Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

Happy World Nutella Day!

Actually, the official day is this Sunday, February 5, 2012, but it's the Superbowl so I'm celebrating it early.  This cake is wonderful, it's amazingly simple to make and is so gooey and chocolatey, you'll be making it year-round.  My culinary teacher found this recipe from a blog called Plain Chicken, which after some research, I found has multiple recipes using Nutella, so maybe I'll dip into those concoctions as well.  I made this in my Culinary Arts class and the whole class was begging for a piece before it even came out of the oven.  You'll feast with your nose before you devour your piece.  Sorry that I don't have any pictures of the actual cake, but it got eaten so fast I didn't even have time to snap a single picture!

Nutella Gooey Butter Cake
make one 9 by 13 pan

1 (18 1/4 oz) package devil's food cake mix
1 egg
8 Tbsp butter, melted

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup Nutella
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
8 Tbsp butter, melted
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9 pan.

To make the filling, beat the cream cheese and Nutella in a large bowl and mix until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.  Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread the Nutella mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Recipe courtesy of www.plainchicken.blogspot.com