World Nutella Day Recipes: Clusters, Mousse and Cupcakes!

February 4th, 2008 · Tags: Blog Event · Chocolate · Dessert · Food · Nutella Day · Recipe

Tomorrow, February 5th, is World Nutella Day! You can still participate by posting something on your blog before midnight tonight and sending it to nutelladay [at] nutelladay [dot] com.

I bought a 750g jar of Nutella this weekend and vowed to experiment with some recipes until it was gone! Here are my recipes for World Nutella Day.

These are probably the most dangerous concoctions of the three. So simple to make and so very easy to eat. Use with caution – do not try this at home alone. You will eat them all.

Nutella and Mixed Nut Cereal Clusters Recipe

3-4 cups Cornflakes (or other breakfast cereal)
Mixed roasted nuts, chopped
Nutella (about 250g)
Dark Chocolate (about 100g)
Pat butter

  1. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler. Add Nutella and stir until well mixed together. Add a pat of butter and melt in.
  2. Take off the heat. In a big bowl, mix nuts, cereal and chocolate mix until well covered. Add more cereal if necessary.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or use a Silpat like me), make little mountains of the mixture. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour to set up.

Nutella and Mixed Nut Cereal Clusters Recipe

Nutella and Fresh Ginger Mousse Recipe

adapted from “La classica Mousse” of Sale e Pepe. You might also want some Fresh Ginger tips from Steamy Kitchen to prepare the ginger for this dish.

250g Nutella
4 eggs, separated
Pinch salt
30g sugar
30g butter, softened
4t. water
2T. fresh ginger, finely chopped or pureed

  1. In a double boiler, melt the Nutella and water until thoroughly melted. Add softened butter and mix thoroughly. Take off heat.
  2. Separate the eggs while the mixture cools down. After it has cooled down, add one egg yolk at a time to the mix, incorporating it fully. Add the fresh ginger and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites with 30g of sugar until you have stiff white peaks. Fold the egg whites slowly into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mousse into glass cups or bowls to set up in the fridge or freezer.

This mousse was best eaten from the freezer as the Nutella made it set up a bit soft. If I make this again, I’ll try the variation the recipe mentions (2 eggs instead of 4 and some milk) or try one like David‘s custard-based one as it was quite rich.

Nutella and Fresh Ginger Mousse Recipe

Drunken Devil’s Food Espresso Cupcakes with Nutella Filling

Ingredients on Drunken Devil’s Food Espresso Cupcakes recipe
Nutella
Powdered sugar
Hazelnuts or chocolate espresso beans

  1. Make the cupcakes as directed on my post Drunken Devil’s Food Espresso Cupcakes.
  2. When the cupcakes have cooled enough to handle, cut the top off of the cupcake. On a flat surface, use a tiny cookie cutter (such as a heart or star) to cut out a shape in the very middle of the cupcake top. Alternatively, you could use a sharp knife to cut a small circle in the top or core the cupcake entirely and fill and with Nutella! Sprinkle powdered sugar on the cupcake top.
  3. On the cupcake, slather a thick layer of Nutella, piling more in the center where the cutout shape will be.
  4. Place the cupcake top back on. If necessary, use a Ziploc bag and pipe some more Nutella into the middle. Garnish with a whole hazelnut or chocolate coffee bean.

Drunken Devil's Food Espresso Cupcakes with Nutella Filling

Drunken Devil's Food Espresso Cupcakes with Nutella Filling

Michelle from Bleeding Espresso and I are waiting for your World Nutella Day entries!

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  • 1
    Jill // Feb 4, 2008 at 7:47 am

    What great ideas, you certainly have inspired me! I have enjoyed reading your blog… Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my Sicily. You do have to take another trip down here, there is so much to see…

  • 2
    bleeding espresso // Feb 4, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Ooh you know that last one has my heart :)

  • 3
    Pasticerra // Feb 4, 2008 at 10:37 am

    The cupcakes look mighty tempting….

  • 4
    Shelley // Feb 4, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I really want to try those first ones, seems so easy, and any guarantee that I’ll eat them all if I’m home alone is enough for me!!

    Your blog is looking great, by the way. The photos in the sidebar are stunning and I love the way you have things organized. Bravissima!

  • 5
    Beatriz // Feb 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    These cupcakes sure look good, I will have to try them soon.

  • 6
    angie // Feb 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Ciao Sara! Where do I pick the Nutella badge? Pleaaaaase tell me!
    grazie 1000 :)

  • 7
    Jul // Feb 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Man those look good, and I don’t even like Nutella!

  • 8
    nyc/caribbean ragazza // Feb 4, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    sigh!

  • 9
    JennDZ_The Leftover Queen // Feb 4, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    These are looking great! I love World Nutella Day!

  • 10
    anna l'americana // Feb 4, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    The clusters look lethal in that I always have those ingredients handy and could very well make them without realizing what I have done!!!! Re the cupcakes: Could you possibly get any more Nutella in there? “If necessary….” I’m still laughing!

  • 11
    Stef // Feb 4, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I had no idea there was such a holiday! I fully support it. Your recipes look great!

  • 12
    Eryn // Feb 5, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Oh My Gosh!!!! those cupcakes are absolutely sinful looking. and I’d have to say that out of all the nutella recipes i’ve surfed recently THOSE are speaking to me the most.

    I’m a bit new to your blog…..but have to ask! Do you take pictures of food for a living, if not you should. They’re amazing……I know firsthand how very hard it is to take appealing pictures of food items.

    very impessed in Texas :-o

  • 13
    Jan Richards // Feb 5, 2008 at 5:43 am

    I laughed out loud at your commentary…”Do not try this at home alone. You will eat them all!” They look wonderful, and I will try them in a group, per your advice. Thanks so much. Will celebrate World Nutella Day in some way.

  • 14
    miriam // Feb 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I have to say these are all delicious!!! mmmmmmmm….nutella……

  • 15
    alessandra // Feb 12, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I wanted to share my Peter Pan Nutella birthday cake’s recipe…is it too late ?
    Here the recipe http://cookinginrome.blogspot.com/2008/02/peter-pan-birthday-cake-torta-di.html

  • 16
    finnyknits // Feb 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Sara! Those cupcakes look incredible!

    And, not surprisingly, I still have some Nutella left from the giant tub that Shelley sent me last year. So, maybe some cupcakes in our future?…

    Sorry I didn’t take part in WND this year – we were halfway to Steamboat Springs for our yearly ski trip when I realized AACK! I forgot my travel Nutella!

    Next year…

  • 17
    Geeta // Apr 21, 2008 at 3:46 am

    As a variation you could try diluting the nutella with some warm milk. This mixture can then be filled into a piping bag with a wide (ish) tip and injected inside the cupcakes. Finish by frosting the top as you would a regular cupcake. This technique is always a BIG hit (irrespective of the flavor)with people of all ages. Just imagine the surprise when they bite into the cupcake and find a creamy center!

  • 18
    Emilie // Mar 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    hello,

    I am willing to get in touch with you regarding a new website we are launching, called Fairy Cakes, and dedicated to…cupcakes of course!
    Would it be possible for you to send me an email so that I can explain everything :)

    Thanks a lot, I am looking foward to your email

  • 19
    francisco pinheiro // Jun 15, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Adorei as imagens dos alimentos, estao bem produzidas,
    congratutions!!!

    (From Google Translate: I loved the pictures of food, are properly produced, congratutions!)

  • 20
    Anthony // Dec 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    i trying a cashew butter blended with Nutella and cashew nuts on a butter cookie dipped in dark and white chocolate… i agree about dont make these at home alone..lol

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