Weekly Mix: Nutella
It’s hard to imagine a time that I didn’t know about Nutella. But, I only discovered it since I started this blog in 2006. In the spirit of making up for lost time, I do use it frequently in baking. And, honestly, it gets used up with a spoon directly in the jar, too.
I went through the archives here at BoB and found some of my favorite recipes that feature Nutella. If you’re a Nutella fan, too, then go ahead and check that you have some in your pantry. You’re going to want to do some baking!
If we’re talking chocolate, brownies are a good place to start. Gianduia Brownies feature not only Nutella but a good dose of its components – chocolate and hazelnuts. Gianduia is just a fancy Italian name for that, you know. These brownies are big and dense and full of flavor.
I think about this Chocolate Hazelnut Cake often. I made it for Quinn’s birthday a few years ago, and it’s one of my favorites. The cake, much like those brownies, is full of Nutella, chocolate, and hazelnuts. There’s even some Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, for a little extra flavor. Plus, more chocolate and hazelnut goodness on top!
I found these Nutella-Salted Shortbread Brownies purely by accident. And what a happy bit of serendipity that was! I adore shortbread and Nutella, so these are not surprisingly a favorite. Of course, the sweet and salty aspect doesn’t hurt either.
This Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake is another of Quinn’s birthday cakes. Are you sensing a pattern? It’s a tad more involved than my usual baking fare, but it’s worth every bit of it. It’s cool and creamy and delicious, and it’s gorgeous, too!
Combining Nutella with cheesecake is a magical thing. I love these Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars for their amazing flavor, simplicity, and aesthetics. Don’t you just love that swirl? If you want to make these even more chocolate-y, try using chocolate graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookies for the crust.
These Hazelnut Blondies are a more hazelnut than chocolate. The blondies themselves only have just a bit of Nutella, but a big dollop of Nutella on top of one of these is pure dessert joy.
As I mentioned last week, this month marks 7 years since I started Bake or Break. To celebrate, I’m giving away some of my favorite things. This week… Bundt pans! I don’t have nearly as many as I’d like, mostly due to storage limitations. But, I’m always thinking of ways to justify/store them.
THREE of you will win a Nordic Ware Bundt pan! You can choose from one of the four pictured here. Clockwise from the top left:
Please read all the entry rules and details below. Contest is open to residents of the U.S. 18 years and older. Please add bakeorbreak at gmail dot com to your address book so an email from me won’t end up in your spam folder. Winners must respond within 48 hours of being contacted or I’ll need to choose another winner.
Good luck! If you need Bundt cake inspiration, peruse some of my favorite Bundt cake recipes.
Disclosure: This contest is not sponsored. All prizes are provided by Bake or Break. Affiliate links are included in this post.