Delicious easy Nutella Mug Cake Recipe! The perfect combination of chocolate and Nutella in an individual mug cake!
Nutella Mug Cake
Let's chat about today's amazing Nutella recipe!
First, let me say HELLO YUM! This Nutella Mug Cake Recipe makes enough for two people if you like sharing.
I would not hold it against you if you hoarded all of this mug cake for yourself while curled up on the couch!
I have been trying so many recipes that I can't wait to share with everyone over the upcoming weeks.
There are so many things I love about this Mug Cake Recipe! Preparing and cooking only takes a few minutes, so I get yummy Nutella goodness in less than 5 minutes.
How can you go wrong with adding Nutella to everything possible? It is just that good.
Ingredients Nutella Mug Cake
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Nutella Mug Cake! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Baking Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- Microwave-safe Mug
How to Make Nutella Mug Cake
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version. Warning: This Nutella Mug Cake recipe is so good I used a fork to scrape all the bits I could!
1. In a mug, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
2. Beat in egg, sugar, and Nutella with a fork until very well blended
3. Microwave on high
4. Let cool slightly before digging in
This Nutella Mug Cake recipe is so good I used a fork to scrape out all the bits that I could 🙂
This is such an easy dessert that I have cravings at time just for this. Add in a bit of chocolate frosting and vanilla ice cream and it is a decadent dessert.
Add some fresh berries...oh yum!
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead + Storage: Enjoy this easy-peasy microwave mug cake made to order! On the same note, storing it is unnecessary since it serves one to two people generously.
Freezing/How to Freeze: While we don’t recommend freezing this one to two-person Nutella Mug Cake since you’ll eat it up anyway, add some frozen berries or cherries if you want a cool element. We think blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or dark cherries would be fantastic!
Substitutions: We love making this mug treat with Nutella for the authentic flavor of the beloved chocolate hazelnut spread. Check out some other Nutella substitutes here if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something new.
Vegetarian Option: This dessert recipe is vegetarian-friendly.
Vegan Option: Nutella contains skimmed milk powder, so check out Amazon or your local health food grocery store, such as Whole Foods Market, for vegan alternatives. Vegans will also want to use a plant-based egg substitute.
Gluten-Free: Nutella is a gluten-free product. Gluten-free home bakers will want to use their go-to gluten-free baking staples to make this recipe.
Make it Spicy: Add chili or cayenne pepper to taste if you want a Nutella Mug Cake with some heat.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 52 grams of sugar, with granulated sugar and Nutella being the primary sources. Use sugar-free alternatives to these ingredients if you’re watching your sugar intake.
Tips for the Best Nutella Mug Cake
- We love this Nutella Mug Cake as-is, but there are many ways to make it fancier if you so fancy! Garnish it with whipped cream or powdered sugar, mix chocolate chips or sprinkles into the batter, or top it with chopped hazelnuts for extra homemade flair.
- Printable recipe card instructions are below.
- Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
When to Serve + What to Serve with Nutella Mug Cake
Reach for this no-fail Nutella Mug Cake whenever you want a sweet treat to appear in front of you instantly. Here are some homemade bites that are equally indulgent and low-effort.
Sides: Sausage Cream Cheese Rolls, Air Fryer Spanakopita, Pigs in a Blanket, Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Black Bean Salsa, Cranberry Salsa, Air Fryer Frozen Potato Skins, Pizza Monkey Bread, Crock Pot Reuben Dip, Buffalo Chicken Wontons
Main Dishes: CrockPot Swedish Meatballs, Slow Cooker Beer Chili, Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese, Corn & Black Bean Taquitos, Chicken & Waffles with Spicy Dipping Sauce, Quick & Easy Ramen Bowl, Pulled Pork Parfait, CrockPot Cabbage Rolls, Easy Vegetable Lo Mein
Great Nutella Recipes
These are some of our favorite Nutella recipes we have shared in the over ten years we have been writing this website.
Super easy to make Nutella Mug Cake Recipe
- In a mug, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Beat in egg, sugar and nutella with a fork until very well blended
- Microwave on high for 75-90 seconds, or until risen and center is set.
- Let cool slightly before digging in
Recipe originally shared April 6, 2014, updated March 13, 2020, September 2023