Cream Cheese & Nutella Filled Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen! Today I have a tantalizing recipe for you that will satisfy all of your sweet cravings. This indulgent Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake is sure to become your new favorite dessert.

Rich and creamy, this pound cake is made with the perfect blend of cream cheese and Nutella spread, which gives it an irresistible flavor that you won’t be able to resist. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also covered in a mouth-watering powdered sugar topping that adds the perfect finishing touch.

Not only is it delicious, but this recipe is also easy to make and requires minimal effort. All you need are a few simple ingredients and some basic baking tools, and you’ll have a homemade cake that will impress all of your friends and family. So let’s get started and learn how to make this delectable Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake
Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake

This cream cheese and Nutella filled pound cake recipe is a dream come true for all sweet lovers out there. Not only does this cake look absolutely delightful, but it also tastes like heaven with each bite.

Once you sink your teeth into the dense and creamy pound cake, topped with a luscious Nutella cream cheese filling, you’ll forget about all your worries. The blend of cream cheese and Nutella fosters a match made in culinary heaven that could never be wrong.

This pound cake recipe has the perfect balance of flavors and textures, giving you the ultimate dessert experience that will leave you craving more. Whether you indulge in it for breakfast, snack or even as a decadent dessert after dinner, this Nutella cream cheese filled pound cake is sure to satisfy your cravings.

If chocolate is your thing, then the addition of dark chocolate to this recipe takes it up from being an ordinary pound cake recipe to becoming one of the best chocolate cream cheese bundt cake recipes out there. Trust me; your taste buds will be dancing with jubilation in every bite.

So why should you love this recipe? It’s easy! This simple-to-prepare dessert will certainly wow any crowd of foodies, making it ideal for celebrations, potlucks or simply as a treat for tea time. This cheese nutella filled pound cake recipe provides all the right flavors that work together beautifully and makes the perfect balance in every bite.

Ingredient List

 The soft and creamy center of the Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake
The soft and creamy center of the Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake

Before we dive into the recipe, let me introduce you to the ingredients you’ll need to make this irresistible Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake.

Cake batter ingredients:

  • 2 cups purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

Chocolate batter ingredients:

  • 2 cups purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk + ¼ cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled

Nutella Cream Cheese filling:

  • 2 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Nutella Swirl Batter:

  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the box

Feel free to use your homemade cake batter or traditional pound cake recipe and chocolate batter recipe. Depending on your preference you can add different variations such as a chocolate hazelnut spread, peanut butter cream or carrot cake.

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of heaven in a pound cake form
A slice of heaven in a pound cake form

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s start baking! Follow these simple steps to make a Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake that will be the talk of any gathering.

Preparing the Cake Batter

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir well and set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat together 2 cups of white sugar and 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature until light and fluffy using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  4. Add in 6 ounces of softened cream cheese gradually while still beating the mixture until it becomes smooth.
  5. Add in 5 large eggs one at a time, beating the mixture thoroughly after each egg.
  6. Mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, then pour the chocolate batter into the bowl.
  7. Next, fold in well 1 cup of cream and mix until smooth.

Preparing the Cream Cheese Filling

  1. In a separate mixing bowl combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and mix with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Mix in 3/4 cup of Nutella hazelnut spread until both ingredients are combined thoroughly.

Assembling the Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake

  1. Pour half of the chocolate batter into the greased pan evenly.
  2. Then spoon the Nutella cream cheese filling on top of it evenly.
  3. Reserve about three tablespoons worth to make swirls later.
  4. Next layer in the remaining half chocolate batter evenly over the filling carefully
  5. Spoon some Nutella cream cheese on top and use a knife to create swirls on the cake.
  6. Bake for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least twenty minutes.
  8. Once cooled, invert the pan onto a plate, and your Nutella cream cheese-filled cake is ready!

This Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake recipe is exquisitely delicious with a dense, creamy texture that imbues addictive flavors with every bite. Enjoy this alone, as a dessert or pair it with hot coffee or tea to elevate your culinary experience further.

Substitutions and Variations

 Cream cheese and Nutella - a match made in dessert heaven
Cream cheese and Nutella – a match made in dessert heaven

If you’re looking to change things up with this cream cheese and Nutella filled pound cake recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Flavored Cream Cheese: Instead of plain cream cheese, try using a flavored variety like strawberry or honey for an added burst of sweet flavor.

– Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: While Nutella is a classic choice for the filling, you could also try using other chocolate hazelnut spreads like Justin’s or Nocciolata.

– Red Velvet or Carrot Cake Variations: Want to mix things up even more? Swap out some of the flour in the recipe for cocoa powder and red food coloring for a red velvet cake twist, or grated carrots and cinnamon for a carrot cake-inspired version.

– Chocolate Cherry Pie Filling: Instead of Nutella, try using chocolate cherry pie filling for an indulgent and fruit twist on the original recipe.

– Peanut Butter or Other Fillings: If Nutella isn’t your thing, consider swapping it out for peanut butter or another kind of creamy filling, like almond butter or whipped cream cheese frosting.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose, be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly and test out the recipe before serving it to guests.

