Easy Peasy Swirled Nutella Cake – Kids’ Baking

One of those rainy half term days my girls have decided that they will be making their favourite Murzynek – Polish chocolate cake, just to find out (half way when butter was already melted and sugar measured) that there is only bread flour and no cocoa powder and in the house. They decided to make it anyway… minus the cocoa powder, instead they topped cake batter with generous amount of Nutella and then swirled everything with a skewer. The cake came out really delicious! It is amazing how sometimes recipes that happen by coincidence are turning out to be the best…

Nutella cake recipe Nutella swirl cake


  • 2½ cups strong / bread flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 3 large – 4 small eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1½ cups golden caster sugar
  • 250 g of melted butter
  • about 200 g of Nutella

Nutella swirl cake uk easy recipe swirled chocolate cake


  • mixer
  • pastry brush
  • baking paper
  • 2 baking dishes (we have used one bread loaf tin and one round cake tin)
  • wooden skewer
  • microwavable jug


  1. Place butter bar in a jug and microwave for about 50 seconds until completely melted.
  2. Use a bit of melted butter and with a pastry brush grease baking trays, previously lined with baking paper, leave aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar an baking powder.
  4. Then add milk and eggs and turn the mixer on.
  5. Gradually pour in also the butter and mix a while longer.
  6. Share mixture to the baking tins.
  7. Top with dollops of Nutella, use skewer to make swirly patterns on the top of the cake.
  8. Bake in the the oven preheated to 160°C  (320°F) for about 50 minutes.
  9. Let the cake to cool down before sharing.

Makes about 18 – 20 servings.


If you have on hand replace  2 – 3 tbs of sugar with home-made vanilla sugar to make the cake even more tasty.

Ready cake should have cracks on the top, should be moist but not sticky inside, use skewer to check.

Swirled Nutella Cake taste good on it’s own, even better with some vanilla ice cream or custard on a side.

Looking for more easy Nutella Recipes? Then try Chocolate and Vanilla Pancake Cheesecake I previously made or Sarah’s gorgeous Nutella Swirl Loaf topped with Nutella and hazelnuts.

Your thoughts…

  1. This looks so delicious! I’ve never used bread flour in a cake. Will certainly try. Thanks for linking to my post.

  2. You’re an experienced baker, so of course it was going to be a success. ;-) Looks fab!

  3. This sounds so good! Would love to have a big slice of this with a cup of tea.

  4. Oh me, oh my…..!! Nutella in a cake form – I like it! I love how swirly the top comes out :)

  5. ooh we love Nutella and always have a pot in the house so may well have to try this gorgeous swirl cake out!

  6. I love the swirl on the top – this would definitely go down well with my kids.

  7. I don’t know how the original version looks like but this one with nutella seems perfect if you ask me :)

  8. This sounds really nice and something different to try. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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