Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pumpkin Nutella Earthquake Cake

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!


For all of us in America, it's election day.  I thought today, of all days, we could ALL use a piece of cake. :) So this was the perfect time to share my latest Earthquake Cake recipe - Pumpkin Nutella Earthquake Cake!

This one is loosely based on my Nutella Chip Pumpkin Bread.  Same flavors, different method. I love the pairing of Nutella and pumpkin - it's just a natural combination of richness and spice.  And this actually ended up being my easiest Earthquake Cake recipe yet - all of the parts of the recipe are basically already made for you!


This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

Start with the main players...

Ingredients
1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 14oz can pumpkin puree
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 13oz jar Nutella (The one pictured is the bigger one...if you're like me, you buy this stuff in bulk.)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

First, combine your cake mix, pumpkin, butter, and eggs.  Spread mixture in a large (9x13") baking dish.

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

Next, microwave your Nutella for 10-15 seconds, just to make it spoonable (is that a word?).  Spoon 8-10 large dollops over your cake mix.

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

Add the chocolate chips...

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

....and the pecans.

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

Then, stir!  You don't want to stir this one very much...I didn't add a frosting after baking, so I liked having bigger chunks of Nutella hidden in the cake.  As always, make sure you swirl it all the way to the edges of the pan.

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350°, until cake mix parts of the cake are set.

This Earthquake Cake recipe combines the flavors of pumpkin, Nutella, pecans, and chocolate.  This looks like such a delicious and easy recipe!

This very well might be my favorite Earthquake Cake recipe yet.  If you're looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that's a little different and super comforting, you've got it!

Here's the printable version...



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Pumpkin Nutella Earthquake Cake
This is a rich and comforting cake that's perfect for a potluck or holiday dessert!
Ingredients
  • 1 Box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 14oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 13oz jar Nutella
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • chocolate chips 1.5 cups
Instructions
Combine cake mix, pumpkin, butter, and eggs. Spread mixture in a large (9x13") baking dish.
Microwave Nutella for 10-15 seconds, just to make it spoonable. Spoon 8-10 large dollops over your cake mix.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips and the pecans over the cake mixture.
Lightly stir. You don't want to stir this one very much...I didn't add a frosting after baking, so I liked having bigger chunks of Nutella hidden in the cake. As always, make sure you swirl it all the way to the edges of the pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350°, until cake mix parts of the cake are set.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16-20 servings

Check out my other Earthquake Cake recipes by clicking the images below!