N for Nutella Magic Cake

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I saw this delicious cake Nutella Magic Cake from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner and fell in love with it. It was one of its kind and I promptly bookmarked it.

I decided to make it for my daughter’s birthday!!

Now started the most difficult task…. hiding the Nutella!

Apeksha, my elder daughter does not like sweets but chocolates are not sweets and the bottle of Nutella is definitely not sweet, it’s a snack, pick me up; she can wade her way through the bottle in one day!!

I decided to shop and bake immediately, what better way then tell Apeksha herself  to shop for her cake!! By now she had seen the picture of the original and she wanted her cake. I know that was blackmail but whatever works… LOL!

She went shopping, for once with the list….

Seeing her enthusiasm I decided to bake the cake immediately. I forgot that it was the month of May and we have our rare power cuts.  So when the cake was all ready to go in the oven the power went off. My heart sank and I decided to wait it out praying…

Lucky for me the wait was short and I could bake my cake.

The cake was cut before the birthday and devoured these were the few pieces that I had to rescue for my pictures. There is no guarantee that the Nutella will be left alone again!

O by the way Pinay had sprinkled sugar on top of her cake mine never had a chance. Other than that I have made no change in the entire recipe. Thanks Pinay it was pronounced better than last years cake….


This is my entry to Blogging Marathon with alphabets under the alphabet N

Nutella Magic Cake

Recipe Source: Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner 


  • 4 eggs (white and yolk separated)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup Amul  butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk, lukewarm
  • 1 cup  Maida reduce 2 tblspn
  • 2 tblspn corn flour
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar plus 2 Tbsp for dusting
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup Nutella


  •  Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
  • Sift the corn flour and the maida and the corn flour twice.
  •  Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed till you get stiff peaks. Set aside.
  •  Beat the egg yolks and sugar at low speed. Stop when the colour lightens.
  •  Beat in the vanilla essence, melted butter and Nutella until smooth.
  •  Add the flour into the batter and beat slowly so that the flour does not splatter until the batter is free of lumps.
  • Very slowly so it does not splatter add the milk and continue beating till everything is well mixed. By now you batter is all liquid and you wonder how the delicious cake will form from here. Don’t worry just plod on.
  •  Use a spatula and fold in the egg whites, 1/3 at a time, mix in as much egg white as possible into the batter.
  •  Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 55-60 minutes.
  •  When you move the cake, it should shake slightly from the custard layer. If it moves too much, then the custard is not yet set. If you aren’t sure if the cake is completely finished, insert a knife or toothpick and pry a little slit into a small section of the cake until you can see the custard layer to check. Turn off the oven.
  •  Leave the cake in the oven for 10 minutes (with the oven door slightly opened) so that it can shrink slowly before you take it out.
  •  Let cake cool completely (at least an hour) before cutting and serving. Sprinkle some powdered sugar after cake has cooled.


For the cake flour take 2 tblspn of corn flour in a cup then fill up the maida.

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22 thoughts on “N for Nutella Magic Cake

  1. manjula September 17, 2013 at 8:38 am Reply

    thats an fabulous cake dear !! looks so perfect ..

  2. PJ September 17, 2013 at 8:49 am Reply

    OMG!What an awesome cake.I am ‘same pinch’ with Apeksha!I can finish off a jar in a sitting and I find it hard to hide it from me! My lil ones will surely love this cake…

  3. cookingwithsapana September 17, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    Omg ! That looks so rich and delicious ! Who cam resist Nutella in that cake..

  4. Rafeeda September 17, 2013 at 11:11 am Reply

    this looks so fundgy… yum…

  5. KP September 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    How do you take such wonderful picturest that look almost real?

  6. Priya September 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Such an incredible cake, lolz even am hiding the nutella jar from my kids, they can have anytime of the day with anything, we are nutella family.

  7. Vaishali Sabnani September 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Oooooh loving the texture of the cake…well Nutella jar is one addiction..so..let the girls enjoy.now you better find a way and tell me how to make it eggless…it looks stunning.

  8. Tina (PinayInTexas) September 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Wow! Glad you liked it!
    Thanks for the link back, Archana!

  9. Srivalli September 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm Reply

    What a delicious cake Archana..now better listen to Vaishali and get this eggless..:)

  10. Pavani September 18, 2013 at 7:22 am Reply

    What a creamy and delicious cake.. Looks absolutely decadent and divine.

  11. Chef Mireille September 18, 2013 at 8:22 am Reply

    OMG…I have no words to describe how good that cake looks. I also have tried one of Pinay in Texas recipes before and came out delicious!

  12. Janani September 18, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

    I wont be able to resist this yumm cake so good and very very tempting.

  13. foodiliciousnan September 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm Reply

    Wow Archana. This is truly wonderful stuff!!! Pls pls try and turn this eggless, Im willing to go out and buy a Nutella jar tomorrow morning!!!

  14. Gayathri Kumar September 19, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    This is the first time I am hearing about magic cake. Looks irresistible. Hope your daughter got the perfect treat for her birthday…

  15. Sandhya Karandikar September 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Wonderful cake Archana . With one cup Nutella in it who will not like it. 🙂

  16. Sowmya September 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply

    that is surely magical.. love the delicious cake!!


  17. Sreevalli K Emani September 20, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

    Looks creamy, soft & definitely tempting.

  18. Rajani September 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm Reply

    I saw the pictures in FB and been drooling ever since!! No wonder it got cut before her b;day…and its a wonder you got these for clicking, I am sure :))

  19. harini September 22, 2013 at 7:18 am Reply

    looks very fudgy..I guess chocolate lovers will have a treat!

  20. veena September 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm Reply

    Love the texture of the cake…looks very tempting

  21. Preeti Garg October 2, 2013 at 12:19 am Reply

    Love the texture and recipe..

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