Using Nutella For A Cake Filling?

Decorating By ediecooks Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 7:30pm by SUUMEME

ediecooks Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 1:58am
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I am not a professional, just a mom who likes to bake....i'm baking a chocolate cake with white buttercream frosting for a friends bday and want to fill it with nutella.

it is going to be a half sheet cake, can i just use the nutella straight from the jar? it's just two cake layers, no fancy decorating.

please say yes b/c i don't want to dilute the taste of the nutella.

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mcdonald Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 2:09am
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I can tell you that I have never used Nutella straight from the jar but I use it in a chocolate buttercream recipe from this site and it is WONDERFUL!!! Would you consider making chocolate icing instead?

ediecooks Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 2:48am
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you mean just skip the filling and make a nutella/chocolate icing?

i'm up for that. as long as i can use my favorite choc cake recipe (from the hersheys choc tin) and it has nutella, i'm up for it.

do you have the recipe, or the name of it so i can search it?

stephaniescakenj Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:35am
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I LOVE the hershey's chocolate cake recipe. It's my all time favorite and I have filled it with straight nutella. The only downfall is that it blends right into the cake visually. Like if you cut into a cake with buttercream filling, you can see the white line in the middle, if you fill it with straight nutella, you won't see that filling line so it may appear unfilled... I say who cares! I love nutella and chocolate cake! The alternative is to just mix a little buttercream into the nutella to make it a bit fluffier and light in color.

Auryn Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:45am
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nutella is great as a filling.
I use it all the time ( I buy the giant jars at costco).
you can soften it up by putting it in the microwave a few seconds (literally like 10 sec max otherwise it burns) to make it easier to spread.

mgigglin Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 4:12am
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Love, love LOVE Nutella!!!!

I also nuke it for a sec to soften it up... I use it in the middle of my Mexican Vanilla kahlua cake form this site... That will make your eyes roll back in your head!!! icon_lol.gif

enjoy,

Kim

ediecooks Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 2:21am
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thank you so much!

I'm not worried about the appearance....we're a pretty big drinking crowd so by the time cake time happens, most people won't notice that, lol!

thanks again!

vixterfsu Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 2:36am
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sometimes I mix it with choc ganache or just plain. You can mix it with
anything.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 2:36am
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I am planning to mix some nutella into chocolate buttercream to fill a WASC cake this weekend... To make PB buttercream, I have just used regular BC and added PB, so I'm going to use the same method with chocolate BC and Nutella and see what I get!

cheesecakes-galore Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 2:40am
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I used nutella as a filling on a chocolate cake, but mixed the nutella with whipped cream and it gave it a light and fluffy taste. Everyone loved it! Now you have me wanting to make another one for myself. I also used buttercream for the frosting/decorating, it goes good together.

RIC-Girl Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:47pm
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I love the idea of nutella as a filling!

pmaucher Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm
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I have always wondered. What does Nutella taste like, and is it choc.?

cvoges Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Auryn

nutella is great as a filling.
I use it all the time ( I buy the giant jars at costco).
you can soften it up by putting it in the microwave a few seconds (literally like 10 sec max otherwise it burns) to make it easier to spread.




icon_biggrin.gif Giant jars of it? I would have never guessed! I'll definitely be checking out Costco!

martmarg Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:58pm
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There was a thread on nutella some time back and people posted great recipes for it as a filling. I'll try to find it and post it here for you.

Tweedie Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:06pm
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I have mixed the nutella with buttercream and it tastes very good. I also recently tried this recipe from this site and it was so delicious. My husband thought it was the best icing I've ever made. Here's the link.....http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-3853-Chocolate-Hazelnut-Buttercream.html

martmarg Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:12pm
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iownajane Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:17pm
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Love Love nutella...I mix it into IMBC ....soooo goood...I'm sure you could use it alone too

adonisthegreek1 Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:21pm
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Also, here's some great Nutella recipes, incase anyone is interested.
http://www.recipegoldmine.com/nutella/nutella.html

JawdroppingCakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:30pm
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Thanks to everyone, these all sound good. Looks like I will be baking up a storm!

latin5 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 11:33pm
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nutella is the BEST THING ON EARTH! ok maybe not the best thing ,but close to it lol! i've been eating that stuff since i was a lil girl. When i make cupcakes, i use it as the filling. Everyone loves it!!!! It's my secret ingredient. No big secret ,but i like to think so. icon_razz.gif

Steffen74 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 11:40pm
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I tried mixing Nutella with a chocolate buttercream one time (think it was just the recipe on the back of the Hershey's can) and it totally seized up on me! It was the strangest thing - I couldn't believe my eyes. Clearly that doesn't happen to everyone here who has posted about mixing it with buttercream...very glad to know that it was probably an anomaly!

pmarks0 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 11:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pmaucher

I have always wondered. What does Nutella taste like, and is it choc.?




It tastes great! It's chocolate hazelnut.

Never thought of using it as a filling. Now I'll have to make something to try out these ideas.

velcrostiletto Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:10pm
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I just tried the chocolate hazelnut buttercream from this site today for a wedding cake I'm doing and its really good, I love it! What I wanted to do if I had enough was a thin layer of nutella over each cake layer and then the choc hazelnut b/c over it but I ran out.
Anyway Im sure whatever you decide with nutella will be a winner! Good luck icon_smile.gif

SUUMEME Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:30pm
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I like to put a dollop of it on my vanilla icecream! Never did care for it on toast.

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