Sunday, February 05, 2012

Dessert Day # 3 - A celebration of Nutella.

I'm not feeling particularly well. A combination of Jorge being a jerkface, emotional distress about the week ahead, and coming down off the sugar high from all the nutella that was consumer today (ie A LOT).

So, I'm going to keep this short on the words and heavy on the pictures. One, I had another fantastic time cooking with Melbourne on my mind - who you should congratulate because she's the 20 Something Blogger featured blogger of the month!

Anyway, we decided to make this Nutella Cake and this Nutella Pound Cake (lesson: two cakes is always better than one cake.  This is basic math 2>1.)

Check out our drool worthy goods:

This is what we started with...Oh yeah.

Hazelnut Nutella Cake - naturally gluten free and rich and delicious.

I'm not a giant chocolate cake lover. I don't know what it is though, but ganache (a sexy word, no?) oozing down the side of a cake just does it for me. You know?

Ooooooh, yeah, baby.

The pound cake....well, look. It wouldn't be dessert day without some...minor set backs. Note to self, use baking paper next time...But this cake is DIVINE.  You basically take a tub of nutella and swirl it through your basic pound cake. Cut me off a slice of that.

For those of you keeping track at home (and I imagine you are with bated breath) these two recipes make number 14 and 15 on my life list)


  1. oh my - what are you doing to me! That's it! I'm going out to get some nutella!

  2. Boo to the inevitable sugar coma and the Jorge being a bitch part, as I said earlier. You know, I honestly think I'm going to have to make that loaf cake sometime this week because my stomach keeps asking me for more, even though I have 3/4 of the Nutella cake on the bench in the kitchen...

    Also, did we dust the tin with flour as well as greasing it? That might be the cause of the debacle...

  3. Good morning from the US! I first discovered Nutella a few months ago while searching for something my 11 year old would eat. I have spent many an afternoon dunking pretzels in the chocolately goodness. Yum!

    The pound cake sounds divine!

  4. Looks divine. Think I'm gonna go out and get some Nutella. And cake. Or just the Nutella. Or just the cake ;P

  5. Beautiful! I will def have to try making that some time, it looks delicious xxx

  6. Sounds delicious! I'm happy to eat the messed up bits of the pound cake for you, just send them on over :)

  7. Love the pictures. I just licked my computer screen!

  8. LOVE nutella...haven't had it in a while though!

  9. These look so yummy! I am sad I can't eat them as I am allergic to Nutella, although, I am sure I could use milk chocolate of some kind as a sub... off to dream!

  10. Nutella I love you :) A tub of Nutella in cake. That sounds and looks amazing.


  12. Isn't it amazing how nutella is perfect it any form. I just had it on a toasty English muffin yesterday and was in heaven. Hope you're feeling better and a little less anxious.

  13. I am a huge fan of nutella so I have to try this, thanks for sharing.

  14. SERIOUSLY! I <3 nutella. I just read another blog post about peanut butter. Peanut butter and nutella together are my absolute favorite. Can you post the recipe for the nutella cake??

  15. picked the wrong time to come to your blog. Currently resisting the urge to eat some cookies but now....I don't know if I can! Those both look so delicious!

  16. Oh. My. God. Nutella cake. I am drooling just looking at your post. I need to eat this immediately! Thanks for sharing and enabling my nutella addiction, it's always appreciated :)

  17. What would I do without Nutella and without you two ladies adding to it! Everything looks amazing! Nutella Day - love it. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  18. That. Looks. AMAZING. Nutella is one of my favourite things to eat.

  19. As a celiac who is also a vegetarian, I would have loved to try this cake. Unfortunately, I am also allergic to palm oil, which Nutella contains.

  20. M Violetta - I know right! Delish.

    melbs on my mind - Seriously, I crashed HARD once you left.

    Tonya - Yum! Pretzels would be an amazing vehicle for Nutella. As is pound cake.

    Azra - i cannot recommend these cakes enough both were INCREDIBLY simple (and delicious).

    Krysten - I hope you get some Nutella so dull your craving?

    paper Heart girl - SOOO GOOOOOOD

    Emily - I wish I could send them over! If shipping were cheaper all my bloggy friends would've had a nutella cake at their door!

    Ellie - Mission accomplished :)

    Laughing mom - Melbs on my mind takes much better ones! :)

    Happy little trees - I KNOW. SOOOO GOOD.

    Mrs Pancakes - Well, I think it's definitely time to change that up :) get thee some nutella!

    Teachergirl - It actually pained me to post these a little because I know you couldn't eat either of them! I've seen nutfree chocolate spreads before!

    Gracie - Yes, it certainly was! Spectacular even.

    Alex - I know right? That's the cruel part of the internet, no instant sharing of food.

    poptartyogini - Aw thank you! YES nutella is fantastic on many a thing - I like it on apples.

    Green Tea and cupcakes - definitely do! FANTASTIC.

    titleless blog - YES! for a while in college I was grilled nutella and peanut butter sandwiches. SINFUL

    marisa - Aw, self control is so hard. Luckily for me really, since I don't particularly like chocolate cake, a small piece was totally enough for me.

    Cee - Your welcome! Please let me know if you make these!

    Vanisha - We had so much fun! And I was relieved to have someone take my mind off surgery...with sugar!

    Trishie - They were/are amazing. So spectacular.

    Nellie Vaughn - I've seen "health food" versions of chocolate spread before that may not contain palm oil!

  21. Oh my gosh! That looks amazing! I had nutella once and it gave me a major sugar high! I didn't realize it had that much in it!

  22. What??? This looks beyond fabulous!

  23. wooooooah that cake! i want a huge slice of that.