5 minute microwave Nutella® cake

    12 min

    As a poor, starving uni student, this mug cake recipe is one of my favourite desserts. It is quick, cheap and makes enough for one! A spoonful of ice cream completes this heavenly dessert. You can try using peanut butter instead of hazelnut spread, but you won't need as much. I find that 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter works well. You can also increase the amount of cocoa powder and hazelnut spread to 3 tablespoons each if you need even more of a chocolate hit!

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    Makes: 1 mug cake

    • 30g self-raising flour
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, or more to taste
    • 2 tablespoons chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella®), or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Stir self-raising flour, sugar, egg, vegetable oil, milk, cocoa powder, chocolate-hazelnut spread, salt and vanilla extract together in a large mug until batter is smooth.
    2. Cook in microwave oven on full power until the cake has risen in the mug and is set in the centre, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

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    Word of advice if you're using peanut butter instead of chocolate spread: You might want to increase the amount of sugar. The recipe takes into account that chocolate spread adds a lot of sweetness, but without it, the cake can taste almost a little bitter. It was all right for us, as we were having ice cream with it, but next time, I'll either go for chocolate spread or use more sugar.  -  18 Feb 2018


    This was a delicious recipe defenetly making it again 👍  -  05 Nov 2017


    Fabulous! Made this Saturday evening when we needed a chocolate hit and boy did it work! I didn't add salt after reading review above and was still great thanks. Extra - I made again for Sunday lunch, doubled up the ingredients and cooking time and now have more super yummy chocolate pudding!  -  11 Mar 2017