LukeRubyJoy Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:13pm
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Ok, that's my plan. I typically use the 1/2 & 1/2 buttercream recipe. So, I was thinking 1/2 butter, 1/4 crisco and 1/4 nutella. Then I was going to use btwn 1 and 2 Tbs of coffee for the liquid. Do these proportions sound right to any of you that have used nutella in BC before? And you will be able to taste the coffee with that small amount, right?

This will all go on a chocolate cake for my sister and her soon-to-be husband. She got engaged last week, they both love Timmy's coffee (for any of you who have Tim Horton's in your area, you know how addicted people can get to it!)

Thanks for all your wisdom!!

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jelligirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:24pm
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oooh! that nutella sounds good! i don't know about the coffee though because i can't drink it....blows a hole in my stomach but it sounds good icon_biggrin.gif

PerryStCakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:24pm
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I have used Nutella as a filling before, but I did not add it to buttercream. I took it out of the container and put it into a bowl and whipped it up for a few minutes with a hand mixer to beat air into it. It was great! If you want the coffee flavor added, I would add about 1/2 tsp of instant espresso to the whipped Nutella.

Samsgranny Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:35pm
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Question about the whipped Nutella...what is the consitency? Is it thin and runny? Or thick and creamy? Thanks for your help!

PerryStCakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:38pm
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Thick and creamy and totally addicting!

Samsgranny Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 1:48pm
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Yum! sounds like something I will have to try in a chocolate cake this week. Love the idea of the espresso in the nutella, I just tried that last week for some cake balls I did but added the espresso to the cake mix. Can't wait to see what it is like in the filling! Thanks again.

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:00pm
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I'm doing a chocolate/nutella cake for a co-worker of my husband. I was just going to add it to my regular BC and fill with same except add a straight coating of nutella first.
Never did it before but that's the plan.

PerryStCakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:05pm
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One word of caution - the nutella as it is (unwhipped) might try to take off with your cake.

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:08pm
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Take off with the cake???
It spreads like warm butter.

Samsgranny Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:09pm

Perry, please explain "take off with your cake" . Does it tear the cake or pull?

kettlevalleygirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:52pm

I use Nutella as a filling, and have never thought of whipping it. Great Idea!! I will have to remember that!
Nutella is pretty thick and you have to put a generous layer down, so not to pull up the crumbs on the cake, as you are smoothing it! (is that a word- "smoothing"??)

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 2:59pm

Yes, ''smoothing'' is a real word. icon_wink.gif

kettlevalleygirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 3:10pm

Thanks icon_smile.gif

PerryStCakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 6:31pm
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Perry, please explain "take off with your cake" . Does it tear the cake or pull?




Yeah, its will pull up the cake (depending on the cake). But it won't happen if you whip some air into it.

LukeRubyJoy Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 6:54pm

Ok, but, I don't want something as overwhelming as pure nutella frosted over my entire dark chocolate cake. That is why I was going to cut it into my buttercream mix. Plus, that would be an aweful lot of nutella to frost the whole cake with.

I'm trying to go for a hint of the chocolate/hazelnut with a touch of coffee. Just for a flavor, not to take over.

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 7:02pm

I didn't mean that I would ice the entire cake with straight nutella. The only place I am using straight nutella & at that, a skim coat in the middle then BC with a little of the nutella mixed in it. icon_smile.gif

LukeRubyJoy Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 7:08pm

cakes47: how much nutella will you mix into your BC? Have you done it before, or are you just going to kind of wing it?

Samsgranny Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 7:20pm

I'm with you cakes47, I'm just looking for a filling. I would frost the rest of the cake with buttercream.

PerryStCakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 7:27pm

Yeah, I meant Nutella as a filling too - I have never tried to cover a cake in it. (That would be too much Nutella around me and I would be forced to consume large quanitities of it...yum!)

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:15pm

I haven't done it before. I am, as you say, going to wing it. I'm sure it will be good. icon_wink.gif

czyadgrl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 10:22pm

Anyone ever tried to "melt" Nuttella and use like ganache?
I wonder if that would work?

mmmmmm icon_smile.gif

cakes47 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 10:47pm

MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm
That sounds sooooooooo gooooooood!!!!!!

LukeRubyJoy Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 3:37am

Ok, finished my cakes. It was delicious. I used 50% butter, 25% crisco and 25% nutella. I used about 1/4 cup milk and about 4 Tbs of yesterday's coffee, 2lbs of 10x. The coffee taste was very mild, may use more next time. Overall, it was delicious, even the kids ate it and loved it! It was a nice color too. The cake was a HIT!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 22 May 2007 , 1:46am
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Ok, finished my cakes. It was delicious. I used 50% butter, 25% crisco and 25% nutella. I used about 1/4 cup milk and about 4 Tbs of yesterday's coffee, 2lbs of 10x. The coffee taste was very mild, may use more next time. Overall, it was delicious, even the kids ate it and loved it! It was a nice color too. The cake was a HIT!




Wow! I just tried this recipe last night and, boy oh boy, was it good. It was for a little birthday cake for DH and it was just for us and the kids. The kids weren't too crazy about my cake (Italian Cream cake) but they said the frosting was good! thumbs_up.gif They even mentioned how it tasted a little like coffee. icon_confused.gif Now why would a nine year old and a ten year old say that?!

LTerry Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 2:42am

I am going to try this with the Nutella, it sounds great!  One time I made a chocolate cake and covered it with Chocolate buttercream and added hazelnut liquid coffee creamer in the cake in place of the liquid and in the buttercream in place of the liquid.  I also spread a thin layer between the layers (of the buttercream) and spread a light layer of caramel over that.  It was delicious!

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