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Nutella Swirl Butter Cake

photo of a loaf of Nutella Swirl Butter Cake

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.
close-up photo of Nutella Swirl Butter Cake
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.
overhead photo of a loaf of Nutella Swirl Butter Cake in a pan
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.
photo of slices of bread on a plate
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.
photo of bread slices on a plate with a jar of nutella in the background

Nutella Swirl Butter Cake

Servings: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
I love butter cakes because they are simple, no-fuss, and taste delicious. This version has a swirl of Nutella baked in for an extra bit of sweetness.


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


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. 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.


Recipe slightly adapted from Cook Republic

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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14 comments on “Nutella Swirl Butter Cake”

  1. Yay for the recipe! Now I can make it too! 🙂 That was a delicious butter cake!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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.

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