5-Min Nutella Mug Cake

Curling up on the couch after a long day and all you can think about is something sweet? But you don’t have the energy to make a full  dessert. 

What can a treat-lover do? 

A Nutella mug cake. This mug cake is perfect for those late-night chocolate cravings without a lot of effort.

I created this Nutella mug cake for those times when you need a quick, easy dessert on the fly. It’s become a go-to for people, including myself, who can’t resist the pairing of Nutella and cake.

Why You Will Love It

Not only can you make it in just a few minutes, but it’s also the ideal single-serving size. With a moist & chocolatey texture and rich Nutella flavor.

How to make nutella mug cake:

Here’s what you’ll need

You’ll need 4 tablespoons sugar


3 tablespoons cocoa powder


4 tablespoons self-rising flour


3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

And the Nutella! This is an ingredient I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have on hand!


Oh yeah…and an egg. I think that’s the last ingredient.

Whisk with a fork until smooth

It has magically risen and baked completely in 1.5 minutes. Doesn’t get much better than this!


  1. Use a large coffee mug to avoid overflow.
  2. Make sure all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Keep an eye on the cake while microwaving

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy it straight from the mug, or transfer it to a plate for a more elegant presentation. Top it with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or fresh fruit for added flair and flavor.


  1. Swap self-rising flour for all-purpose flour and add ½ teaspoon baking powder.
  2. Use peanut butter or another nut butter instead of Nutella.
  3. Use almond or soy milk for a dairy-free alternative.


Can I make this cake without a microwave?

A: While this recipe is designed for microwaving, you can try baking the cake in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Is it possible to make this recipe gluten-free?

A: Yes, simply substitute the self-rising flour with gluten-free self-rising flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour and add ½ teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder.



Nutella Mug Cake

Quick, easy and delicious Nutella Mug Cake made from start to finish in only 5 mins!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 4 tbsp self-rising flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Whipped Cream Topping (if desired)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug.
  • Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
  • Microwave on high for 1½– 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave; mine took 1½ minutes.)
  • Add heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on medium-high speed until almost stiff.
  • Add sugar and beat until heavy cream forms stiff peaks.
  • Top Mug Cakes with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce, if desired.
Keyword cake, Nutella