2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

by | May 16, 2011 | 43 comments

2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

Mug cakes are like a round of gossip. You come across one, you indulge, you pine for more, you dig around for another one, you indulge some more until you are spent and then it all dies down for a few days. Until you come across another one and you have to do it all over again! I don’t do gossip. But I do mug cakes!

One of the first mug cakes I ever experimented with was Lorraine’s fantastic 5 minute mug cake on Not Quite Nigella. I did that mug cake one cold night for an impromptu chocolate craving and we loved it. For a few days after that, I experimented with every mug cake recipe I could find until the fad wore off. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that my vicious mug cake circle began again. This time the evil ingredient was Nutella. On googling Nutella mug cake, this nutella mug cake recipe from A Family Kitchen was one of the first results to catch my eye.

Nutella Mug Cake

I adapted that recipe changing the quantity of ingredients till I was happy with a much lighter and a tad healthier version. My Nutella mug cake has a fraction of the oil and sugar. This obviously makes it slightly spongier than extremely gooey and moist. Something that is fixed by serving with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream. I actually had the mug cake straight from the microwave while it was still warm and other than a generous dusting of cocoa powder, I didn’t feel that it needed anything else.

Nutella Mug Cake

I have a 1100W microwave and I cooked this mug cake at the highest power for approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds, watching it like a hawk and stopping at precisely 1 minute to avoid the overflow and then cooking 3 more times at 10 second intervals. Depending on your microwave wattage and power levels, you will have to watch it as it cooks to avoid overflow and spillage. It cooks very quickly so anywhere from a minute to two should be fine.

 Fluffy and light Nutella mug cake!

 Nutella Mug Cake ready in 2 minutes!

If you have made any version of a mug cake, Nutella or otherwise, you are welcome to leave your links in the comments below. I am always looking to experiment with new recipes!

 

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recipe

2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

Preparation Time And Cooking Time – 2 to 4 minutes
Serves – 2

Ingredients

4 tablespoons self-raising flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons nutella
3 tablespoons skim milk
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg

Method

Combine all ingredients in an oversized microwave safe mug. Whisk lightly with a fork until combined and smooth. Microwave for a minute watching as the cake rises in the mug, stopping if it is about to overflow and continuing a couple of times for 10 second intervals till cooked. [Don’t be tempted to overcook. The cake virtually finishes cooking in that first 1 minute rise]

 

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COMMENTS

43 Comments
  1. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    I was eyeing this one since your tweet but now I feel that it would have been better if you had not shared it..coz I ll make it every other hour now 🙂 looks so so luscious & ooey-gooey.Cannot have enough of nutella.. REALLY good one Sneh! 🙂

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    • Sneh

      Tell me about it! It is so ridiculously easy and quick. Like making your coffee in the morning!

      Reply
  2. kankana

    good lord! how gorgeous it looks and I will give it a double gorgeous point because it’s 5 minutes !!! too amazing ..

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    • Sneh

      Thanks Kankana! Not even 5 really. I am making it countless times just to see how much quicker I can whip this up. The last time around it was 2 minutes with prep. 🙂

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  3. KayB

    ohhh man oh man. My bestie just won a 5 kg jar of nutella. Just found what we’ll be using it for 😀

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    • Sneh

      Hurray for besties that win massive Nutella jars! Gotta get me one 🙂

      Reply
  4. Vintage Macaroon

    You caught my eye with nutella and oh so simple. I must give it a go.

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  5. satch

    i always want to make the things you post !!! my two boys would love this 🙂

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    • Sneh

      Do you? That is awesome! Hope your boys love this as much as mine do 🙂

      Reply
  6. OohLookBel

    I immediately copied down this recipe because it serves 2 (less waste) and it looks amazing. Thanks for doing the research for us!

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    • Sneh

      A pleasure!

