Pinterest ignites trends of culinary and design and often brings awareness to some well loved flavors.....one in particular....NUTELLA. mmmm, hazelnut chocolatey goodness. Perfect alone but add it to baked goods is a no brainer!!!
I followed a recipe last week for "Self Frosting" cupcakes and I have mixed results and a word of advice.
Here's the link to the recipe: http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/05/04/self-frosting-nutella-cupcakes/
|mmm swirly goodness|
Now, as I've established, Nutella is amazing. It's delicious and a compelling flavor unmatched by anything comparable as far as "sandwich spreads" go.
Sadly this particular recipe results in a very dry cake. While the self frosting prowess of Nutella topped cupcakes was spot on, the cake sans the spread was bland, dry and almost biscuit like.
Bottom line...try this at home...using a different white/pound cake recipe.