Friday, April 13, 2012

Nutella Bread/Cake

Who doesn't love Nutella?  I could just eat it by the spoonfull with peanut butter and bananas.  So when I found this recipe surfing the web I had to give it a try.  I had never baked with Nutella before. 

 I think that the taste is out of this world.  However, I followed the directions and layered the Nutella and the batter and the Nutella sank to the bottom of the bread while baking.  I may make this again with a different filling apple or something lighter perhaps.  

I was disappointed with the sinking of the Nutella so I did what I always do with my baking "seconds", took it to work.  To be fair I also bring them the successful baking attempts. They are a lucky bunch. 

Also, I don't really know the difference between cake and bread in a recipe.  So, I would probably call it cake:)

Give the recipe a try and let me know if your Nutella 'floated'.

recipe from The Italian Dish

Nutella Bread

makes one loaf


1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature (16 tablespoons or 1 cup)
1-1/4 cups sugar
4  large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
One 13-ounce jar Nutella


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour.  In a medium bowl, whisk the 1-1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  With the mixer at medium-low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, making sure each one gets incorporated before adding the next one.  Add the vanilla extract.  Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating at low speed between additions until incorporated.  Continue to beat for 30 seconds longer.

Spread one-third of the batter in the prepared pan, then spread half of the Nutella on top.  Repeat with another third of the batter and the remaining Nutella.  Top with the remaining batter.  Lightly swirl the Nutella into the batter with a butter knife.  Do not over-mix.

Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.  Invert the cake onto a wire rack, turn it right side up and let cool completely, about 2 hours.  Cut the cake into slices and serve.



  1. That Nutella looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Nutella is always yummy! Thanks for checking out the blog.


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