Sunday, February 03, 2008

Hazelnut Nutella Pound Cake

Ok, everyone has weaknesses and this is mine. So when I was invited to participate in Nutella Day-how am I to resist?

On one of my even weaker days, I dipped a tsp into my bottle of nutella and savored every lick of it. Then I took another teaspoon and repeated it just .... one.... more.... time... Hey, it was a frustrating day and I needed the sugar to keep my brain functioning. The 2 tsps of nutella shocked Ruth-she just couldn't believe that I could eat Nutella like that. LOL

Confession time-I DID feel *guilty* and put in additional effort to exercise this weekend.

Ok! Back to Nutella Day, as a kid, I remembered buying little packets of nutella. It came with a small spoon and you can eat it out of the little individual pack. ooo.. Not sure if they sell it now but I'm sure it got me hooked then. Ok, so it may have contributed to my greedy days and I was severely obese during my teenage years BUT a little won't hurt will it?

To the baking girl in me, nutella is a star. It's really versatile. It's almost like chocolate, except that you don't have to do the messy "melt under a pot of hot water and keep stirring" way. It hits a spot in you straight away.

Hazelnut Nutella Pound Cake is probably not the newest recipe in the world. However, I do believe that if I am to use such a strong tasting ingredient like nutella, then everything else should be kept simple. To let the nutella shine. LOL

Hazelnut Nutella Pound Cake
170 grams of butter
1/2 cup of castor sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp of lemon juice
3/4 cup of flour
3/4 tsp of baking powder
2/3 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of roasted hazelnuts and chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup of nutella

Pre heat oven to 180 C. Line loaf pan with baking paper. Cream butter and sugar till smooth. Add eggs and lemon juice and combine. Flour in almond meal, flour and baking powder. Fold in hazelnut. Spoon half of the mixture into the pan. Then, spoon nutella into the middle of the loaf. Spoon the rest of the mixture on top of nutella. Using a skewer, drag around the mixture. Smooth the top and bake for 30 minutes.


and if you dare, spread more nutella on it! *cheeky smile*

Michelle from Bleeding Espresso and Sara from Ms Adventures in Italy has organized Nutella Day. Go on, head there and have a look at other nutella goodness!


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Daphne, you're speaking my language here. I've only recently become a fan of pound cake, and with Nutella, yes, even better!

Thanks for participating :)

Shazz said...

Hi Daphne..i love nutella too and yeah the little packs! ooo..unfortunately I never grew out of the fat stage :( love the look your cake though! Maybe one day I'll get to try it :)

SIG said...

Yes, they still do sell them in those little containers with the spoon. ;) I say, spread the nutella on that slice of cake! :P

Little Corner of Mine said...

Who could resist Nutella? I like to dip cookies with it too! Nice cake you have there.

WokandSpoon said...

I love nutella! This looks like pure heaven!

M'nMs said...

Nutella ! What did I do before I knew it existed ;)
Pound cake is a simple lovely recipe. Agree with you, Nutella needs something simple with it. Have used it before with Pound cake and strawberries to make a dessert panini... grilled in the George Foreman grill.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so creative! I never try to use Nutella before...

Precious Pea said...


This must be so so good. Got a suggestion, why not throw in peanut butter as well??? Woooahhh....droolz..

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Oooh, I'm such a Nutella freak too. That reminds me I gotta get my recipe together.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg...nutella cake??? thats insanely delicious..phew thank god i dont stay in ur neighbourhood hahaha..if not i will go nuts!

wmw said...

There's a Nutella Day? I remember eating the little container with the small spatula during my primary schooldays! Hahaha....Haven't actually eaten it again for the longest time!

daphne said...

Bleeding espresso- hey hey. thanks for inviting! it's great fun trying this out.

shazz-heee, can't resist those little packs babe!!hehe, coffee sometime ya? Maybe when you are back from Albany?

singairishgirl-oh! they still have them? hehe.. lucky children of SG!

little corner- ooo..cookies and nutella. Killer combi!

wok and spoon- yay! join the nutella lovers club. LOL

m&ms- It is amazing isnt it? i love the sound of that dessert!

celine-hhehe.. experimenting with it actually. Lucky it turned out ok.

precious pea- that's a powerful combi! peanut butter and nutella!! wow!

wandering chopsticks- oooo.u r participating too? hehee, want to see your creation soon!

joe- hehee, how do u know that most of my bakes go to my neighbours... *blushed*

wmw- i didn't know there is a nutella day till recently too! hehe, once u start, u may get hooked again.

The Caked Crusader said...

I love Nutella! Just holding the jar (it's such a tactile shape) is exciting!
This is definitely going on my "to bake" list (and "to eat" list!)

Anonymous said...

Well dear blogger, to put across my opinion... the Nutella Pound Cake is something atypical in my country so, I would like to prepare it, and this blog helped me in this hard work... I've been reading this kind of blogs and this one was something easy to follow.

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