Friday, October 4, 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bundt with Nutella Glaze

Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bundt with Nutella Glaze

The bundt bakers are back today!  A year ago, when I first joined the group and told Brian I was baking a bundt cake, he didn't seem too interested and informed me he prefers pie.  But, oh, how times have changed and now bundt day is happily anticipated each month.

Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bundt with Nutella Glaze
Our theme for October was candy...and who wouldn't love that?!  Still, I had a hard time deciding which one to use.  So I narrowed it down to two of my favorite dessert treats, peanut butter and Nutella and decided to choose the candy accordingly.  I asked Brian which one he preferred but he said they both sounded delicious and when was that cake going to be ready??  Ultimately, I was in a Nutella kind of mood and paired it with Ferrero Rocher chocolate hazelnut candies.  And, don't worry, you may see that peanut butter option very soon.  Enjoy!










Ingredients

For the Cake:
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 Sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 Cups all purpose flour
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
5-6 Chocolate hazelnut candies, chopped

For the Glaze:
1/4 Cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
2-3 Chocolate hazelnut candies, chopped

Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Bundt with Nutella Glaze
Using either a stand mixer or hand mixer, add the sugar and eggs to a large bowl and cream together for a couple of minutes until the eggs are a light golden color.  Add the butter and beat until smooth.  Add the vanilla and buttermilk and mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.  Add the flour mixture into the wet batter and mix.  Fold in the candy pieces.

Butter and flour a 12 cup bundt pan and pour in the batter.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.  Allow to cool thoroughly before removing from the pan.

To make the glaze, stir together the Nutella, powdered sugar and milk.  When the cake has cooled and been removed from the pan,  pour the glaze over the cake and sprinkle on the candies.  Makes approximately 10 servings.

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22 comments:

  1. I see another Anita cake featured on Foodgawker! Beautiful as always =) And I am ever so grateful for a recipe for Nutella glaze...Nutella has got to be one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread =)

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  2. Those little gold-wrapped balls just say holidays to me, Anita! How can you go wrong with the classic match of chocolate and hazelnut! That is one handsome Bundt!

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  3. You used one of my favorite Italian candies and Nutella-the perfect bundt for me!:) Gorgeous addition to our Candilicious theme this month, Anita.

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  4. Those ferrero rocher are just a tease into what has got to be one delicious and decadent cake.

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  5. Lol, such typical man answers Brian gives you! I love Ferrero Rochers, they will forever remind me of Christmas because back in the day, they were only available during the holidays instead of year round as it is now. This is one glorious bundt, Anita!

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  6. Those hazelnut candies remind me of one of my childhood friends. Her dad would always bring them home for us. I'm totally making this cake the next time I visit her!

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  7. I can imagine how wonderful this cake tastes. Delicious candy in a delicious cake.. YUMMY!

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  8. The ferrero rocher candies bring back holiday memories for me, what a special cake!

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  9. LOVE Ferrero Rocher chocolate hazelnut candies!!! yumm! your bundt looks gorgeous and I love that your husband loves bundt-a-month now! so cute!

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  10. One of my fav chocolate treats and I always get some in my stocking!!! Your bundt is gorgeous!!

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  11. Omg..you've added Rocher to it, then of course I am in. The name and the look of the cake is absolutely to die for. GORGEOUS>

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  12. I am a big fan of Ferrero Rocher and always use them in my place setting at Thanksgiving - it's become kind of a tradition for my girls. I am sure they would love this bundt too.

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  13. Love these candies! My daughter used to call them Ferrari's, I call them set your teeth on edge good. Especially in this cake!

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  14. I love this and can't wait to try it! Just love this monthly party!

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  15. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes (my reaction when I realized the candy and flavor profile used ;) )

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  16. This bundt looks amazing! I can see why the husband gets excited. I would too!

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  17. Amazing... Chocolate and hazelnut are one of our favorite combinations

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  18. Oh my goodness, this cake sounds like pure decadence. Absolutely drool worthy!

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  19. I know many a family member that would be in heaven if I made this for them. :)

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  20. Beautiful!!! :) I would love to join bundt a month. This month's candy them might be the month! I couldn't think of a better candy to cook with

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  21. I love EVERYTHING about this. I'm in love.

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