Murzynek Polish Chocolate Cake

Classic Polish Chocolate cake is easy and delicious. Moist and fluffy, delicate, with perfect amount of cocoa and sweetness. Classic Murzynek Polish Chocolate cake was the first cake I have baked myself:) It was so popular during PRL and still is now. My children love this cake, they love to bake it themselves, my son even choose it as his birthday cake. Try this traditional recipe, Polish chocolate cake would suit well on Easter table, if you prefer to keep it simple but delicious.

For more Easter dishes check the link: Polish Easter recipes.

Classic Murzynek Polish Chocolate cake served on a plate.


  • 0,5 cup milk
  • 3 heaped tablespoons cocoa
  • 1,5 cup sugar
  • 250 g/0,5 lb butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1,5 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 ts baking powder

Place milk, cocoa and sugar in a sauce pan, whisking bring to boil. Set aside from heating and add butter cut into smaller pieces, let it melt. Cool. Save half a cup of it for topping of the cake.

Combine flour with baking powder.

Separate egg yolks and whites.

Once the cocoa batter is cooled, place it in the bigger bowl. Add egg yolks and whisk (or mix with a kitchen robot or mixer;)). Then add gradually flour and whisk into the cocoa batter.

Whip egg whites stiff and delicately add it to the batter, combine with a spoon.

Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F.

Cover the bottom of the round baking dish (26 cm/ 10 in diameter) with a baking paper and grease the edge with butter. Pour the dough into it.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. Check the cake with a wooden stick – once it’s dry, it’s ready.

Cover Murzynek Polish Chocolate Cake with a cocoa topping left in the first step of the cake preparation.

Smacznego! Enjoy!

Murzynek Polish Chocolate cake

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10 thoughts on “Murzynek Polish Chocolate Cake”

    1. Hi Monika, I added information on the size, thanks! 🙂
      It’s 26 cm/ 10 in diameter. Send me your photos once you try some of my recipes:)

  1. Cathy Kellerman

    I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS CAKE BUT WHAT DOES 1,5 CUP MEAN? I have this recipe in my favorites so if you can email me I can still make.

    1. Hi Cathy, it means one and a halve cup, sorry for not being specific, I hope you will get my response on time!

      1. Do you mean 1 and half cup in American measures or tea cup/mug that you drink out of. You also use metric for the butter. There is no uniformity. Hopefully you can make it more clear.

  2. Marie Birditt

    Hi, this is probably silly question, but do you put topping on Murzynek when it’s still hot, or you have to wait until it’s all cool down?

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