2-minute Microwave Nutella Mug Cake

No-fuss, just one mug, a microwave, and ready in 5 minutes. This Nutella Mug Cake is definitely one to keep in the pockets, a key to all your late-night dessert cravings!

Who doesn’t love cakes?! But it’s lengthy to be making a cake from scratch and it’s hard to make cakes for just one serving. Let’s say you’re having a super busy day and you definitely couldn’t squeeze time to bake. And it’s late at night but you’re having an intense craving for an indulgence. You can’t be bothered to get dressed to go out to get desserts or it’s too late at night where everywhere is closed and there are no delivery services. The answer to this is this Nutella Mug Cake!

I have completely lost count of the number of times I have made this after a long day and countless times it saved me through late-nights. Nutella never fail to put a smile on anyone’s face. A Nutella Cake that doesn’t require much of an effort? Easily the best solution to any problems. Being so simple and quick to make, this is guaranteed to be a winner.

A little side story, I also taught my much younger siblings how to make it as well. Since it’s so easy to make, it allows the kids to feel they have full control. It’s just a lot of fun and very convenient for kids to play around. For all the parents out there, I highly recommend doing this with your children because I certainly would for my future kids.

Nutella Mug Cake

What is a mug cake

Mug cake is essentially cake made and cooked in a mug. You basically throw all the required ingredients into the mug, mix everything together, and then cook it in the microwave. Instead of a good 45-minute wait for baking cakes, a mug cake can be done from start to finish within 5 minutes.

It’s a super easy and hassle-free way to whip up a quick dessert treat, with minimal washing too (just the mug and spoons)!

Jar of Nutella

How to make Nutella Mug Cake

The ingredients you need are:

  • Plain flour & baking powder (or use Self-raising Flour)
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Nutella
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Milk
  • Vegetable Oil

Detailed ratios are on the recipe card below. Simply mix everything together and microwave it for 1 minute and 20-30 seconds.

Nutella Mug Cake

Tips on making the perfect mug cake

  • Make sure you have all the ingredients thoroughly mixed in the mug. You certainly don’t want to discover a slab of flour as you dig into the cake!
  • Finding it difficult to mix in a mug? What you can do is mix the cake batter in a separate mixing bowl if it’s easier before pouring it into a mug (or a small bowl even).
  • The cooking time varies from microwave to microwave. Mine cooks at 1½ minute.
  • If this is your first time making the mug cake, I would recommend microwaving for 1 minute and then keep testing by 15-second increments until it cooks through (but still gooey inside). You don’t want to go straight for two minutes and end up overcooking it!
  • Do NOT overcook the mug cake. One con about microwaving is the loss of moisture. If you overcook the cake in the microwave, the cake would turn out dry and even rubbery in texture, which is not ideal.
Nutella Mug Cake

2-Minute Microwave Nutella Mug Cake

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No-fuss, just one mug, a microwave, and ready in 5 minutes. This Nutella Mug Cake is definitely one to keep in the pockets, a key to all your late-night dessert cravings!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Cake
Servings 1 mug
Calories 1078 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp Plain Flour*
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder*
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tbsp Nutella
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. 
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute and 20-30 seconds.

Notes

  • *You can use Self-raising Flour in replacement of Plain Flour and Baking Powder
  • Make sure you have all the ingredients thoroughly mixed in the mug. You certainly don’t want to discover a slab of flour as you dig into the cake!
  • If you’re finding it difficult to mix properly in a mug? What you can do is mix the cake batter in a separate mixing bowl if it’s easier before pouring it into a mug (or a small bowl even).
  • Cooking time depends from microwave to microwave. Mine took 1½ minutes while some might take shorter/longer for the cake to set.
  • If making for the first time, microwave for 1 minute and then keep testing by 15-second increments until set.
  • Do NOT overcook the mug cake. One con about microwaving is the loss of moisture. If you overcook the cake in the microwave, the cake would turn out dry and even rubbery in texture, which is not ideal.
 
 
Keyword Cake, Mug Cake, Nutella

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2 Comments

  1. I’m going to have to try this ! Having 3 children I don’t always have a lot of time on hand so this would work magic

    1. It certainly does! And it’s also fun to do with the kids I guess as it’s quick and not as much of a hassle than proper baking. I showed my 8-year-old sister this recipe and she simply loved it a lot and everyone’s happy because there won’t be a huge mess 🙂

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