I love recipes that turn an ordinary treat into something surprising and new. That is how I feel about Pound Cake with Nutella. Pound cake alone is a sweet treat, but can be a little plain. Add a few swirls of the delicious chocolate and hazelnut spread and you have a new take on an old classic.
Pound Cake with Nutella
1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with each egg you add. Finally, add the vanilla and salt.
Slowly add the flour and mix on low until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Warm the nutella in the microwave until slightly warm. This allows it to pour more easily over the pound cake.
Now you are going to layer the batter and the nutella. First pour 1/3 of the batter into your pan. Evenly pour 1/2 of the nutella over the batter. Cover with another 1/3 of the batter and pour remaining nutella on top. Finally cover with remaining batter.
Lightly swirl nutella with a knife. Be careful not to over mix.
Bake about one hour or until firm on top. let cool for about 10 or 15 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack.
This Pound Cake is great served warm or cold.