World Nutella Day 2012: Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake

Happy World Nutella Day! I’m excited to be back after missing last year’s celebration. I almost missed it again, having only realized it was happening a couple days ago.  I quickly searched for a recipe I could make that wasn’t too time-consuming and one that I had all the ingredients on hand.

Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake from Food & Wine fit the bill. Not only was it easy to bake, my swirl worked! I have a problem with swirl cakes. It’s got a pretty good swirl and a great taste. Not dry and the Nutella to cake ratio was perfect. No need for whipped cream or fruit with this cake. You can find the recipe HERE.

“Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso solemnly declare Sunday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2012″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.”

Photos by Paulrus
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{twd} raisin swirl buns

I decided to make buns instead of a loaf for easier sharing of this week’s Tuesdays with DorieRaisin Swirl Bread. I rolled and filled the dough as directed. Instead of fitting it into a loaf pan, I sliced the roll into 12 sections and used a muffin tin.

I gave half to my mother who then gave some to a friend who is going through a tough time. My mother raved about them. I liked them too. They are not too sweet with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Thanks to Susan of Food.Baby for hosting this week’s selection. For the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book