Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mini Nutella Marble Cake

A friend came over for a visit a few weeks ago and I baked these little cakes to have it with our afternoon tea. Instead of chocolate I used Nutella for the marbling effects. I always have weakness for Nutella and will usually spread it on toast and but by adding some to this cake was such a treat for me.


160 gram butter
100 gram sugar
3 eggs
160 gram flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp Nutella

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Greased 10-12 small moulds with some butter and set it aside. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and continue to beat until well combined.
3. Turn the mixer speed down to low, add in the vanilla. Add in half of the flour, all the milk and the other half of the flour. Mix well until combined.
4. Remove 5 tbsp of the batter and add in the Nutella and mix it well. Pour the plain batter into the moulds and top it with the Nutella batter and with a skewer or chopstick give it a few swirl to form the marble effects.
5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cake is done and golden brown.

Note: You can use a loaf pan to bake this but you have to bake it a bit longer.


yummylittlecooks said...

Hi, the cakes looks so yummy.Love the fish shape.

The Sweetylicious said...

i have a weakness for nutella too! so yummy! you baked it so nicely and the fish shaped one is better than those selling in store (:

Your #1 Fan said...

The cakes look so yummy and cute. Perfect serving size, though I'll probably have more than one. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Like the fish shaped cake, so cute! Your friend is lucky to taste your wonderful cake.

Yummy Bakes said...

Creative to do this in a fish shape. I also have problem creating marble effects with nutella.

lena said...

like you, i spread nutella on breads too. Never tried with cakes yet but i'm sure they taste just as delicious!

Shereen said...

Great timing this recipe..I got a big jar of nutella in my fridge since forever.I ni rajin once and dump in the fridge and will forget about it!!Bad should take a look in my pantry!!!Horror..I think the semut can sesat inside...hikhikhik!

hanushi said...

The fish shape is so cute. :) :)

sotong said...

I'm the odd one out here, I'm more interested at the mini loaf cakes than the fish shape ones. I love how puffy & fat they look! Haha they remind me of 'Kuih Bahulu. I've never tried nutella in my cakes either. Now I need to buy a jar of nutella!

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

I like this! Nutella!!

Yat Maria said...


this is marvelous!! I adore nutella amik resepi dulu ya to try :)

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely-looks swell !

Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream said...

This looks so good and is a great idea! I think it was just the thing I was craving last night :P

ann low said...

Gert, like the fish shape, so cute and I love Nutella too! I'm bookmarking it :)

Chasing Food Dreams said...

so cute & delicious! This is a keeper for sure... :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

lovely cakes! i love the fishes!

Unknown said...

the fish are too cool

Conna said...

Look so tempting !!!!

Well done Gertrude !!

ReeseKitchen said...

The little fishes are so cute!! I'll like to try this recipe, thanks for sharing..:D

Anonymous said...

wah... I go gaga with anything with nutella as well! Nice to know that i'm not the only one out there! Thanks Getrude!

DG said...

Beautiful & yummy nutella mini cake!

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

Looks good! Will try it soon. Thanks!


ICook4Fun said...

Yummylittlecookes, Sweetylicious, thank you.

Jet, you can have more as it is pretty small in size :)

Sonia, thank you :)

Yummy Bakes, thanks.

Lena, sometime I spread nutella on and sandwich it with some banana too :)

Shereen, I normally don't put it in the fridge as it will harden and very difficult to spread. You should look at my pantry too. It is time to do some spring cleaning :)

Hanushi, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Sotong, I too like the mini square pan. My husband actually bought both moulds for me last Christmas :)

Ah Tze, thank you.

Yat Maria, thank you. Hope you like this cake.

Priya, thank you.

Carpensm, bake some for yourself :)

Ann, thank you. I got that baking pan from hubby :)

Food Reams, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Jess,Jennifurla, Conna, thank you.

Reese, you are welcome.

Travellingfoodies, ha ha me too.

DG, Papacheong, thanks.

My Little Space said...

I bet the cake smell darn good! Nuttella is pretty expensive these days. Ha...
Thanks again. Enjoy your day.

Khim said...

Hi, I just tried this recipe. I was just contemplating what to do with my half bottle of hardened up nutella. Luckily saw your fabulous recipe. I replaced 1 tbsp of flour with corn starch. The small cakes were very well received by my kids and myself too. They are really tasty. However, I find it a bit oily. Shall reduce amount of butter next bake. My gal is already asking me to bake another round again. Maybe I will do that tomorrow as my 2 dear sisters are dropping in to visit. I can give half a dozen to them to enjoy with my parents. Yeah! Really happy working on this easy n yummy recipe. Thanks!