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Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

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The best Nutella Mug Cake Recipe you will find! This recipe has minimal ingredients, whips up in under five minutes, and tastes amazing!

Nutella Mug Cake Recipe- cake with a spoon full taken out and dusted with powdered sugar

I am OBSESSED with mug recipes.

Truth. I cannot help myself. Especially when I have a sweet tooth and do not want to find myself face to face with a pan of brownies. I would eat them all…

After making my 2 ingredient mug brownies over and over… I decided it was time to venture on to a new recipe. Enter this: Microwave Nutella Mug Cake Recipe.

Recipe Features:

Hands holding a blue mug with Nutella cake inside

What You’ll Need:

This recipe calls for ingredients you would need to make a regular cake, but in smaller quantitates! For a full list of what you will need and the measurements see the recipe card below.

  • All- Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder and Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg
  • Cocoa powder
  • Nutella
  • Milk
  • Oil

How to make a gooey Nutella mug cake:

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until fully combined.
  2. Divide into two mugs (or one large mug). Microwave 2 minutes*  or until your cake is cooked through.
Nutella Mug Cake Recipe on a table in a light blue mug

Tips and FAQs:

Be warned… You  need to use two smaller mugs or one very large mug for this recipe. If you try to pour all of the batter into a little coffee mug you will end up with a mess in your microwave.

You will also find it extremely difficult to share. It is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings!

What is a mug cake?

Mug cakes are the best invention of all time. It is exactly what it sounds like, cake made in a mug. Ideal for a quick sweet tooth fix, individual serving, or late night treat. Most mug cake recipes call for basic ingredients and are cooked in the microwave making them incredibly simple to make.

I kid you not, this recipe tastes like a cake you pulled straight out of the oven.

How to make the best microwave mug cakes:

  1. Use real baking ingredients. While I do have a soft spot in my heart for my brownie mix and cake mix versions, the really good cakes start with all purpose flour.
  2. Make sure your ingredients are fresh. You want to use a fresh baking powder and egg. This will ensure you get a good rise during the cooking process.
  3. Watch your cake closely. I have made this cake many, many, times. I know that two minutes gets me a moist, decedent, perfectly cooked cake every time. When I first tried the recipe I started with 90 seconds and worked my way up. Keep a close eye on your cake to avoid burning.
Nutella Mug Cake

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*Recipe Tip: *Cooking time will vary depending on if you are making one cake in a large mug vs two in regular sized mugs. I suggest starting at 90 seconds and working your way up to 2 minutes until you find the sweet spot for your microwave.

Nutella Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake

Yield: 2 cakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

The best Nutella Mug Cake Recipe you will find! This recipe has minimal ingredients, whips up in under five minutes, and tastes amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutella, or any other chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (I like coconut oil)

Instructions

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until fully combined.
  2. Divide into two mugs (or one large mug). Microwave 2 minutes*  or until your cake is cooked through.

Notes

*Cooking time will vary depending on if you are making one cake in a large mug vs two in regular sized mugs. I suggest starting at 90 seconds and working your way up to 2 minutes until you find the sweet spot for your microwave.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

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Rachel Reynolds

Saturday 29th of February 2020

Jessica, do you recommend spraying mug with PAM? Making these with my Grand daughter tomorrow. Thanks.

Archana

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi Jesseca, what to do if i dont have cocoa powder? Can i still be able to get the same taste and texture? Thanks.

Jesseca

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

It might make it easier to clean the mug after. It never hurts to give it a quick mist of cooking spray!

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