Ever since I went to Italy in 2005 I have been OBSESSED with Nutella. It baffles my husband that I go through a jar of Nutella so quickly when he doesn't eat it. I also love cake and have tried many times to create a successful cake ball. I have failed and failed, until I discovered a Nutella cake ball recipe from, www.bakedperfection.com.
Nutella Cake Balls
8 oz of Nutella
8 oz of melted milk chocolate (white chocolate would be good too)
1 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Immediately take half of the cake and put in a bowl combining it with the 8 oz of Nutella.
Stir together until well blended. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie dough sheet and let cool.
Once the Nutella balls are cool, melt chocolate stirring every 15 seconds to avoid burning. Dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate, decorate if desired.
Cool for a few hours.
If I were to do it over, I would probably use white chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Regardless, they are yummy!