Serving and Pairing

 Cutting into this pound cake reveals a delicious surprise
Cutting into this pound cake reveals a delicious surprise

Once your Nutella cream cheese filled pound cake is ready, it’s time to think about the perfect way to serve it. Sliced thick or thin, this delicious cake can be enjoyed on its own, but it pairs fantastically with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

For a fun and creative twist, try topping each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. The creamy texture of the whipped cream complements the dense, creamy texture of the pound cake, and the sweetness of the caramel balances out the slight tanginess of the cream cheese filling.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top would add an extra layer of richness that will take this dessert to the next level. And for those who love chocolate, you could even pair it with a glass of cold milk or a hot chocolate for the ultimate chocolatey experience.

Remember to dust each piece with some powdered sugar for an added touch of sweetness which would make this already delicious pound cake even more irresistible.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate dessert for chocolate and cheese lovers
The ultimate dessert for chocolate and cheese lovers

You can store the cream cheese and Nutella filled pound cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. As this cake is dense and creamy, it also freezes well for a longer shelf life. Make sure to wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag, removing as much air as possible from the packaging. It can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.

To reheat the pound cake, let it come to room temperature first before placing it in the oven on a low heat setting for about 10 minutes. Do not microwave the cake as this may dry out the cream cheese filling.

If you plan to make this cake ahead of time, you can prepare the chocolate cream cheese and Nutella filling up to three days before baking. Store the filling mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can also prepare the batter and keep it in an airtight container until you are ready to pour it into your bundt cake pan.

When reheating, ensure that you do not overheat or burn this delicate cake while maintaining its optimal texture and moisture. The Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake is perfect for serving as a sweet breakfast item, dessert or snack any time of day!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your sweet cravings with this delightful pound cake
Satisfy your sweet cravings with this delightful pound cake

Making a cream cheese and Nutella filled pound cake may sound like an easy task, but achieving the perfect texture and flavor can be tricky. Here are some tips to ensure that your pound cake turns out just as delicious as you want it to be:

1. Room Temperature Ingredients

Room temperature ingredients are essential for this recipe. Make sure the cream cheese, eggs, and butter are all at room temperature before you start making the cake batter. It helps to blend together all the ingredients smoothly for a perfectly creamy texture.

2. Mix Thoroughly

One key to making this cake is to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Use a whisk or a hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in the other ingredients one at a time while continuing to beat until everything is well combined. Use spatula too when necessary to scrape down the sides of the bowl which helps achieve uniform texture throughout.

3. Don’t Overmix

Although it is important to mix all of the ingredients thoroughly, be careful not to over-mix once you’ve added flour mixture. Over-mixing can cause your pound cake to become tough instead of tender, moist, and fluffy.

4. Correct Baking Time

Baking time varies across different types of ovens so test every 5 minutes after 1 hour of baking until done or toothpick inserted in the cake center, removed without any batter or crumbs which indicates it’s done but still moist inside.

5. Let it cool completely

After taking out from oven, let it cool completely before adding powdered sugar, slicing or icing with chocolate sauce or whatever frosting you desire. The flavors settle in while cooling, affirming the natural taste and subtle moisture.

Follow these tips carefully while preparing your cream cheese and Nutella filled pound cake recipe, and enjoy every bite of this creamy dessert with your family and friends!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake Recipe is truly a showstopper. The rich and creamy cream cheese filling paired with the delightful chocolate hazelnut spread will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I highly recommend this recipe to anyone looking to impress their family and friends or to simply indulge in a decadent treat.

With these detailed instructions, useful substitutions and variations, and helpful tips for perfect results, this recipe is accessible for cooks of any level. The make-ahead, storing, and reheating options make it a convenient addition to any party or gathering.

So go ahead and give it a try! Whether you choose to enjoy it as an afternoon snack or as dessert after dinner, this Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake Recipe is sure to become a favorite among everyone who tries it. Happy baking!

Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake
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Cream Cheese and Nutella Filled Pound Cake Recipe

This recipe is super easy and can be made with Nutella or your favorite fudge icing. It can be prepared before dinner, or the night before serving. It requires a minimum of 2 hrs chill time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Kid-Friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 loaf cake
Calories 259.5kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 butter pound cake, loaf pan type (store bought or homemade)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup toffee pieces, chopped fine (optional)
  • 3/4 cup nutella (or chocolate icing)

Instructions

  • Cut pound cake in half horizontally (or in 3 even horizontal slices and make it even more fanciful. Just half the filling for each layer). Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Spread cream cheese on bottom piece of cake. Sprinkle with toffee bits (if using) and gently press the pieces into the cream cheese. Spread the other half of the pound cake with Nutella.
  • Place Nutella cake over top of cream cheese side (like a sandwich). Immidiately wrap cake tightly in foil, place back into loaf pan, and refrigerate 2 hrs or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, cut into 6 wide slices then cut the slices in half (making 12 pieces total).

Nutrition

Serving: 61g | Calories: 259.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 15.4g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 70.8mg | Sodium: 149.1mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 13.4g

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