Miniature Nutella Cakes…

by Jamie on May 4, 2009

I was bored this weekend and decided to throw something together that utilized a boxed cake mix. I have quite a few of these in pantry, but they rarely get any love…I just buy them because they’re on sale (it’s a compulsion of sorts). I also had new mini bundt pans that were begging to be used…these things are too cute and were purchased at Target. While scrounging through the cupboards, I came up with a game plan that involved Nutella and a Chocolate Hazelnut Candy bar that was given to me by a friend. Since I am not a huge chocolate fan, it has remained in the cupboard unutilized for a couple of months. The results of this were really scrumptious. My dad proclaimed them to be a “chocolate lovers dream.” I will definitely make this again if I am in need of a quick, delicious dessert item. Plus anything miniaturized is rad in my book! Here is my very simple-minded concoction…

Nutella Cake
1 box of Devil’s Food Cake (mixed according to package directions)
1/2 cup Nutella
1 Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bar ( I used a 7 ounce Côte D’Or Bar); chopped ( I chopped this pretty well not too chunky; but do not pulverize it either.

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray your pan(s) with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions.
3. Mix in the Nutella to the batter.
4. Fold in 3/4 of the chopped candy bar; reserve the rest for garnish.
5. Pour into prepared pans and bake according to package directions. (My mini bundt cakes took 25 minutes.)
6. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
7. Remove from pan and cool completely.
8. Garnish with a bit of slightly warmed Nutella and remaining chopped candy bar.

Note: If you do not have access to the Côte D’Or Bar, I am sure any chocolate hazelnut bar will do. I know Lindt makes one as well!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Leslie May 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I ADORE anything Nutella!!!


avatar Ingrid May 4, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Sometimes the simplest desserts are the yummiest!

This must have been really good to make a non chocolate lover like yourself call it scrumptious!


avatar vibi May 4, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I guess this is where your blog’s name takes all its sense… completely, totaly and insanely addictive, no?
WOW! Very tempting, Jamie!


avatar The Cooking Photographer May 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm

So pretty. Love this and love the nutella.


avatar Cristine May 5, 2009 at 1:44 am

Drool. Nutella is my weakness! I will DEFINATELY be making this! YUM!


avatar Marthe May 5, 2009 at 1:58 am

These are too cute!! I love mini’s (I guess that’s why I made this weeks Tiramisu Cake for TWD into mini cupcakes…)


avatar Jennifer May 5, 2009 at 4:09 am

so if it’s mini do I get to eat more? :) :) YUmmy!!! great pics!


avatar Chocolate Shavings May 5, 2009 at 6:47 am

You said nutella? I’m in!


avatar Míriam! May 5, 2009 at 7:51 am

I like nutella but Nocilla is deliciouuus!!

All your recipes and pictures looks exquisite!! :D


avatar Dawn May 5, 2009 at 8:58 am

that sounds good. I love nutella and am always looking for ways to put it in sweet yummy treats.


avatar Liesl May 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

OMG!! I love love love Nutella!! What an easy great sounding recipe!


avatar Miette May 6, 2009 at 6:21 am

Very tempting! Love it!




avatar Sook May 9, 2009 at 2:46 am

Oh my goodness. It looks so yummy! I will have to try that sometime! Thanks!!


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