Decisions, decisions.

The way I feel about peanut butter and Nutella is what I imagine it must feel like to have two children. I try very hard to love them equally, but each has its own unique personality and admirable qualities.

Peanut butter is the older child – displaying qualities of responsibility and natural leadership. Trusty ole PB can be counted on. I never have to worry about ordering dessert - I simply have to ask, "what do you have with peanut butter?" and I know he'll come through. He's mature. A rock.

Nutella, however, is the typical baby of the family. Always vying for attention. A little reckless. Happy-go-lucky. But charming and fun – and irresistible.

Peanut butter and I – we go way back. We've matured together. He made me what I am today. But Nutella has come in and rocked my world. And I'll never be the same.

You can see my dilemma.

That said, I don't really bake but I decided to try out a recipe sent to me by my lovely friend Lisa (Hi Lisa!). She was so thoughtful to forward it on, and I couldn't help but spend Monday evening playing hooky from the gym and playing favorites with my two greatest loves.

I present to you – Nutella Swirl Pound Cake, as listed on


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You are under strict instructions to pay zero attention to the amount of butter in this recipe. It's completely unimportant. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Ahh yes. The hero of our story. Sweet little Nutella. We'll get to you in a minute.

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Note for next time: APPARENTLY, there are better times to use the mixer than while the Cowboys are playing on Monday Night Football.

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Remember where you filed that part about the butter? Yeah. Put this little detail about the ENTIRE JAR OF NUTELLA in there with it.

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It KINDA looks like the photo in the recipe, right??

In case you're interested, I'm sorry to inform you that there is not much left of this particular batch of cake. I took most of it to work on Tuesday and it disappeared rather quickly. So that's something. And it's been quite a hit at home, too. I will definitely be printing this recipe and putting it in my file 'o favorites.

Anyone out there have a recipe that requires both peanut butter AND Nutella? Just in case I want to take both children on a little family vacation or something. 

5 thoughts on “Decisions, decisions.

  1. Butter, what butter? The way the game went Monday, a little treat at the end wouldn’t have hurt a bit.

  2. Yep….I will be making that this weekend! :)

  3. Um, I can’t believe I didn’t get to sample this delicacy. What am I, chopped liver? Or should I say, “What am I, peanut butter?”

  4. Okay. If there was any doubt that PW better watch her back, it’s been erased now with your first close-up-step-by-step pictures of making food. Next stop, book signing!

    PS. Not sure, but I THINK Nutella is making an appearance Sunday morning.

  5. I love that the cake got its own blog post. :-)
    And just tell Jeff…running the mixer during the Cowboys game will insure a sweet ending of some sort. The cowboys sure haven’t done that lately.

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