Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!
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Hazelnut Pound Cake Pudding

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Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

One of my favorite things to do is take a classic recipe and make a few small tweaks to either expand the flavor or to simplify things.

(Most of the time, it’s to simplify.)

Bread pudding is a timeless dessert that’s perfect for using up stale, leftover baguette or Italian bread.

The ingredients are minimal, and typically can be found as staples in your fridge or pantry: eggs, milk, vanilla, spices.

But, the there are two potential problems with bread pudding:

1. The bread pudding can turn out dry.

2. Waiting for the bread to become “stale” can take up to 24 hours.

So, what to do?

Well, I decided to toss the idea of “bread” out the window.

Instead, I used pound cake for my bread pudding. It’s moist, and sweet and lacks the chewy texture of fresh, unstale bread.

I also thought about traditional flavors. Vanilla and cinnamon are often used in bread puddings—yum! —but what if I used hazelnut coffee creamer as a flavor boost, too?

Fabulous idea, my friends. Fabulous!

First you slice the store-bought pound cake into 1-inch cubes. You could make your own pound cake, but really…

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Next the milk, eggs, vanilla and hazelnut coffee creamer are whisked together in a mixing bowl.

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Mmmm… Hazelnut!

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

The egg and milk mixture is poured over the pound cake, and then left to sit for 10 minutes in a medium mixing bowl.

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Softened butter and brown sugar are mixed together with a fork.

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

After those 10 minutes are up, the pound cake is poured into a buttered baking dish.

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

The brown sugar and butter mixture gets dotted on top. (Hungry yet?)

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

It’s baked at 350°F for about forty-five minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the center is set.

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Goes great with a dollop of whipped cream, but make sure to let it sit for fifteen minutes before serving!

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

 

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Hazelnut Pound Cake Pudding

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup liquid hazelnut coffee creamer
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 1-quart baking dish with butter or non-stick spray, and then set it aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, milk, hazelnut coffee creamer and vanilla. Add the pound cake cubes and let them soak for 10 minutes.
  • Use a fork to combine the butter and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Pour the soaked pound cake into the baking dish, and then top it with dollops of the brown sugar and butter mixture.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the hazelnut pound cake pudding is bubbly around the edges and set in the center.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes before serving with a whipped cream garnish.
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    Think of this hazelnut pound cake pudding as traditional bread pudding with a modern sweet and velvety twist!

    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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