Mug of bliss – Nutella Mug Cake


Two different friends sent me the recipe for today’s inspiration, a Nutella mug cake. I had wanted to try it for so long. In case you have not heard of a mug cake, it is a mini version of a sheet cake that you microwave in a coffee mug to have a single serving of joy, rather than a whole big cake you finish with a Lifetime movie. This cake was super easy to make and it tasted amazing! I don’t know that I could taste the Nutella so much, but it was chocolately and rich.

I read the reviews posted online, which can often be a helpful tip when trying a new recipe, and people said how it was enourmous and it ran over in their largest coffee mugs. I also read that it was approx 1,100 calories (yes you read that right, for one mug?? WTH!) s0 I HALVED the recipe to not gorge too much. I also made my cake in a microwave safe pyrex glass measuring 2 cup, rather than a mug, to have plenty of room for the cake to expand, I highly recommend this.

The result was a moist decadent treat that was like having a warm slice of chocolate cake straight out of the oven and it was the perfect portion to fill my craving.Who would have known you could bake a cake in the microwave and it would come out so good, how cool! I highly recommend checking this recipe out if you have never tried a mug cake!

Nutella Mug Cake


4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil


1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe large coffee mug or pyrex 2 cup glass measuring cup. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 and 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream, ice cream or a little chocolate sauce if desired.

Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time.

Makes 1 very large serving, enough for a few people, halve the recipe if you are the only one


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One Response to “Mug of bliss – Nutella Mug Cake”

  1. Jen C Photography Says:

    This is one i think Devin would like to make….I’m going to print it for him. Mmmmmm!

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