2.05.2009

WND : Nutella Crumb Cake



Finally! I get to participate in World Nutella Day!

Originally created by Misadventures in Italy, with her co-host Bleeding Espresso, WND is a celebration of that food of the gods, Nutella. Personally, the discovery of such divinity was truly an eye-opening moment, and since then, I've converted many a Nutella-deprived soul into its cult of worshippers. (My mom no longer believes in brownies if they don't have Nutella in them.) :)

For this, I wanted to do something different, something that I hadn't found online. A quick bread came to mind at first, but evolution took its course and now we have a Nutella Crumb Cake.

It comes together very quickly and it's probably best to not eat all of the batter, despite how delicious it is. ;) It's loosely adapted from a peanut butter crumb cake recipe, but I think this way is much better. :)



Ingredients:
2¼ cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
¼-½ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
14 oz. Nutella
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F.

Stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda in mixing bowl. Add Nutella and butter, beating until crumbly. Remove 1 cup of crumbs for topping.

Add milk, eggs, and vanilla, beating on low until combined. Continue to beat on medium speed for three minutes. Pour into an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips, then the crumb topping.

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool before cutting. Enjoy at room temperature or cooled.

5 comments:

Elyse said...

I already adore crumb cake. But, man, you add nutella and you've just taken it to a whole 'nother level. Your cake looks fabulous. What an inspired and delightful combination!

Emily said...

Ohhh man. Nutella crumb cake! That's pure genius! I almost bought some Nutella at the store today. Almost.

morninglight mama said...

This looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing- I'm going to try this tonight!

Happy WND! :)

Donnell said...

those look soooo good, i think i need to try them.

Silvia Waterhouse said...

Just baked it this afternoon but it took twice as long... wondering what went wrong: is the batter supposed to be so wet? Thank you for your input! Silvia