makes 1 8" or 9" layer cake
1 batch prepared favorite yellow or vanilla cake batter
1/4 - 1/2 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to cake recipe's temp. Pour batter into 2 8 or 9" round buttered and floured cake pans.
Spoon lines of Nutella over batter. Use a knife to swirl. Bake cake.
Cool. Use a serrated knife to cut off any "dome' and level the cake
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup Nutella
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- toasted hazelnuts or Ferrero Rocher chocolates for garnish (optional)
Place the confectioners' sugar, Nutella, butter, vanilla, and salt
in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix
on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber
spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the
mixture is light and smooth. Frost cake using an offset spatula.