Nutella Mug Cake

You’re curled up on the couch after a long day, craving a sweet treat but not wanting to commit to making a full dessert.

Then, the perfect solution presents itself – a Nutella Mug Cake!

This life-changing treat that’s perfect for those moments when you need a little chocolatey pick-me-up.

Nutella Mug Cake was born out of the need for a quick, effortless dessert that could satisfy late-night cravings.

This delightful treat has since become a go-to for many people, including myself, who can’t resist the heavenly combination of Nutella and cake.

Why You Will Love It

Not only does it take just a few minutes to make, but it’s also the perfect serving size for one. With a moist, chocolatey texture and rich Nutella flavor, you’ll fall in love with this dessert from the first bite.


  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 – cooking times may vary.
  4. Experiment with toppings – whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or even fresh fruit.

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. Replace Nutella with peanut butter or another nut butter for a different flavor profile.
  3. Use almond or soy milk for a dairy-free alternative.


Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Let’s make it:

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!


I quickly made some whipped cream, then dug in!



Nutella Mug Cake
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Prep Time
3 min


Cook Time
2 min


Total Time
5 min



Prep Time
3 min


Cook Time
2 min


Total Time
5 min



  1. 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
  2. 4 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  5. 3 tablespoons Nutella
  6. 3 tablespoons milk
  7. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Whipped Cream Topping (if desired)
  1. ½ cup heavy cream
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug.
  2. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 1½– 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave; mine took 1½ minutes.)
  4. Add heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on medium-high speed until almost stiff.
  5. Add sugar and beat until heavy cream forms stiff peaks.
  6. Top Mug Cakes with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce, if desired.
Adapted from Eclectic Recipes
Adapted from Eclectic Recipes



If you would like to try more delicious mug cakes, (of course you do!) here are the links:
Mint Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Biscoff Mug Cake
Red Velvet Mug Cake
Peanut Butter Chocolate Mug Cake