I am about to tell you something which I suspect is not entirely normal. Sometimes I hide treats from myself. That is why I can't actually find the more than half jar of Nutella that I know is somewhere in my compact kitchen. I really looked, but apparently I was much more motivated when I was hiding it than looking for it. Perhaps this is one of those acts of divine mercy or something because if I were to find that jar it would not be half full for very long.
I like Nutella in just about all forms - straight up from a spoon, in a crepe with some strawberries, in a hand pie, and in these brownies which were my first recipe to really take off on Pinterest! Yes friends, that is exactly why I hide the Nutella from myself. Unless I only have a cup or less left in which case I make this cake, down two slices, and then promptly give the rest away to save myself. Judging me a little? Why don't you make it first and then we shall talk.
I recently made this Nutella pound cake for the dozenth time to take to a friends house. This time I reduced the sugar by a quarter cup thinking it will make no real difference. I definitely would not reduce the sugar again as it impacted the texture of the cake.
Oh and while we are on the subject of sweetness the original recipe for Nutella Pound Cake shared in Food & Wine calls for a full jar of Nutella, but I am far happier using ½-3/4 cup. On those days when I am scraping out the jar I will even put more and no one complains. You know, just in case you were wondering.
Storing Nutella Pound Cake
The cake tastes best when I remove it from the pan, wrap it thoroughly in foil and let it be for a few hours. If you plan to serve it to guests then make sure it is stored out of reach of your husband and two year old both of whom are equally capable to tearing off random chunks. Usually the ones that house Nutella.
This Nutella Pound Cake keeps well tightly wrapped at room temperature for 4-5 days. You can also freeze it and defrost it before serving if so inclined.
If you are a Pound Cake enthusiast then can I also suggest you check out my Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe. I sometimes try to figure out which one of these two I like more, but I have two children as well and haven't picked a favourite - yet.
Made it? Do share what you thought. Tag me on instagram @flourandspiceblog , leave a comment and/or rate it right on the recipe. Happy baking friends!
Nutella Pound Cake
- Electric Beater/ Hand Mixer/ Stand Mixer
- 1 ½ cup flour (plus extra for pan)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup butter (room temp)
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 4 eggs (room temp)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½-3/4 cup nutella
- Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour a loaf pan (approx 9*5)
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside
- Whip the butter and sugar till nice and fluffy, 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one by one, beating for 45 seconds between each addition and scraping the sides
- Mix in the Vanilla Extract
- Now add in the flour in 3 increments, mixing until just combined
- Put ⅓ of the batter in the prepared pan, add a few dollops of Nutella, follow by another third, more Nutella and then finally the remaining batter.
- Run a butter knife or skewer through the batter to create swirls and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, check for doneness at the one hour mark by inserting a skewer/toothpick in the middle. Chocolatey bits of Nutella are fine, but the skewer should be clean otherwise
Sounds really good. Off to try some tomorrow... just need to get a new Nutella jar 😉
get two - just to be safe you know 🙂 hope it turns out well!
Do u get you butter sticks from Canada? If so... where!?
Hey Sheza! I usually get mine from wal mart or the superstore. Btw you owe me a nutella cheesecake recipe - or a nutella cheesecake, whatever you prefer 🙂 Sent from my HTC
Delicious as always. Making this for the third or fourth time. I do have a confession , never waited longer than 15 mins for it to cool! ?Tastes pretty good. But the next day tastes even better
haaha I can hardly blame you! Thanks so much for letting me know!
Made this yesterday. Kids and hubby loved it! Such an easy and delicious recipe, thanks 😊
thank you reema!!!!
I made this last week and it turned out perfectly. I have tried a few pound cakes recipes in the past on other sites and am disappointed with the end result. This is perfect — with just the amount of sweetness and the texture I expect from a good pound cake. When I made it, after it cooled, I wrapped half of it tightly and froze to pull out at another time. (Well, like a day later, my family asked to defrost the Nutella pound cake bc it was just that good.) I imagine it would be a great accompaniment to chai but to be honest it’s great on its own too. Thank you for sharing this recipe Sarah!
wow! thank you hanna for trying the recipe and taking the time to share your experience!
This is absolutely delicious!! And like someone else mentioned, the tastes even better the next day! I initially thought it was a tad bit sweet for my liking when I tried it yesterday while still warm but today it was perfect! Thank you for this recipe, it's a keeper!
yay! Am so glad you made it and liked it and it absolutely tastes better the next day! I make a cream cheese pound cake as well (it's on the blog too) and that day it's nice, the next day it is AWESOME
Hi there, thanks for the recipe. Just made it. But all the nutella layers went to the bottom of my pan and burnt the bottom half of my cake. I’m so disappointed. Any tips how I could avoid this ? The top half (pound cake) is great though haha !
Hi Celeste! Glad to hear that the cake part itself tasted good! I would suggest making the nutella layers a little thinner, warming it before drizzling helps immensely!
Reena Sultan says
Going to try this with the girls this evening! Ty for sharing 😘
Yay! Happy to hear it!
Maria Waleed says
Omg Sarah it was amazing. We have been making your cakes once a week now since three weeks. This was the third one and Alhamdulillah all of them turned out great.
Thank you so much.