4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

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.

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.

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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


14 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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