Nutella & Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake & an Online Bake Sale

I’ve been on a Nutella kick recently – I’m blaming it on the fact that it was on sale at my grocery store and not the fact that it is so creamy, delicious, and addicting.  Normally, I would try to ignore these beautiful jars at the store, but because they were on sale I grabbed 2 without even blinking (my sugar reflexes are amazing).  I recently came across a Nutella swirl pound cake recipe from Food and Wine magazine that I’ve made before (pre-blog days).  I decided to add some raspberry sauce to this recipe and make a Nutella & Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake.  I also decided this would be the perfect recipe to auction off on Steph’s Bite By Bite online bake sale!

Steph is running a marathon to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Online bidding for a vast array of delicious goodies (including my Nutella & Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake) will begin on January 31.  Check out what Steph has to say about her online bake sale:

“I’m preparing to hold my first big fundraising even for my Team in Training goal! As many of you know I have signed up to run the San Diego Rock n Roll marathon with Team in Training on June 5th. I have a personal fundraising goal of $1,900 all to benefit the efforts to help battle a variety of blood diseases.  On Monday, January 31, 2011 I will be hosting an online bake sale to help me reach my goal.  I am looking for anyone who is willing to donate baked goodies to be auctioned off on at the bake sale. All money raised will go directly to Team in Training to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The deadline to submit an item is Thursday, January 27th.  Please email me at stephsbitebybite (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in participating.”

Since I ran a marathon back in 2006, I know how much physical and mental work goes into not only training for the marathon itself, but fundraising for your cause.  You literally spend months beating your body up running while also trying to reach your fundraising goal.  I’m always so happy when people decide to run races for a cause because I know how rewarding the experience can truly be.  Help Steph reach her goal by donating a baked good to her auction or visiting Steph’s Bite By Bite on Monday, January 31st to bid on some of these tasty treats!!!!

In other news, I was invited by Sweet As Sugar Cookies to be a part of her Sweets for a Saturday. Check out all the delicious recipes on her website!

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  1. Dissolve cornstarch in water in a small bowl.
  2. In a small sauce pan, add frozen raspberries, jam, and cornstarch mix.
  3. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil and thickens.
  4. Set aside to cool


  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting pan
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Raspberry Sauce (see instructions above)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° and grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the 1 1/2 cups of flour with the baking powder and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  6. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, beating at low speed between additions until just incorporated. Continue to beat for 30 seconds longer.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the Nutella and the milk to thin out consistency (this will make it easier to spread and swirl the Nutella)
  8. Spread one-fourth of the batter in the prepared pan, then spread half of the Nutella on top. (Using a butter knife, swirl the batter and Nutella.)
  9. Top with another fourth of the batter and then spread the cooled raspberry sauce over (Using a butter knife, swirl the raspberry sauce and batter).
  10. Repeat step 8.
  11. Top with the remaining batter.
  12. Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 5-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

Yield: 1 loaf



Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

37 responses to “Nutella & Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake & an Online Bake Sale

  1. The same thing usually happens to me when I see condensed milk on sale :))
    Nice cake, was really worth to buy those Nutellas 🙂

  2. Wow this sounds amazing! I love nutella and raspberries, I can only imagine what they taste like together. Thanks for your awesome recipe 🙂

  3. Oh YUM! Love me Nutella!!!

  4. I am really bad because I buy the 2-pack of big jars from Costco. This looks like the perfect recipe to use up some of my stash.

  5. I don’t buy nutella because I would just eat the whole jar with a spoon! This does look delish though!!

  6. Mom Kenyon

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious. The swirls of hazelnut and raspberry are an awesome pairing. Beautiful recipe, thank you!!

  7. You had me a Raspberry…lol. This sounds like a seriously delicious pound cake and I like the combination of the nutella with the raspberry!

  8. I never thought to combine nutella with raspberry but what a perfect combo! This looks delicious! I’m kind of glad I’m not in the office this week in case you brought this in…. i dont think i could resist!

  9. Hello delicious! I love that so many nutella recipes are out there right now, that stuff is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  10. It really looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

  11. Oh my yummy goodness!!! This looks so amazingly delicious! I would totally big on that. I know what I’m making next week for dessert!

  12. I am a fan of both nutella and raspberry, this would be perfect.

  13. Liss

    I don’t think I have ever baked with Nutella before. I’ll have to try this! It looks delicious. Nice job!

  14. Liz @ Blog is the New Black

    I wouldn’t pass up a Nutella sale, either. Nutella is a new obsession of mine. I ate an entire jar of it last weekend. GROSS! Or delicious?!

  15. It is an hour to dinner but I am absolutely starving… I thnk I will go and indulge in a spoonful of Nutella now. I wonder where I got the idea from… :p

  16. I NEVER see Nutella on sale! You are a lucky person! LOL! And the pound cake looks wonderful!

  17. That sounds delicious. Nutella is so versatile and goes well in Everything!

  18. Gorgeous! Everyone seems to be Nutella-happy in food blog world, but I really think this pound cake is one of the best uses of the nutella that I’ve seen! Great job!

  19. You had me at Nutella. This sounds divine!

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  21. You’ve seriously tempted me with this recipe…I have two un-opened jars of Nutella hanging out in my kitchen cabinet. They’re begging to be used, and my stomach is begging for some pound cake! This looks fantastic, especially with the addition of raspberry. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great weekend 🙂

  22. Raspberry pound cake sounds divine enough…add nutella and wow! 🙂

  23. Good luck! I’m sure your bake sale will go smoothly; who wouldn’t want a piece of this raspberry pound cake? Love it and the Nutella makes it even better!

  24. What a delicious choice for a flavor combo. This pound cake sounds fantastic. I have a new linky on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up or another sweet treat if you wish.

  25. Amy

    I had to check this one out when I saw nutella and berries…what a heavenly combo! Beautiful bread, this sounds amazing!

  26. I wish you luck with the marathon. Your loaf is just perfect… I am in Nutella Heaven.

  27. Thank you so much for coming by and linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I truly appreciate your support. Hope that you’ll be able to join in again next week. By then, I’ll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

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  29. This is one of my favorite cakes…I can’t wait to try it with the raspberry

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