Nutella Bundt - Day #16 - I Like Big Bundts

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Nutella Marble Bundt

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Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
I saw Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary on Friday and it was really good. The concert would have been awesome. The documentary is very well done, and it breaks your heart to know that the crew and dancers lost their dream too with Michael's passing. They all worked really hard to create an amazing show. My friend, who I literally dragged to the movie, was very impressed too. I highly recommend seeing it in a movie theater because it needs to be, like Michael himself, larger than life. Hurry, it's only in theaters for a couple weeks.

Well, during the movie you catch Michael saying something like, This is why we have rehearsals.

On my project of posting 30 Bundts in 30 days, there ain't time for a dress rehearsal. Thus, my imperfect Nutella Bundt. :)

Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
If you Google "Nutella Bundt" you will find a recipe that uses yellow cake mix. Since I'm baking from scratch, here is how I adapted things:

1. Made Martha Stewart's Basic Yellow Cake batter. This makes enough for one 8-inch (one layer) cake and you can multiply it as needed.
2. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup Nutella with 1 large egg together to loosen the Nutella mixture. Take 1/3 of the yellow cake batter and mix it with the Nutella. This is the Nutella batter you'll swirl into the cake. (Remember, this is enough for a small Bundt...if you were going to use a regular 12-cup Bundt, I would use 3/4 - 1 c Nutella and 1 egg).

Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Because I was using a small Bundt (6-cup), I poured the yellow mix in the pan and scooped the Nutella mix on top of that. Then I took a knife and marbled the two batters together. However, next time, I would lay 1/2 the yellow in the pan, followed by dollops of Nutella batter (using 1/2 the Nutella batter), followed by the remaining yellow and Nutella batter. Finally, a quick swirl with a knife would marble the two layers.

Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
I sprayed the non-stick small 6-cup Bundt pan with Pam with Flour, but I still lost the "skin" of the top half of the Bundt. On one hand, though, it does give you a look at the marbling! :)

Nutella Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Um, I see a guinea pig in this one. Yes, I see things in my Bundts. Oh dear.

I threw some melted chocolate on top (to cover up the missing layer of cake) and I would totally NOT do this again. It was just too sweet. I think a quick glaze of powdered sugar and milk or just a dusting of powdered sugar would work too.

I'm going to work on this one in the "off season" when I've recovered from the Bundt project! :) hee hee.

The countdown is ON, people! Only 14 more days until National Bundt Day! You ready?! Come back tomorrow for another Bundt... - mary the food librarian

Original Recipe:
Basic Yellow Cake
from Martha Stewart Weddings
Added ingredients: Nutella and 1 egg

I Like Big Bundts recap:
The Food Librarian confesses: I Like Big Bundts
Day 1: Pumpkin Spice Bundt with Buttermilk Icing
Day 2: Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Icing
Day 3: Pumpkin-Apple Spiced Bundt
Day 4: Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 5: Chocolate Zucchini Bundt
Day 6: Cardamom Vanilla Bundt
Day 7: Monkey Bread in a Bundt
Day 8: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day 9: Coconut Bundt
Day 10: Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 11: Mom's Apple Cake Bundt
Day 12: Meyer Lemon Bundt
Day 13: Candy Corn Jello Bundt
Day 14: Spiced Cranberry Bundt
Day 15: Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt
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Federica Simoni said... [Reply to comment]

le tue torte sono tutte fantastiche!!! questa deve essere buonissima nel latte caffè a colazione!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

I'm lovin' all your big bundts, Mary. Had to catch up to a few missed days, but mmmm! I am making my friend whose birthday was yesterday a cake/treat tomorrow, and a bundt would be fun. Deciding is the hardest part!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Nutella makes everything better, doesn't it? And I'm not surprised you don't have time for dress rehearsals - 30 days, 30 bundts is quite the quest!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I would like to start a petition for 365 days of bundts just to torture you.

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

I think I just passed out from glee! Nutella is the best thing ever... reminds me of my childhood :) I'm going to make this next time we have a get-together!

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

marbled cakes always get me excited

Amy (Minimally Invasive) said... [Reply to comment]

Hi - I came over from Tastespotting to say I'm thoroughly jealous I didn't think of your title first! Too funny. And now, well, I've just gotta try this recipe, too. What could be better than a Nutella cake? Nothing, that's what.

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

But your marbling is perfect though. Who needs cake skin anyway?!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so delectable...& now that you mention it i see some sort of horrible ghostly creature in the swirl of your bundt..ha! oh dear is right.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Now I know what to do with the ginormous jar of Nutella I picked at Costco. You're halfway thur Mary --- you go girl! L

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I agree with year, several months of bundts.....Year of the Bundt :).

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Your marbling is amazing!

Lucy..♥ said... [Reply to comment]

Oooooh Nutella, just the name had me getting here as fast as I could!!! YUM! I currently have a bundt on my page, I cheated just this once w/a boxed mix w/additions to make it semi-homemade ;-)

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Swwwon, nutella! I need to cook with it more.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmm Nutella and cake...delicious!

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow this one looks like my favorite yet! Or maybe the pear ginger. I can't tell! Keep it up!

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooooh! Another good one.

DPLK said... [Reply to comment]

I'm gonna try this Nutella Bundt this week! I am going to use a yellow cake recipe like you did, and add an egg and some batter to the nutella swirl. For the topping, I am thinking of a Frangelico-spiked Nutella ganache! (recipes I found call for equal volume nutella and heavy cream, although I may add some bittersweet chocolate to tame down the sweetness) I'll let you know when I get it posted, hopefully with my new camera! Gambatte, just 6 days left!

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