 hours for it to cool because the batter was so yummy before I baked it so I tasted a slice while it was still warm. Yummy. Great recipe!.
jacks415 jacks415 3 years
Yum! This looks amazzzinnggg!! You have to add this post/recipe to my friend's nutella yumminess list > http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/claudia/nutella-yumminess
lauren lauren 3 years
@Kathryn186 I am glad the flavor was amazing!
Kathryn186 Kathryn186 4 years
@lauren My cake looked like your finished cake after the hour+15 - I checked a couple spots and while the tester came out a little wet looking, I figured with the 20 min sit time, it would firm up. But when I went to invert after it sat, the center to about half-way down came out in a glop and the bottom of it was practically still batter. I put it back together as best I could then stuck it back in at 350 for 15 min then checked it again. Not much change so I did another 15. By that point the top was starting to get a little towards crispy so I took it out and let it sit again. This time the whole thing came out in one piece and looked like it should - minus the wonky top from before. It does taste amazing though! :)
lauren lauren 4 years
@Kathryn186 sorry you had so much trouble with the recipe. It is a really dense cake and hopefully it was fully cooked, moist and delicious once you pulled it out. When I made it definitely took the whole time. Hoping it was tasty regardless!!!
Kathryn186 Kathryn186 4 years
Are there any typos in this recipe?? I just tried making this and after an hour and 15 min it was nowhere near done! I bumped up the oven temp and put it back in so we'll see. But is this recipe correct?
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
Looks incredible!
Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 4 years
Wow what a beautiful pound cake!
Sara-Yoo Sara-Yoo 4 years
You have found a way to find two of my favorite indulgent ingredients: Nutella and butter!! Looks delicious!
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