In Spain people usually eat Nocilla instead of Nutella, it's similar but a thousand times worse and I just don't like it, I can eat it but it's something I don't enjoy. It wasn't until I went to Michigan that I found out I love Nutella. But wait, I don't just love it, I have an obsession with Nutella. Seriously, it's sick. I can eat spoonfuls of it and never get tired. I'm the only one that eats it at home and I can finish it in two days... You can imagine it's pretty dangerous for my well-being.
That's why I talked to my mother a few years ago and asked her to, for my own health, buy Nutella only once a year. So what I do is that I wait for my exams or a very depressing moment of my year and go ahead and buy it. This year, strangely enough, I had forgotten all about it during my January exams so I hadn't used yet my only-once-a-year jar.
Then, yesterday, I found out there is a World Nutella Day, and that I had miss it. Bummer!
Oh well... to tell you the truth I didn't actually care. As soon as I saw this recipe in Food and wine I knew I had to do it and use my one chance. I literally run to the store and got it (as well as tons of other stuff... once I go I just can't stop myself).
This recipe calls for a full jar of Nutella and even I thought that was too much (specially with all the butter the cake already had), so I only used half of it. Big mistake. I couldn't really taste the Nutella. In the end everybody loved it, everybody but me. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great cake, I just had very high expectations, for me it was way too sweet and, again because I didn't put the amount necessary, the cake didn't have the swirl either.
Now, down to the real problem, I'm kind of confused because I bought the Nutella but I'm really only going to eat half of the jar since I gave the cake to some friends.... I still have to figure out if I'm or not allowed to buy another one! Tough decision....