Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

Nutella is just one of those sweet spreads that just go with everything. 

It goes on bread in all its forms, it is fantastic in cakes and can be used for pretty much any other kind of dessert, like ice cream. This chocolate hazelnut spread can do pretty much anything!

So, what do you get when you combine the greatest spreadable chocolate in the world, with one of the greatest microwave-safe sweet treats in the world?

Why, you get an iconic mug cake, of course!

Mug cakes are one of the world’s go-to guilty pleasures when it comes to a chocolate cake recipe that can be whipped up in a matter of seconds.

So, it is only to be expected that someone would have the bright idea of combining them at some point! And the result is all the tastier for it!

Don’t brief us? Well, then you’re just going to have to try it for yourself!

In this recipe, guide, we are going to show you how to make the perfect Nutella mg cake for yourself at home, and in record time too!

What Are Mug Cakes?

Before we get any further, we should probably first explain what exactly a mug cake is. After all, they are a pretty recent phenomenon, in the grand scheme of baking!

Well, there isn’t even that much to say about mug cakes, to be honest!

They are exactly what the name implies: A cake that you make in a mug!

The only thing that sticks out about mug cakes is that most mugs cannot handle the temperature of an oven without damaging or breaking.

Because of that usually cooked in a microwave instead.

But other than that, yeah. It’s pretty simple!

Why Are Mug Cakes Popular?

So, why exactly have mug cakes become so popular?

Well, there are a couple of good reasons that explain why mug cakes have shot up to the top of many people’s favorite midnight snack lists!

Generally speaking, mug cakes only take a few minutes to cook inside a microwave, if that even, making them much faster and easier than a cake that you may bake in an oven.

Not only that, but the single vessel that you use to cook the mug cake in is incredibly easy to prepare a better in, and makes very little mess, especially when compared to a full-sized cake.

Plus, making a small mug cake means that it is an easy meal for only a single person to make and eat.

Making a full-sized cake, especially for the middle of the day or night snack, takes a lot of time and energy, and can’t be eaten by a single person in one sitting.

Plus, with most recipes for mug cake out there being incredibly easy, only using a few main ingredients, it opens the floodgates for endless creativity with tons of different flavors.

You can have Nutella mug cake (don’t worry, we’re getting to that), or you can have chocolate chip mug cake, brownie mug cake, or any other kind of confectionary that you can think of!

Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

Making Your Nutella Mug Cake

So, now that we have thoroughly sold the idea of mug cake to you, you’re probably going to want to know how to make a cup of Nutella mug cake for yourself.

Well, thanks to the excellent folk over at The Comfort Of Cooking, there is an easy-to-make Nutella mug cake recipe that pretty much everyone with a microwave and mug can do at home!

These are the following ingredients that you are going to need for this mug cake recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons of milk (or non-dairy substitute)
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour

There are of course plenty of other things you can add to this recipe for your mug cake, such as chocolate chips, whipped cream, or even vanilla ice cream

But, for the basics, this is all you will need!

Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

So, with your ingredients ready, and a mug in hand, now we can finally get started on this mug cake recipe!

Grab Your Mug

First, you’re going to want to find yourself a microwave-safe mug to use and add all your other ingredients to.

Mix Your Ingredients

Next, you just need to add all of the ingredients that you plan on adding to your Nutella mug cake, such as the baking powder, the all-purpose flour, the Nutella, and the milk.

This would also be the time that you may want to throw in your non-cold extras, such as chocolate chips

Time To Whisk

Make sure that everything is well whisked together.

Because most mugs are too small for electric whisks, you’ll probably be best using a mini hand whisk.

Make sure that there are no lumps of your ingredients left in your mix.

Into The Microwave

Once everything is mixed into a nice thick batter, you can place your mug into the microwave.

We recommend cooking the cake batter for around 50 sends at first in a 1000-watt microwave, and adding 10 or so seconds if it hasn’t cooked yet.

Checking If Your Nutella Mug Cake Is Cooked

Ideally, your Nutella mug cake should not take longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds to fully cook.

Your Nutella mug cake, once the cake batter has cooked, should be a little spongy, and if poked with a toothpick, come out clean.

Finishing Thoughts

And that is it! You have a freshly made and ready to eat, Nutella mug cake!

As we said, this Nutella mug cake is super simple, so once you have the basics down, feel free to add whatever extras you want.

Have it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a blob of extra whipped cream.

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Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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