nutelladayWorld Nutella Day is almost upon us. Celebrate this sweet holiday on February 7 by baking a Nutella-inspired dessert—gooey chocolate pudding cakes.

World Nutella Day Dessert

As February is finally upon us, it’s time to get ready for World Nutella Day!

The holiday was founded on February 5, 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American blogger who developed a love for the sweet spread while living in Italy. Back then, Nutella was only popular in the Italian market, so Sara would often have to bring jars of it on the plane with her when she went home to the U.S. To increase its popularity across the pond, she reached out to her friend and fellow blogger, Shelley Ruelle, and together they hosted the first World Nutella Day.

Many fans of the chocolate-hazelnut spread joined in the festivities by sharing Nutella photos and recipes on social media. The day went viral and is now celebrated by hundreds of people all over the world. In addition, the spread is now sold in over 75 countries.

While there are many ways to celebrate World Nutella Day, perhaps the most delicious is to indulge in a yummy Nutella dessert like these Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cakes. With Nutella as one of its main ingredients, you can’t go wrong!

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cakes
• ½ cup all-purpose flour
• ¼ cup sugar
• ¾ teaspoon baking powder
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ⅓ cup milk
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• ¼ cup Nutella
• ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate pieces
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• ¾ cup boiling water

For Serving:
• Coffee-flavored or vanilla ice cream
• Sliced strawberries
• Unsweetened cocoa powder

For further instructions on how to prepare this dish, click here. Don’t forget to share a photo of your creation and use the hashtag #worldnutelladay when you are done baking!

If you are looking for more fun ways to celebrate, go to the holiday’s official website and follow its official Facebook page to keep up with the day’s festivities.