04 February 2008

when boyworld & world nutella day collide...

...what do you get??
lots of brown...footballs & nutella have something in common!!
a sugar-high super bowl football frenzy...add a little fire (s'mores with somthing more!!...spread nutella on the graham cracker, add the toasted marshmellow~~yummy!!)...don't forget an element of danger, for good measure!i even penned a haiku...prompted by all the sweetness of the day...

nutella
baked into sweet surprise
halftime treat!nutella filled chocolate banana cupcakes with nutella cream cheese frosting

mix 1/3 c. packed brown sugar, 1/3 c. nutella & 1 egg together well & set aside
gently melt together 11 T. butter & 14 oz. chopped chocolate (i used ~10 oz. scharffen berger 70% dark & ~valhrona 4 oz...melted in the microwave with caution)
whisk together 1 1/3 c. sugar & 4 large eggs
add to egg mixture: 1 c. flour, 1/3 c. cocoa powder, 1/4 t. baking soda & 1/4 t. salt...mixing well
add melted chocolate to flour mixture
mash 2 ripe bananas & add to flour mixture
fill each cupcake liner 1/3 full with cake batter...add ~ 1T. nutella mix over batter...then top with more cake batter (to fill liner ~2/3 full)
bake 350 ~18-22 minutes

frosting
soften 16 oz. cream cheese, 2/3 c. nutella & 8 T. butter
beat til smooth
gradually add 4 c. confectioner's sugar & beat to spreading consistency
top each cupcake with a swirl...serve to hungry football fans...there will be none left!!a VERY BIG CHOCOLATY HAZELNUT thank you to this year's gracious hostesses...
Michelle - Bleeding Espresso
Sara - Ms. Adventures in Italy

11 comments:

Miss Eliza said...

Oh my WORD those look fabulous! Can you come to my house??

bleeding espresso said...

I am *so* coming to your house one of these Super Bowl Sundays....

Thanks so much for participating :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

I just read about nutella day over in Bleeding Espresso :-) Cute.
I love chocolate, but never as nutella.....

Maryann said...

Oh Nutella! How I love thee.
You've got me craving it now. Thanks. haha
I wanted to participate in this event but was too late. Maybe next time :)

Karina said...

Those look delicious! You know, I've never had Nutella...I might look for it at the grocery store tonight.

qualcosa di bello said...

miss eliza...i would love to!!

sognatrice...please do...but make sure i'm not at miss eliza's first ;)

britt-arnhild...you've never had nutella?? oh my it is so yummy!

maryann...i would LOVE to see what you could dream up with nutella!

karina...yes, i recommend that you do pick some of that total goodness in a jar right away!

joe@italyville.com said...

If those taste 1/2 as good as they look... you should sell them. or send them to me:)Nice job. Joe

erin said...

these look so good...especially with that fluffy frosting! Thanks for including me on your blog list side menu! I just noticed that.

...now when we get an oven again I'll have to try these :)

Claudia said...

I'm not fond of nutella, but they look delicious!
No timefor baking during my "exam season"...sic!

Anonymous said...

Haikus have a 5-7-5 syllable structure. Not 3-6-3.

qualcosa di bello said...

silly anonymous...it's my blog i have the awesome privilege of writing my poetry just as i like. oh & please if you would like to be a critic, at least have the courage to identify yourself! all God's blessings on you!