Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

I very rarely, actually never, post dessert recipes. I’m not a huge dessert person and would much rather nosh on some french fries than devour a pie. However, I made this recipe for the Miami Food Blogger Bake Sale and it was huuuuuge hit so I thought I would share it with you. This recipe requires a hand mixer which I had to go out and buy (shows you how much I bake) but it was really quite simple and only required about 20 minutes of active cook time. I got this recipe from Food & Wine and they did not let me down!

I must admit that I need to work on the “swirl” part of the title because I was worried about it being too “swirly” so I don’t think I swirled the batter enough before putting in the oven so most of the Nutella ended up towards the bottom of the cake. In any case, it still tasted great and was a big seller at the bake sale. Speaking of the bake sale, there is still time to donate online. All the money goes to help the charity No Kid Hungry. We still haven’t reached our team goal and any amount helps tremendously! Seriously! Also, it’s my 30th (!!) birthday on Friday, May 10 so think of your donation as a birthday gift! 🙂

Here’s what you need:

a hand mixer (you can do it without, but you might die…for real)

4 large eggs, at room temp

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 tsp of salt

3/4 tsp of baking powder

2 sticks of butter, unsalted, softened

1 jar of Nutella (13 0z)

1 1/4 cups of sugar

9 by 5 inch loaf pan (I used an 8 by 4 and it was fine)

Here’s what you do:


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a measuring cup add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat lightly. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt and mix with a whisk until all combined well.

In a large bowl, beat the two sticks of butter on low speed with the sugar until light, fluffy, and smooth. Once mixed thoroughly gradually add the egg mixture and beat until smooth.

In three batches add the flour mixture and beat until fully incorporated. Once all the flour has been added, beat for an additional 30 seconds. The batter should be creamy, smooth, and velvety.

Grease and lightly dust your loaf pan. Then pour one third of the batter into the pan. Then spread half of the Nutella on top. This is the trickiest part. I used a spoon and knife to work the Nutella evenly over the batter. Do your best. Then do another layer of batter. Then another layer of Nutella. And now finish with another layer of batter.

With a butter knife, lightly swirl the Nutella into the batter. Good luck with this! 🙂

Bake for about an hour and 15 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean, it should be done. Let cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Then remove from the pan upside down and place right side up on a cooling rack.

Don’t slice for at least 2 hours!!! You’ll have a gooey Nutella mess if you try to slice it while it’s hot!

You can serve this with ice cream if you desire. Coffee or vanilla would be great!

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2 Comments on “Nutella Swirl Pound Cake”

  1. June 24, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    Nutella Swirl Cake is on top of my baking list and have been looking for a recipe for quite sometime. Yours look simple and easy. 🙂 Will definetly try.

    http://cupcakensunshine.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/nutella-swirl-bundt-cake-top-of-my-baking-list/

  2. May 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    looks great! i would have the french fries AND pie. 😉 happy birthday and good luck with the fundraising!

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