Rating: 4 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Whisk together flour and baking powder in a bowl. Cream together sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in yogurt. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla bean paste. Slowly add flour mixture, beating on low speed and taking care not to overmix batter.

  • Warm chocolate-hazelnut spread in the microwave at 360 W until warm but not bubbling, about 1 minute. Stir and check consistency. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if necessary.

  • Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the prepared loaf pan. Pour in 2/3 of chocolate-hazelnut spread in a swirl over the batter. Pour in remaining batter and swirl remaining spread over the top. Use a bamboo skewer to create more swirls by running the skewer through the batter in a circular motion. Take care not to stir the mixture, but simply create a marbled design.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 28.8g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 52.9mg; sodium 94.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
I substituted so much for ingredients I didn t have that I can t give less than 5 stars for my mess but since no one else had reviewed it I felt I should say something. I ran out of AP flour so I used 3/4 C AP and 1T coconut flour. With the coconut flour I should have used an extra egg but I only brought 3 to room temp so I added 2T of milk. No Nutella so I mixed shaved dark choc with peanut butter melted in Microwave. I also added 1/4 tsp salt to batter and a dash to swirl. I found the 4 oz vanilla yogurt cup I used was not quite 1/2 c liquid measure so I added 1T from another container. In the end my center/bottom of loaf was dense like it had fallen. I probably overmixed the batter after adding the flour and maybe a 4th egg vs milk would have worked better with the coconut flour. The corners of the loaf with no choc swirl had a good texture and a tangy good taste so I think it would have been great if I had truly followed the recipe. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2020
I made this pound cake as part of a breakfast menu. It wasn't bad but I felt it was a bit on the dry side especially the Nutella. I followed the recipe as described. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
I substituted so much for ingredients I didn t have that I can t give less than 5 stars for my mess but since no one else had reviewed it I felt I should say something. I ran out of AP flour so I used 3/4 C AP and 1T coconut flour. With the coconut flour I should have used an extra egg but I only brought 3 to room temp so I added 2T of milk. No Nutella so I mixed shaved dark choc with peanut butter melted in Microwave. I also added 1/4 tsp salt to batter and a dash to swirl. I found the 4 oz vanilla yogurt cup I used was not quite 1/2 c liquid measure so I added 1T from another container. In the end my center/bottom of loaf was dense like it had fallen. I probably overmixed the batter after adding the flour and maybe a 4th egg vs milk would have worked better with the coconut flour. The corners of the loaf with no choc swirl had a good texture and a tangy good taste so I think it would have been great if I had truly followed the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2021
I turned out pretty good. It is rich. The only thing I did differently was add about a 1/4 of a stick of butter. Some other reviews said theirs were dry and I thought maybe a little butter might help?? It probably added to the richness. Mine was not quite as pretty as her cake is. It was the first cake I have ever baked. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2020
I made this pound cake as part of a breakfast menu. It wasn't bad but I felt it was a bit on the dry side especially the Nutella. I followed the recipe as described. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2020
there was another review which I agree with in regards to the bread itself was a little on the dry side, the bread itself is flavorful, I would probably try adding additional cream cheese or yogurt to increase moistness Read More