Nutella Swirl Coffee Cake

Today is one of those dreary, rainy days where I just want to stay inside and bake. Coffee cake is perfect for those days, and it’s one of my favorite things to make for breakfast or brunch. It’s quick to whip up, it’s forgiving, and you can do a number of things to transform it into something a little more elegant – add a crumbly top, drizzle on a glaze, or simply dust it with powdered sugar. However, I don’t think this coffee cake requires any of those things (although you certainly can add them if you desire). The rich, nutty flavor of the nutella speaks for itself, making it a decidedly unfussy cake to serve for a mid-morning snack. Serve with coffee, tea, or a tall glass of milk. Enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 12 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup nutella

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10×4″ bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

Add in the vanilla and eggs, beating for about two minutes.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternately with the yogurt until well-blended.

Layer 1/3 of the batter in the pan, and then drizzle 1/3 of the nutella on top. I put mine my nutella in the microwave for about 20 seconds so that it was easier to drizzle. Swirl with a knife. Repeat two more times.

Bake 45 minutes to an hour or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Let cool before removing from the pan. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil.

26 Responses to “Nutella Swirl Coffee Cake”

  1. 1 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    This looks like the perfect breakfast, teatime snack, or dessert! I canNOT wait to make. :)

  2. 2 Sarah Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    That swirl of Nutella looks delicious!

  3. 3 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Unfussy cake is my favorite kind of cake. :O)

  4. 4 Blog is the New Black Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I love your for all your nutella recipes!

  5. 5 stephchows Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    This sounds like heaven!!

  6. 6 Candice Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds like such a great breakfast treat! =) I can’t wait to try it.

  7. 7 Ashley {Kitchen Meets Girl} Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Coffee cake is one of my favorites…and so is Nutella! =) What a great combo! I might have to make this for a special breakfast this weekend.

  8. 8 Becca- cookie jar treats Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I will definitely be enjoying this with a glass of milk. This looks really delicious:)

  9. 9 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    This looks so yummy! Although to be honest…my Nutella rarely makes it into baked goods, because I’m more prone to eat it from the jar with a spoon :)

  10. 10 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Yep, today totally would have been a good stay inside and bake day! I love the thought of this cake – and it uses Greek yogurt, yay!

  11. 11 Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:22 am

    That’s a cake for me. I LOVE Nutella! Will be baked soon. Thanks!!

  12. 12 E Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Oh yea, this is getting made tomorrow. Except I use Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter instead of Nutella, which has way less sugar, so hopefully the recipe works out the same! Thanks for sharing and I’ll post up the results of what happens when I make it, up on my blog, and link back to yours =)

  13. 13 Jaan Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 am

    This looks so gooooood! Anything with chocolate, especially Nutella in it will be in my oven soon. Thanks for sharing.

  14. 14 Deb Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    An exceptional coffee cake! Such a delightful avenue for Nutella in the morning!

  15. 15 Jenna Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The picture of the sugar + butter + vanilla + eggs is actually making me salivate more than the coffee cake! I want to eat it with a spoon.

  16. 16 Gigi Says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I can’t wait to make this tomorrow!!! I forgot the Greek yogurt. A quick stop tommorow to pick some up. This looks amazing!!! Keep the Nutella recipes coming..

  17. 17 Mireia Says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Take out the coffee and I’m totally in!!!

  18. 18 Cooking on a Dime Says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Nutella and coffee cake get in my belly! Sounds awesome!

  19. 19 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen Says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I could eat at least 3 slices of that right now! Looks wonderful!

  20. 20 Gigi Says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Just made the coffeecake!!! Yummy in the tummy!!

  21. 21 Raina Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I love Nutella and mixed in a coffee cake…wow… my taste buds would be very happy:)

  22. 22 megan @ whatmegansmaking Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I love coffee cake, but so far I’ve only made a cinnamon streusel version. This one sounds great!

  23. 23 Megan @ Country Cleaver Says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I can’t process that much amazingness so early in the morning… *drool*

  24. 24 Elizabeth Says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nutella in a coffee cake. what could be better?

  25. 25 Ani Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I made this last night for the bible study group that meets at my place. Everybody loved it! Delicious & so so easy to make!

  26. 26 Kristi Says:
    February 7th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    How do I pin this? I know that’s a lame question, but I guess I’m missing the button?

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