Nutella Skillet Brownies

by cakeduchess on September 21, 2010 · 9 comments

Nutella is amazing. It is so amazing and fabulous that it should have its own national holiday. Kids should stay home from school to honor Nutella. It is that delicious.
I urge you to make these Nutella Brownies right now. This second. Go buy some Nutella. Most local grocery stores carry it in the jam section right next to the peanut butter.
When I first open a jar of Nutella, my eyes glaze over. I swear they do! My heart rate increases and I begin smiling ridiculously. I remember all the Nutella sandwiches I ate when I was little in Sicily.

Now I know you are supposed to mix the whole recipe in the skillet and that is the beauty of the recipe. I mix mine in the mixing bowl and then put it into the skillet. You don’t have to butter/flour the skillet because it is a cast iron skillet and it’s supposed to be seasoned. If you are using a regular non-stick, oven-proof skillet, you don’t have to butter/flour it because you melt the butter in the pan for the recipe. I guess I’m just a really messy mixer and don’t want to lose a drop of this delicious concoction.

Nutella makes you smile. That is why it deserves a national holiday.
Make these brownies and smile. They are super easy and  yummy. Make your friends smile. Bring them Nutella brownies.

1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Nutella
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Melt the butter in the cast iron skillet (or non-stick, oven-proof skillet) on top of stove on medium-low heat. I used an 8 inch cast iron skillet.  In  a small bowl, combine the flour and cocoa powder. When the butter has melted, pour it into a medium sized metal mixing bowl. Add the sugar to the melted butter and beat until combines. Next, beat the eggs, vanilla, and salt into the butter mixture until  smooth. Mix in the flour/cocoa powder mixture. Fold in the 3 tablespoons of Nutella. Refrain from eating the Nutella off the measuring spoons.
Spread the batter into the cast iron skillet and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
These brownies are very moist. You can be assured that it is not going to be dry. Look at all the butter and Nutella that you put in it!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

gigabiting September 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

One can never have too many recipes that use Nutella.


Ana - El dia mas dulce September 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm

You have a blog so cute!
My english isn’t good but I follow you, I traslate in spanish.


Cake Duchess September 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Gracias Ana!I am happy you like My blog.:)


A SPICY PERSPECTIVE September 23, 2010 at 2:48 am

Nutella rules! The brownies sound incredible!


Carole September 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm

FYI–Nutella DOES have its own day. . .

February 5 is World Nutella Day!

And I learned from this article by LA Weekly that Nutella tastes differently depending on where it was manufactured:


The Mom Chef September 25, 2010 at 2:41 am

I just saw a few recipes with Nutella and this is honestly the first time I’ve really heard about it at all. Never tasted the stuff. Now you guys are making me think that I’ve been missing something. I’ll have to give these a try. They look excellent.


Cake Duchess September 26, 2010 at 2:05 am

You really have to try Nutella. It is fabulous and you will become addicted to its yumminess. :)


BakingWithoutaBox February 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I keep coming back to this one to lust and have never commented. Shame on me. Can’t decide which I love more? That you did it in a cast iron skillet or the Nutella. Just a wonderful recipe.


Marnely Rodriguez May 20, 2011 at 2:57 am

Oh my god, I want this NOW. Good things are cooked in skillets: fried chicken, cornbread, bacon and now Nutella brownies?! Heaven save me!


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