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Learn how to make a super quick and satisfying Chocolate Mug Cake in the microwave in just 1 minute! This microwave chocolate cake has a special ingredient, making it extra luscious – Nutella! A perfect single serve cake when the sweet tooth starts cracking on! 

two chocolate cakes in blue mugs.

This chocolate microwave cake recipe is easy to follow and much simpler than baking a cake in the oven. This little cake caused a little mess in the kitchen, as Nutella typically does, but it is nothing to making a full sized cake! Our favorite way to serve this Nutella Cake, is with a scoop of our favorite Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Why This Microwaved Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake Recipe Works 

  • It is the quickest and easiest way to make a cake! 
  • It is a perfect serving size for one person, which means we don’t have to share! 
  • Clean up is fast with just a fork and a mug and take only 1 minute to bake up! 
  • This is a perfect cake to experiment with different mix-ins and toppings. Think outside of the box and get creative. You could even switch up your Nutella for a nut butter! 

Ingredients for Nutella Cake.
Ingredients For Microwave Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake    

  • All Purpose Flour, gluten free if needed 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Milk, or dairy free alternative 
  • Neutral cooking oil, such as avocado, grapeseed, or vegetable 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Nutella, or any chocolate hazelnut spread 

overhead shot of chocolate mug cake on a blue plate and plaid napkin.
How to Cook Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake in the Microwave

  1. In a microwave safe mug mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. 
  2. Add milk, oil, vanilla, and Nutella and mix together until you have a smooth batter. 
  3. Place in the microwave and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Check to see if batter is still a little wet on top. If so, microwave for an additional 15 seconds. 
  4. Let cool and enjoy! 

This microwave chocolate mug cake recipe can also be made gluten free if that is your preference. Use a great 1-1 gluten free flour blend for the best result sin texture. Don’t use coconut or almond flour as it will result in a totally different texture. If you need a vegan option, there a tons of “better-for-you” hazelnut spreads that are entirely vegan! Check out of favorite one here

Close up shot of nutella cake in a mug on a blue plate.
Faqs

Should I Grease the Inside of my Mug? 

This is optional! I have found that the cake does tend to stick to the inside of the mug a bit, however, nothing that can’t be scrubbed off once you finish devouring your cake. If you want an easier clean up, use a light coating of non-stick spray. 

Can I Double the Nutella Cake Recipe in a Bowl?   

Absolutely! Double this recipe and make it in a microwave safe bowl. We haven’t done much experimenting with doubling this recipe, so cooking times may vary, but just keep an eye on the cake! If you do double this recipe, be sure to let us know in the comments below! 

Do I Need to Change the Power Level on my Microwave?  

Not for this recipe! 

However, there are many different types of microwaves and yours could potentially be more powerful than mine. So, if you try this microwave chocolate cake and it comes out rough and chewy, that means it was overcooked. Try cooking for a shorter period of time, checking at 45 seconds. 

two chocolate cakes in blue mugs.

Chocolate Nutella Cake

Make this rich Chocolate Nutella Cake in the microwave in under 1 minute!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 640 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 ½ tbsp milk or any dairy-free milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Nutella or any chocolate-hazelnut spread

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe mug mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add milk, oil, vanilla, and Nutella and mix together until you have a smooth batter.
  • Place in the microwave and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Check to see if batter is still a little wet on top. If so, microwave for an additional 15 seconds.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 640kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 9gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 735mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 5gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 87IUCalcium: 190mgIron: 5mg
Keyword chocolate cake, Easy Recipe, microwave, Microwave Recipes, Mug Cake, nutella, nutella cake
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