July 5, 2012

Instant Nutella Mug Cake | 2 minutes Nutella Microwave Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake

This July 4th was not a long weekend, but it was for us !! As Shweet's summer camp was closed I had to take off. Planned a lot of activities but ended up just eating and sleeping. Perfect way to get out of the hectic schedule. So as usual kids are hyper active and always wants something or other. Now the second one has turned one and he knows his rights.He wants everything that shweets has. Love to see them fight for the remote, mini car and what not. On the other hand when the big one asks for a hug or kiss the lil one runs to give her one. Priceless moments.

The big cute sister has a sweet tooth and always wants something chocolatey. After lunch around 3.30-ish she comes to me saying mama I'm hungry. When I asked want she wanted her choice was the mug cake or the small cake as she calls it. As it is easy to make and also hardly takes about 5 minutes from pantry to the table, I said yes. I was in no mood to make something elaborate. Mug cakes are instant way to treat yourself when you feel down. Makes no sense but it truly makes you feel good. Anything that has nutella is always welcome and we love it anytime !!

Preparation Time : 3 minutes

Cooking Time : 2 minutes

Serves : 1 (2 incase you are ready to share)


All Purpose Flour/Maida - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Nutella - 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil - 3 tbsp
Milk - 4 tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1 tbsp
Egg - 1 no
Vanilla extract - 2 drops
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Select a big microwavable mug like the one shown in picture.
  • Sieve the flour as sometimes the flour could have lumps.(updated after a comment from a reader).
  • Place the egg outside for sometime so that it reaches room temperature.
  • Collect all the required ingredients from the pantry so that you don't forget anything.
  • In the microwave safe mug, break the egg and mix it with a fork.
  • Add the sugar, oil, cocoa powder, milk, nutella to the egg and mix well.
  • Next add the baking powder followed by the flour and mix until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Cook in microwave for about 2 minutes until the edges become fudgy. Remove from microwave and allow it to cool down.
  • Enjoy the instant nutella cake with some whipped cream or chocolate sauce or icecream.

  • Each microwave performs differently, mine took 1 minute 40 seconds. Do not over cook. when you allow the cake to cool down, it cooks more so take it out at the right time.
  • When you microwave, the cake rises above the mug, do not panic it will get down when you remove it from the oven.
  • If interested throw in some chocolate chips on top.



This is such a quick way to enjoy cake specially when it has nutella in it. Gorgeous pics

That looks truly delish! i have been wanting to try a mug cake but my MW is wonky! Any chance this will work in an OTG?

Mug cake looking fantastic....

Instant mug cake, simply irrsistible...

I can die for this irresistible mug cake, absolutely divine.

cake looks very very delicious.. thats so quick and easy

Ahh fantastic mug cakes, beautifully clicked

Looks so perfect, love the texture too

Very interesting and yummy nutella cake.

Chocolaty and yummy,love this microwave version.

@Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef - I have seen mug cakes being made in OTG. Probably it is going to take more time. As I do not use one not sure on how much it will take. I'm guessing 15 miuntes or so.

I am a sucker for mug cakes. My favorite is also the Nutella mug cake variety. It is easy to make and the mess is really minimal. I love how in just a few seconds you have a miniature cake to enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

The mug cake looks irresistible! Can't get enough of nutella!

I just made this and im waiting for it to cool down so i can try it :) smells good though!

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I made is last night and it came out delicious. It took 5min just like you said and it taste like cake nothing fudgy.

tempting indeed...mouthwatering dish & the clicks!

very tasty recipe...inviting cliks
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Thanks Shabs! i have a jar of Nutella beckoning me right now! :P Bookmarked for the weekend! :) Thanks for getting back to me on the OTG baking!

Just tried this last night with my flatmates!

We did half brown sugar/half white sugar and subbed in half-and-half for milk since we didn't have any.

SO MOIST AND DELICIOUS! It was almost a bit too sweet with the brown sugar substitution, so I'll be sure to cut the total amount of sugar by 1 TBSP and keep the 1:1 brown sugar to white sugar ratio.

Amazing!!!!!!!!! You made my night :) I served it with ice cream with a small drizzle of salted caramel xx just like a fondant!!

Amazing!!!!! This made my night!!!! I served it with vanilla ice cream drizzled with salted caramel :) one mug between four! Thanks heaps :):) any more mug delights?

You should mention that you should sieve the flour. My turned out...Well lumpy. Wasn't very appetising...

@Anonymous - I did add sieving as a prep step. As you have mentioned the cake could have lumps sometimes. But the ones I made did not have it that's why did not mention it. Thanks !!

@Anonymous - I did add sieving as a prep step. As you have mentioned the cake could have lumps sometimes. But the ones I made did not have it that's why did not mention it. Thanks !!

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