5 Minutes to Nutella Mug Cake in the Microwave

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I don’t know about you, but my sweet tooth has been driving me crazy lately.  This time of year not just anything sweet will do, but I’m really craving something warm I can sink my teeth into. Which is exactly what this Nutella Mug Cake is! With just five minutes and ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make this delicious molten cake in the microwave.

You will need the following “wet ingredients”:

  • 3 tablespoons Nutella, or any chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

“dry ingredients”

  • ¼ cup self rising flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • One large microwave safe mug

In the mug first add all the wet ingredients and mix well with a fork so the egg is completely blended.

Next add all the dry ingredients in the mug and again mix well so everything is a single consistency.

Now to the best part – the microwave! Start by microwaving it, in the mug, for thirty seconds.

Next microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until it starts looking like cake.

The whole cooking time will be between 45-55 seconds depending on your microwave, and whether you like your cake more dense or more moist! My preference is right in the middle, where most of the cake is dense but there is still a molten lava center. Let it cool and then dig in!

If you can resist the temptation to eat it on the spot (I usually can’t) you can add some dusted powdered sugar, cocoa powder, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or sprinkles to the top to make it more festive! Hope you enjoy this microwave Nutella Mug Cake!

Photo Credit:  www.thebrunettediaries.com

This dessert is great, but definitely one that the kids need to sit at the table while eating.  It can be very messy if carried around the house while it is being eaten.  I was just thinking about a few posts back when I was talking about the best places to purchase Communion Dresses.  Can you imagine what kind of mess this Nutella Mug Cake could be when eaten by a child in a bright white outfit?  Yep, this dessert can be messy, so keep it in the kitchen before the kids dig in!