      Reply
  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Adding the Nutella is genius thankyou! I must give this a go. I’m feeling the need for some chocolate cake tonight. And thankyou for the shoutout! 😀

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    • Sneh

      Thank you for introducing me to the world of mug cakes!

      Reply
  8. Martyna@WholesomeCook

    <—- this is me, speechless! This is amazing and a great dessert to make for a dinner date at home! Trying on Wednesday!

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  9. heather

    We’re renting a furnished condo before making the 25-hour trip with all our belongings up to North Carolina, so the kitchen and our stock of food is minimal. I thought about keeping the Nutella out as “essential” during our interim stay here, but ultimately decided the coffee, coffee grinder and French press deserved the extra room instead. Poor choice on my part! Maybe when we get to NC…

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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    • Sneh

      Very practical choice actually. I would’ve done the same :-). Hope your move goes smoothly!

      Reply
  10. atxglutenfree

    OMG so creative. I must find a way to make a gluten-free version!

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  11. Petra

    I tried a mug chocolate brownie on Saturday night but it wasn’t very good – I will have to try this one! Thanks for recipe 🙂

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  12. Phuoc'n Delicious

    Totally awesome and a well needed treat during the colder nights, can’t believe it takes less than 2 minutes! (Oh so many jokes can be made… :p)

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    • Sneh

      LOL, you always crack me up Phuoc!

      Reply
  13. blackbookkitchendiaries

    this sounds so inviting! i love the nutella in here. sounds very lovely. thanks for sharing this.

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  14. shirley@køkken69

    Yes, I remember the 5 mins mug cake at Lorraine’s. Yours look equally decadent… though I think the mug size may be a little too big for me. I will take an expresso cup, max 🙂

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    • Sneh

      true, I couldn’t eat this by myself. I usually have 3-4 spoonfuls before handing it over to Nick :-). You would need a big cup to cook it though or it spills over very easily in the microwave.

      Reply
  15. Gaby

    I’ve never cooked mug cakes… I’m so glad I now have your recipe and very big mugs at home!

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  16. Joyti

    This looks SO good. I adore the way the top looks like its dusted with cocoa, makes it appear so inviting… And I can’t believe its so easy…incredible.

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  17. Martyna (Wholesome Cook)

    I made it for dessert last night. It was a good quick dessert but I found the cooking time of 50 seconds in my 1200 watt microwave sufficient. Topped with lots of vanilla ice cream – bliss. The cake I cooked for 1m30s was slightly tough. I’d suggest stopping the microwave 5-10 secs after the has risen.

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  18. Tiffany

    I’ve never made a mug cake! What a great idea!

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  19. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    I used to make cakes in mugs (and in the microwave) when I was a kids, but I’m sure they didn’t look or taste anywhere near as good as these!

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  20. Sukaina

    Sneh, you’ve really got a winner here. So ooey gooey and simple. I really cannot wait to try this 🙂 Thanks for such a fab recipe!

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  21. angie

    This is totally perfect for the colder months ahead. I tried NQN’s mug cake recipe last time, but nutella just sounds so much more naughty!

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  22. Sugar Sprinkled

    Wait a minute… this was TWO servings? Maybe next time.. blarg…

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  23. Miss Piggy (MelbaToast)

    OMG! Are you serious…! This looks amazing, and like you said it is so tiny that how can it be unhealty?

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  24. Divya @flavourfiesta

    Was craving nutella today, but not just from the jar! Glad to have found this recipe – looks easy and delish :).

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  25. Jcjh

    Can we use normal flour?

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  26. Sean Bracken

    I prefer to bake this recipe in ramekins, in the oven at 180C and I put a few squares of dairy chocolate into the centre of the each ramekin. The chocolate melts into a delicious runny sauce that truly transforms this desert. Delicious with whipped cream or ice cream.

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  27. Suparna

    Hi Sneh,

    just 1 question – Are you a Bengali? 🙂 I am..and thought your name is..so asked. Forgive me..if thats not the case.

    Reply

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