4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

This rich, decadent Nutella mug cake is mixed up in seconds and ready in 1 minute! All you need are 4 ingredients and a fellow chocolate lover… or just enjoy it for yourself!

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake – This decadent mug cake is mixed up in seconds and ready in 1 minute! All you need are 4 basic ingredients. | thecomfortofcooking.com

When you’re in the mood for something a little sinful (and there are no goodies in sight), you only need to go as far as your pantry! This rich and decadent Nutella cake can be mixed up in seconds, cooked in one minute, and in your choco-lovin’ tummy almost as quickly. Especially if you’re me, and totally disregard my own instructions to wait a few minutes for the cake to cool.

Ain’t nobody got time for dat.

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake – This decadent mug cake is mixed up in seconds and ready in 1 minute! All you need are 4 basic ingredients. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Just grab your biggest heatproof mug (or use a bowl), and whisk together your Nutella, flour, milk and baking powder right in it. Use a fork, or a little whisk if you have one. (And tell me where you got that, please, because I need a little whisk in my life.)

Once the ingredients are really smooth and well incorporated, give it a zap in your microwave. One minute should do it, but add more time if you need. Just keep an eye on that gooey cakey goodness! Nothing worse than burnt cake, am I right?

What results is a fluffy, chocolaty and totally naughty treat that practically appeared by magic. This dessert is a quick, delicious indulgence, but not overly sweet. Even better with a bit of vanilla ice cream and berries heaped on top!

It makes enough to share with your fellow chocolate-lover, but no judgment here if you need this one all to yourself! Some Mondays just call for such things.

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake – This decadent mug cake is mixed up in seconds and ready in 1 minute! All you need are 4 basic ingredients. | thecomfortofcooking.com

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4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

Yield: Makes 1 mug cake (2 servings)


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Nutella
3 Tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Combine all ingredients in an oversized mug or heatproof bowl. Whisk with a fork until smooth (batter will be thick). Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes (Start with 1 minute, then check for doneness and cook for more time, if necessary). A toothpick inserted into cake center should come out clean. Let cool slightly before eating.


Adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings


25 Responses to “4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake”

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    Gaby — August 8, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    This is so perfect for my late night cravings!

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    Angel Reyes — August 8, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Last year was the first time ever I tried a mug cake. I loved the ease and nice result. I look forward to trying this. I grew up eating nutella often, so maybe it’s time for us to reconnect.

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    andree-anne @ singly scrumptious — August 11, 2014 @ 4:16 am

    That looks easy enough and how can nutella be bad right? I’m always on the lookout for great desserts and recipes for one. I might just have to give this a try and share it on my blog ;). Thanks for sharing.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 11, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    Ahhh too good!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — August 11, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    OMG this is calling my name! Looks SO yummy! I actually do have a little whisk, I got it at a wedding as a favor (usually favors are just garbage, I know) but this one I totally kept lol, but I did ask the bride for you and she said she found mini whisks at Crate and Barrel :)

    • Georgia — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:25 am

      Oooh, thanks Phi – you’re the best!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 11, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    I would love this as an afternoon snack!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 11, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    Cravings satisfied!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 11, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    YES! Gotta love some instant nutella-y, cake-y, satisfaction!

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    Kitchen Belleicious — August 12, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    i love being able to make a cake in the microwave. It is so much fun for my kids to help me do too:) Your nutella version looks delicious

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    Pat — August 12, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    Well how easy is that! Just the ticket for a quick snack for that need for a sweet-taste. I have seen several versions of this quick dessert but have yet to try one. I’m pinning for future taste. :)

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — August 12, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    Almost too easy for a chocolate craver like me….dangerous :) I’ve yet to try the mug cake craze, but I think this one’s convinced me…

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    Nicole — August 12, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    I have been wanting to try one of these mug cakes. You talked me into it! I’m going to go make it right now :)

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    Tina — December 20, 2014 @ 1:15 am

    I found this blog and this recipe at random, and I can say that it really works! I added half a banana inside to make it more nutritious, and yes, it is awesome. Thank you for the recipe. This is definitely a keeper!

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    Meghan — December 26, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    Tried it and LOVED it! It turns out with the soft and moist texture of a real cake, a opposed to the usual dry sponge texture of most mug cakes.

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    Glynis — January 23, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    This totally hit the spot! I added half a banana too. Delish.

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    Jo — February 11, 2015 @ 8:44 pm

    I wanted cake, I had none around, and I didn’t want to go to the store, so I made this. I love it! I made mine with white whole wheat flour and powdered milk (reconstituted, of course!) with a little bit of oil to replace the fat that the cake would have had if I had used whole milk. I definitely think I’ll do this often, and make sure my future children and future students all know how.

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    Maria — February 16, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    I just saw this recipe and wanted to give it a try, My mug cake just took 1 minute and I followed the exact recipe… and it is PERFECT!!!… love it. Thank you so much for this recipe!! :D

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    Salina — March 12, 2015 @ 3:52 am

    WOW this was awesome, just made it and added a extra dollop of nutella on top, :P

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    Lew — April 11, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    Omg I followed this recipe exactly and it was DELICIOUS. so moist and amazing. My 1100 watt microwave needed 1 min 30 seconds to cook it through.

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    Esther — April 26, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

    I have a little whisk, I got it from IKEA. Thanks so much! great recipe :)

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    Lilian Emma — May 22, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    Did this with the new Reese’s spread, and it was super yummy! (Also added a bit of nutella in it too for a more hazelnut flavor :) )

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    Leanna — June 20, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    Just made this to satisfy my chocolate cake craving and oh my goodness, it turned out perfect!! Mine came out to be a Nutella lava cake in a mug because some of the batter didn’t bake all the way, but that just made it even more decadent. Paired with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream and you have yourself a perfect dessert.

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    Tatyana O — July 1, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    This was delicious. I just added mini marshmallows. It was absolutely perfect.

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    Soph — July 30, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    I added a 1/4 cup of baking powder instead of a teaspoon
    The cake exploded in my microwave

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