Nutella Pound Cake

I’ve never tried Nutella before, but I’ve heard such amazing things about it!! My favorite chocolates are Ferraro Rochers which are hazelnuts and chocolate so how could I not like Nutella?! I’ve always loved a delicious and moist pound cake topped with whipped cream, so when I saw this recipe for Nutella Pound Cake I had to try it!

I got this recipe from: http://danatreat.com/2009/09/nutella-pound-cake/

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour (plus more for dusting)
4 large eggs, room temp.
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
One 13 oz. jar of Nutella

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Lightly grease and flour a 9-by-5 inch loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour. In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk the 1 1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed utnil fluffy, about 3 minutes.
With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until fully incorporated.
Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating at low speed between additions until just incorporated.
Continue to beat for 30 seconds longer.
Spread one-third of the batter in the prepared pan, then spread half of the Nutella on top.
Repeat with another third of the batter and the remaining Nutella.
Top with the remaining batter.
Lightly swirl the Nutella into the batter with a butter knife.
Do not over mix.
Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Invert the cake onto a wire rack, turn it right side up and let cool completely, about 2 hours.
Cut the cake into slices and serve.
Optional: Top with vanilla whipped cream, recipe below.

*Make ahead: The pound cake can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

Ingredients:
Heavy Whipping Cream
Sugar
Vanilla Extract

Directions:
Beat heavy whipping cream at medium speed until fluffy.
Add sugar and vanilla, and beat for 30 more seconds.

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