Nutella Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

For Cake:

  • 1¾ cup + dusting and coating, all-purpose flour
  • 30 gms, cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cup, brown sugar
  • ¾ cup, unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup, nutella
  • ½ cup, milk
  • 100 gms, dark choco chips
  • ¾ cup, roasted pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1½ tsp, baking powder
  • ½ tsp, baking soda
  • ¼ tsp, salt
  • 1 tsp, vanilla essence

For Frosting:

  • 50 gms, unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 gms, confectioner’s sugar
  • 100 ml, heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 cup, nutella
  • ½ tsp, vanilla essence
  • Roasted and crushed pecan nuts as required

Method:

For Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven at 170 degrees centigrade.
  2. Grease and dust a 9×5 inch loaf pan or 9inch diameter round cake tin.
  3. Coat the pecan nuts with little flour. Keep them aside.
  4. Sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Cream together butter and sugar for approximately 5 mins. Add vanilla essence and mix.
  6. Add ⅓ of beaten eggs and mix well. Add half of the remaining beaten eggs and combine well. Add the remaining beaten eggs and combine well.
  7. Add nutella and milk, mix well.
  8. Add ⅓ of flour mixture and gently fold it. Add half of the remaining flour mixture and fold it. Add the remaining flour mixture and fold it.
  9. Lastly, fold in dark choco chips and coated pecan nuts.
  10. Pour the batter in the greased pan/cake tin, bake it for 40 to 45 mins or till skewers come out clean.
  11. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer on wire rack and cool completely.

For Frosting:

  1. In a bowl, combine butter and sugar until soft and smooth.
  2. Add nutella, vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Add chilled whipping cream and beat till everything combines well, the mixture should get smooth and form a stiff peak.
  4. Chill the frosting for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Frost the cake. Sprinkle roasted pecan nuts on the top
  6. Slice and enjoy the nutty chocolaty lusciousness.

Note:

From the above mentioned measures of ingredients, I made 9*5 inch loaf and 12 muffins. It’s totally up to you to make it a loaf, muffins or round cake out of it.

Source: Cubes N Juliennes

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