Recipe By Heather Scott
Published Jun 19th
Microwave Nutella® Mug Cake
Prep 10m Cook 3m Additional - Ready In 13m
Servings 1 very large mug of cake Calories 1036.9

Easy mug cake you make in the microwave! Makes 1 very large serving!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella®)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat flour, sugar, egg, cocoa powder, chocolate-hazelnut spread, milk, and vegetable oil together in a large coffee mug with a fork until smooth.
  2. 2 Cook in microwave oven on High until cooked in the center, 90 seconds to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1036.9
  • Carbohydrate 113 g
  • Cholesterol 189.7 mg
  • Fat 62.8 g
  • Fiber 6.2 g
  • Protein 17.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 11.4 g
  • Sodium 534 mg
  • Sugar 78.3 g

Chef's Notes

Due to variations in microwave oven wattage, times may vary.


  1. I ve made this nutella mug cake quite a few times now and not just for me but others too and it s a great recipe. I only add half the amount of sugar and I don t add the Nutella until the very end. I don t mix in the Nutella I just drop - Read more ...
  2. Absolute disaster!!! Exploded all over microwave!!:( very fun to make though! (See picture with rooster mug and exploded cake)
  3. Bloody lovely! Very generous portion too. I used almond instead of vanilla and assed chocolate chips. PMT heaven??
  4. To make it much simpler I replaced egg milk and oil with 1/3 c plain yogurt. Yummy!
  5. This is very good and definitely makes enough for two. It is so easy to make when you want a treat. Word of caution though, a large mug won't cut it. I make this in a four cup glass measuring cup and it works great without exploding over the edge in the microwave. Put a - Read more ...
  6. Better when drizzled with chocolate syrup and sprinkled with chocolate chips.
  7. This was amazing and so moist. I made it exactly according to directions and cooked for 2:30. Perfect with ice cream or whipped cream!
  8. I loved this! Made it today for my son and myself. Perfect amount for two. I used a glass bowl because it's a bigger recipe than an average mug can hold. I also split the white sugar in half and added brown sugar to make up for it. I microwaved mine for two minutes. It - Read more ...
  9. Very easy. If you want a chocolate cake in mug, you got. I didn't have self-rising flour, so I used regular a/p mixed with 1/4 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt. This worked fine, though my cake rose about 4 inches out of the mug creating a rather wild look. It was perfectly - Read more ...