Anyone Use Nutella?

Decorating By ConfectionsCC Updated 12 Dec 2010 , 3:55am by infinitsky

ConfectionsCC Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:43am
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I LOVE Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, and while enjoying a peice of Nutella toast this morning, it hit me, THIS WOULD BE AN AWSEOME FLAVOR FOR CAKES!! Ok, so forgive me, I am new to baking if this has be done before, but anyone ever try using nutella in the cake, icing, or just use it as is as a filling? OR if you have like a chocolate-hazelnut recipe, please share because I am about to die to try some!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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simicakes Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:53am
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Yes! We use Nutella as a filling. It spreads beautifully. It tastes especially good with a chocolate icing.

Karen421 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:55am
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We had a German exchange student that introduced us to Nutella and we loved it! I think it would make a great buttercream!

icer101 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:57am
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Hi, yes, i have used it in swiss meringue buttercream . I maybe added 5-6 lg. TBS. to a recipe of the b/c. Then i iced it in chocolate smbc. I actually crushed up toasted hazelnuts in the b/c that i put the Nutella. It was really good. The cake itself was a hazelnut cake. yummy

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:57am
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I haven't actually used Nutella, but Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a popular flavor combination for me- which essentially IS Nutella

sugarplumfairycanada Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:59am
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I like to use nutella as a filling for my chocolate cake.

mommynana Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:05am
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i use it in indydebi`s buttercream all the time, thats the only way i get my kids to eat buttercream

Peridot Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:07am
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I also use Nutella as a filling and eat it right out of the jar on a spoon! I love the stuff. Hazelnut cake sounds delicious. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe?

kcassano Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:12am
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there is a ferror rocher hazelnut filling recipe on CC. i use it all the time. it has nuetella in it..it is sooooo good.

tiggy2 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:24am
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I use it in cake bites and it's delicious.

msulli10 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 3:01am
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I just made Giada Delaurentis' nutella cookies and they are delicious.

frankdiabetes Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 3:06am
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I just made nutella cookies last night too! My husband says they were the best cookies he's ever tasted (never mind that he says that pretty much every time I try a new recipe icon_rolleyes.gif ).

infinitsky Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 5:10am
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I lOVE nutella, but never actually buy it, because I will finish a jar probably in a day or if I control myself in two days icon_sad.gif but if you guys are willing to share the nutella cookie recipe, I will go buy a smaller jar for making cookies..... Oh, and thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 5:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankdiabetes

I just made nutella cookies last night too! My husband says they were the best cookies he's ever tasted (never mind that he says that pretty much every time I try a new recipe icon_rolleyes.gif ).




Now that's a great guy!!

playingwithsugar Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 5:32am
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I have beaten it into buttercream, for use as filling, topping the filling with crushed hazelnuts (I like crunchies in between my layers). I have never done a full frosting with it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

frankdiabetes Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by infinitsky

if you guys are willing to share the nutella cookie recipe




Sure, this is the one I used:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups Nutella
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk or half-and-half
1 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

Cream together butter, Nutella and sugars, beat in eggs, vanilla, and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture, add the chocolate chips. Chill dough for about an hour (I didn't).

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

Gomo: He definitely is! thumbs_up.gif

frankdiabetes Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:00pm
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I've also seen other recipes that are more of a thumbprint-type cookie, with the dough balls rolled in chopped hazelnuts and the Nutella used as the thumbprint filling.

Karen421 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:50pm
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Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am going to try, this weekend! If I get them to come out good, I may send some to Germany to our past exchange student!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 2:57am
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It's a great filling for banana cake too.

Bethkay Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 3:10am
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I have used Nutella as a filling for my yellow cake and then iced with chocolate BC. I usually brush the layers with hazelnut-flavored liquor or hazelnut syrup. It is delicious!

I generally soften the Nutella slightly in the microwave to make it more spreadable, and then put the filled cake in the fridge briefly to allow it to firm back up. It keeps the layers from slipping around while I am crumb coating.

misabel99 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 3:46am
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i use it for filling i mix it with Pastry Pride or chocolate bettercream!! soooo yummy!!!

infinitsky Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 3:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankdiabetes

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinitsky

if you guys are willing to share the nutella cookie recipe



Sure, this is the one I used:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups Nutella
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk or half-and-half
1 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

Cream together butter, Nutella and sugars, beat in eggs, vanilla, and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture, add the chocolate chips. Chill dough for about an hour (I didn't).

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

Gomo: He definitely is! thumbs_up.gif




Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will make it as soon as I buy nutella. icon_smile.gif

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