I really love butter cakes. They are simple, no-fuss, and taste delicious.

I’ve been eating them since I was a kid and I can’t remember a time I didn’t love them.

I recently made this butter cake for a potluck. This recipe I came across was easy to follow and make in a short amount of time. You mix everything together with a mixer, swirl in the Nutella, and in the oven it goes.

I did simplify things a bit as the recipe required organic eggs and churned butter. I didn’t use those and it still turned out fine.

I couldn’t resist a slice right away. You know, for taste testing reasons. This was lovely and the Nutella acts almost as a spread on the butter cake. I’ll have to make this recipe again for my family sometime.

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Nutella Swirl Butter Cake


150g unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk (I used fat free)
1/8 tsp salt
4 tablespoons Nutella


Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 9 inch loaf pan.

Combine all ingredients except Nutella in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for approximately 4 minutes until combined and smooth.

Pour mixture into the loaf pan. Drop the Nutella on top, placing the 4 tbsp in different places. Use knife and make figure eights until Nutella is swirled into batter. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes until knife inserted comes out clean.

Slightly Adapted from Cook Republic


14 Responses to “Nutella Swirl Butter Cake”

  1. caninecologne — November 29, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Yay for the recipe! Now I can make it too! :) That was a delicious butter cake!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 29th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

      Sorry I didn’t get you the recipe sooner! It slipped my mind until last night when I was typing this up!

  2. Peggy — November 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I haven’t had a butter cake in ages – looks like I’ve already got all the ingredients on hand, so I know what I’m doing for the rest of the afternoon!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 30th, 2012 @ 11:25 am

      Hope you enjoy!

  3. Connie — December 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This looks delicious! I wonder if it will work with chocolate peanut butter rather than Nutella. I don’t have any Nutella on hand at the moment…if you can believe that!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 3rd, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

      Hmm, I think it should work!

  4. Kay — December 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    All of your Nutella recipes look so good, including this one!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 4th, 2012 @ 9:44 am


  5. Piovonopolpette — December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I tried it tonight and it smells sooo delicious… Love your blog!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 12th, 2012 @ 2:12 pm


  6. Nannette — August 10, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I baked this last week and it was so good!! Thank you for this lovely recipe

    • Kirbie replied: — August 10th, 2013 @ 7:47 am

      Aw, so glad you liked it!

  7. Cass — December 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Your blog has some amazing recipes. So far all the ones I’ve tried have turned out great. Can’t wait to try this tonight.

    • Kirbie replied: — December 30th, 2014 @ 1:36 am

      I’m glad you are enjoying!

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