So world Nutella day was on the 5th of February and since everyone was so excited when I talked about making a cake to celebrate this, here's a recipe. This is a cheat's cake because let's face it I'm lazy most days. So essentially this is a simple chocolate cake dressed up with Nutella.
Beat 3/4 cups butter with 1 cup sugar for about 3 minutes. Beat in two eggs and you should have a soft batter. Add 1 tsp vanilla (unable to find this in my pantry so I used a bit of coffee) and 3/4 cup milk. If your batter is not smooth don't worry.
Sift 1 cup flour with 1 Tbs baking powder, pinch of salt and 3/4 cups cocoa powder. *It's important to sift your dried ingredients for this recipe. I usually don't do it but in this instance it just makes mixing a whole lot easier. Switch to a spatula and fold dried ingredients in gently until you get a thick and rich chocolaty batter. Don't over mix but make sure it's even. Put it in a loaf pan 9 x 4.5 inches, pop in a 180 degree oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check it after an hour and if you insert a knife in and it comes out clean- it's done!
Let it cool before just drizzling Nutella on top. This is a killer Valentine's cake but I just like to make it on sultry Sundays and enjoy it with a good book.