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

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

4-Ingredient Quick Nutella Mug Cake

Yield: 1 mug cake (2 servings)


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


  1. 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.
  2. Enjoy!

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  1. This is so perfect for my late night cravings!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 :)

  5. Oooh, thanks Phi – you’re the best!

  6. I would love this as an afternoon snack!

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

  8. 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

  9. 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. :)

  10. 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…

  11. 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 :)

  12. 5 stars
    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!

  13. 5 stars
    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.

  14. 5 stars
    This totally hit the spot! I added half a banana too. Delish.

  15. 5 stars
    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.

  16. 5 stars
    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

  17. 5 stars
    WOW this was awesome, just made it and added a extra dollop of nutella on top, :P

  18. 5 stars
    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.

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

  20. Lilian Emma says:

    5 stars
    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 :) )

  21. 5 stars
    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.

  22. Tatyana O says:

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

  23. Pampered chef sells a little drink whisk. It’s perfect though for mixing mug cakes because it fits perfectly in the mug. I use it a lot for mixing mac and cheese powder with the milk or taco seasoning with water, or hot cocoa or chocolate milk

  24. I’m obsessed with Nutella, and know for a fact that this mug cake will be extremely DANGEROUS!!!

  25. 5 stars
    Omg. Ok, so I didn’t have any milk, so I just used water, but I’m kind of a slave to my hormones monthly and this was the best ever. Thank you for sharing this quick recipe. (Also, I had to do about 90 seconds in a little 700watt oven.)

  26. You can get a mini wisk at Sally or a beauty supply store.

  27. 5 stars
    I am seven months pregnant and have a chocolate craving just made it… Looks delicious will post if me and baby loved it!!!! Excited!!!!

  28. 5 stars
    I just wanted to say I love this recepie! Just tried it for the first time. My best friend is Vegan, so was looking for an easy “mug cake” for her birthday get-together. Tried this recepie with coconut milk instead of regular milk and it came out perfect! I added 1/2 a banana as some one in the comments suggested as well, it really came out well. Going to bookmark this one. Thank you again so much

  29. 4 stars
    This cake tastes pretty good! Add some vanilla ice cream and it tastes better! I only gave it 4 stars because it’s a little too soft for me

  30. 5 stars
    It’s really good!! I don’t have milk at the moment so I change it to a tablespoon of water and butter. I also add a teaspoon of espresso powder.

  31. 5 stars
    this is the BEST recipe ever. i followed it exactly and mine took 1 minute and came out perfectly! it was not rubbery or gross, it wasn’t too sweet and the texture was so good. i definitely recommend trying this!!

  32. 5 stars
    OMG I love this
    The best mug cake and the only one that’s ever worked

  33. Cheryl Mcfadden says:

    5 stars
    Omg so yummy. A quick dessert & it’s great for just one person.

  34. 5 stars
    Really nice, super easy recipe and it makes a really fudgy cake

  35. 5 stars
    SOOOOOOOOO I added marshmallows. Interesting Idea.
    It exploded….
    Nothing to bad but I’ll have to find a new house now :)

  36. 5 stars
    Added some chocolate chips and topped with homemade whipped cream. Sooo good!! Satisfies my sweet tooth!

  37. 5 stars
    the recipe was super tasty but i do suggest adding a little vanilla extract :)) also anyone can make this because even i, a 12 year old, did and it was super easy :)

  38. 4 stars
    I tried it for the first time … and i liked it but I added things of my own and trust me u need to try this now !!!!!!! The for the recipe :).

  39. 5 stars
    Yaaaasssss! This recipe is everything! I was looking forward a quickie to satisfy my sweet tooth and this was perfect. Easy and delish. Thank you!

  40. 5 stars
    This rules. If you add a pinch of sea salt and cinnamon it really takes it up a notch.

  41. 5 stars
    OMG, this looks so perfect. This was delicious. Really nice, super easy recipe and it makes a really fudgy cake. It was absolutely perfect.

  42. 5 stars
    I am so happy I stumbled across this recipe! I’m 40 weeks pregnant, wanted a sweet treat, no eggs in the house and it’s below zero in Minnesota currently… so no chance I was leaving the house! Lol. This satisfied my sweet craving and was so easy to make. Will be saving this to make again!

  43. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved it. My Mom really enjoyed this cake! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

  44. 5 stars
    This was actually so easy to make and it’s soo good. Sprinkled a little bit of salt on top for a sweet and savoury moment and I loved it. definitely my new go to chocolate cake recipe lol

  45. Half a banana is a really good addition, as is the cinnamon and a bit of salt. The first time I cooked it too long because my toothpick wasn’t coming out clean. Tried it again and just ate it after a 1.5 minutes even though it was still a smidge wet and this felt like how it was supposed to be.

  46. I love this easy Nutella mug cake it was really yummy and simple to make

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