I still remember the first time I had Nutella – If you don’t know what Nutella is – it’s a delicious chocolatey concoction of roasted hazelnuts, milk, and cocoa. It’s so good, I can eat it by the spoonful. So, this recipe combines the best of both worlds – chocolate cake and Nutella.
If I have to cheat and make a chocolate cake, it’s always going to be the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Cake Mix. It makes a large 13 x 9 cake that’s about 2 inches thick when done. It’s delicious and moist and I can’t tell the difference from making a chocolate cake from scratch.
Prepare the cake mix according to directions – I use oil instead of butter and for the Nutella spread, combine the following:
1 cup Nutella
6-8 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 stick melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
Beat the cream cheese and Nutella until creamy, add melted butter, eggs, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.
Place cake batter into greased 13 x 9 cake pan. Spread Nutella mixture across the top. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Serve with ice cream.
I know, some of you are thinking, darn – we don’t have a Trader Joe’s near us or our grocery store doesn’t carry Nutella. Well, today, we’re giving away a box of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Cake Mix and a jar of Nutella – enough for you to make a cake AND eat from the jar for a while! Simply leave a comment below and like us on Facebook by February 14 and we’ll choose a winner then. Bon appetit!