Nutella! Seriously such an amazing food. Growing up I would often take these store bought tarts to the store that came in a variety of flavors such as strawberry and peach. But my favorite one of them all were the ones filled with Nutella.
We also often made a very similar version to this cake which is called Crostata in Italy The difference was that crostata was top off with rows of the same pastry used for the bottom later. We would use a zig zag cutting tool to cut the strips and then cross cross them across the top of the cake. For the filling we used anything from fruit, crème patisserie, jams, and my favorite… Nutella or Hazelnut spread.
This cake is very rich. For that reason I will also publish a second version of it without butter and eggs. But even now our kids love it so it had to be written on the blog because even though we don’t make it all the time, when we do we absolutely love coming home to a small slice of this decadent chocolate dessert.
The kids decided to photo bomb me while we I trying to snatch a photo of the cake, and I loved their smiles in it. I hope they will keep on experiencing that joy as they get older and keep on developing that sisterly and brotherly binds with each other. They say food bonds people and is what is the most eventful moments of our lives. So it better be healthy and also good food what the kids look back to!
Adapted from here.
Nutella Crumble Cake
- 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons butter (cold and cut into small pieces (110 grams)
- 2 1/2 cups flour (310 grams)
- 1/2 cup sugar (100 grams)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of Nutella
- Begin by softening the butter for 12 seconds so that it can be easily mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure to cover it with a paper towel so it doesn’t splash all over the microwave walls.
- In a bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Continue by adding the egg and the batter.
- Mix the dough with an electrical mixer if possible.
- You’ll want to form a nice dough that can be molded into a ball and that will be soft and a little greasy.
- Roll out half of the dough and place on a glass or metal round baking dish of approximately 8 inches of diameter.
- Add the Nutella filling and spread it evenly across the dough except for across the borders.
- With the rest of the dough you are going to crumble it and spread it across the overall cake until the chocolate is completely covered.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the dough at the bottom is fully cooked.
Remember to start preheating oven a few minutes before you are done preparing the cake so it’s ready to go once the cake is ready to go in the oven.