This past Wednesday (5th February) was World Nutella Day….(can you see where I’m going with this?) As soon as I learnt about this gift of a day, I knew it would be an absolute travesty and a disservice to you gorgeous people, not to have a Nutella recipe on the blog today. I’m not sure I could ever forgive myself for not sharing this beaut of a recipe with you. Not only am I giving you these scrumptious Nutella-stuffed blondies, but a Nutella tipple to go with them too! Never let it be said I don’t spoil you.
I don’t think I could have fitted anymore Nutella into today’s recipe if I had tried….well, only if I’d added some Nutella to the blondie batter, but even a Nutella aficionado like me would have maybe found that to be a bit too much Nutella….although, is there such a thing?!
Anybody who knows me, or has been reading the blog for awhile, will know how much I
like adore Nutella. It’s not unusual for the Domestic Prince to find me hiding in our pantry having a sneaky spoonful of this heavenly stuff. The recipe today is probably one of my all time fav Nutella ones. I truly hope you enjoy it, as much as I do.
Nutella-stuffed Blondies (makes 12 blondies)
- 200g unsalted butter
- 225g light brown sugar
- 1/4tsp of salt
- 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 250g plain flour
- 1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1tsp baking powder
- 60g – 100g Nutella, straight from the fridge (how much depends upon how greedy you are!)
I used the same recipe for these Nutella blondies, as I did for those tempting Mini Egg ones from last year. But, for ease, I’m popping the recipe down below.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas mark 4. Line a 12-cup muffin tray with cases.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the sugar and salt. The more you whisk it, the lighter and fluffier your blondies will be.
- Add in the vanilla extract and whisk again. Take off the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Once the sugar/butter mixture has cooled, add the eggs and give a good whisk.
- Into a large bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Then into the flour, whisk small amounts of the the egg and butter mixture until it’s all been combined. Don’t pour all the egg and butter mixture in at once, as you’ll end up with a lumpy mixture.
- Put a heaped teaspoon of the blondie batter into each case, then put a teaspoon of Nutella straight from the fridge on top, and finally put another heaped teaspoon of the blondie mixture over the Nutella to seal it in.
- Pop the tray in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is slightly cracking, the outer edges are firm and the middle still slightly gooey.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 to 15 minutes, before icing with frosting.
Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting
- 50g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 250g icing sugar, sifted
- 125g cream cheese, cold
- 175g Nutella
- Beat the butter and the icing sugar together. I use my freestanding mixer for this with the paddle attachment, but an electric hand whisk will do the job just as well. Use a low speed until the ingredients have come together and the sugar and butter are well combined.
- Add all the cream cheese and mix until it’s all completely incorporated.
- On a medium to high speed beat the frosting for around 5 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Be careful not to overbeat, as it can become runny.
- Add in the Nutella and give a quick beat until it’s all mixed in.
- Decorate the blondes with the frosting. As you’ll see from the picture above, icing is definitely not a forte of mine! Thankfully how they look doesn’t impair their taste.
If that wasn’t enough Nutella….here’s another a gem of a recipe to satisfy even the most die-hard Nutella fan.
Nutella, Banana & Rum Milkshake (serves 4)
- 400ml milk (I used full fat)
- 8 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 120ml of rum (dark or white)
- 300g of Nutella
- Handful of ice
- Put everything in a blender and whizz until it’s as smooth as silk. What could be simpler?!
I don’t have any other tips for these recipes apart from to enjoy every mouthful and gulp! Isn’t it lovely to find other ways to eat Nutella apart from straight off the spoon?
And on that note, I’m off to deliver the above goodies to some lucky neighbours! If you make these, please let me know how you get on, or upload your pictures of them to the Domestic Princess Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend and see you all next week!
With much love
The Domestic Princess