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Nutella Mug Cake


Making a cake from scratch in five minutes might sound like a fantasy, but all it takes is a microwave and a mug. The addition of Nutella in this mug cake recipe creates a decadently moist dessert that’s ready in a flash, or should we say zap?

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5 m
Calories Per Serving


  • 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 oil or vegetable oil
  • Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce, for garnish (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 ½ to 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce, if desired.