Okay, if you don’t know about World Nutella Day by now, well….Why the heck not? Where’ve ya been? Hellllooooooo! World Nutella Day is now in it’s 4th go-around, so dare I say, if you are just finding out now….you’re late! Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso (and Shelley from At Home in Rome, in spirit) have done their thing getting World Nutella Day off the ground, deciding that there should be a day to celebrate Nutella in all its hazelnutty, chocolaty goodness back in 07. Now, it’s up to us. So, your homework is to mark your calendar for next year…February 5th, 2011. Got it? Good.
For World Nutella Day, I try to make something I haven’t baked previously, blog or not. For past February 5th celebrations, Baci Candy (2007), Festive Nutella Biscotti (2008) and Nutella Truffles (2009) have made it in the round ups. This year? I went with Nutella Molten Cakes with Nutella Crackers. Crackers, I have made, just not with Nutella. Molten Cakes? Nope. I have the pans, but use those for cheesecakes. Plus, those pans are packed somewhere unpacked from my return move home. Who knows where. Probably next to my ramekins. So I went with large 6-cupcake pan for this go-round.
Ooooh….you may want to be alone, or with your significant other when you consume these. Un-flippin-believeable. I normally wouldn’t try cakes like this because of the chocolate in Nutella, but I have never eaten Molten Cakes before. I knew I would have my allergic reaction, but I had to taste. ***I am not encouraging or endorsing knowingly eating foods with which you have allergies. The decision to consume these molten cakes was mine, and I knew it would not be life threatening….*** Whoa. It was so worth with every ill feeling that followed….seriously.
Looking for other recipes? I have made with several with Nutella.
And, there is this year’s round up that the girls are compliling, as well as the last three years of World Nutella Day for inspiration:
Not enough….Paula, who just may be the most serious Nutella fan I know, has a plethora of delicious recipes you can check out. In fact, she and I are on the same brainwave today, as she made Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake for World Nutella Day, too!
Heaping ½ cup Nutella
½ cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup flour
2 cups flour