There’s this beautiful blog I lurk around in, it makes me feel all perp-like and hungry. Paula from Bell’alimento puts out the most amazing Italian recipes, she also started a Nutella Challenge. This being one of her favorite food items, she opened her blog to foodies who would like to try their hand at making life better one Nutella bite at a time.
So, I’m taking a bite at the challenge; this one is not a complicated treat. Yesterday was so rainy in Houston that I wanted some sunny homey comfort, I halved my mami’s basic cake recipe and added Nutella to make it a marble cake. I also baked it in a tart pan, but you can use a regular 9-inch pan. Easy, breazy and oh so yummy! Give it a try.
Mami’s Nutella Marble Cake
1-1/2 sticks butter, softened
7 ozs sugar (just under 2/3 cp)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1-1/4 cp flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cp Nutella
Preheat oven to 350°. Get ingredients ready: combine the milk, vanilla and almond extracts in measuring cup, separately combine the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside.
This is best done using a mixer, add the butter and sugar in the bowl and beat until the sugar grains are dissolved-if the butter is soft, it will take about 10 minutes or so. Add the eggs one at a time.
Add 1/3 of the flour and mix until incorporated, then alternate with 1/2 of the milk. Then flour, rest of the milk and end with flour. Take care not to overbeat, just mix long enough to get all the flour into the batter.
Grease and flour the cake pan and add the batter to it. Drop Nutella by tablespoonfuls on top of the batter.
Enjoy it plain or with some ice cream!