Nutella Mug Cake

5 from 216 votes

This Nutella Mug Cake is a 3-ingredient recipe made in a mug in the microwave within minutes - it's the perfect single serving quick treat!

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When you’re craving a cake with minimal ingredients and effort, try this Nutella Mug Cake. It’s made with only three ingredients: your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread, eggs and flour. After a couple minutes of prep and a couple minutes in the microwave, you’ll have the most decadent microwave cake-concoction

Nutella mug cake divided into two mugs made in one mug in one minute for one person, this Crumbly Nutella Mugcake is the perfect quick treat for a sweet tooth!


  • Nutella: Or your favorite brand of chocolate hazelnut spread. This adds a wonderfully rich flavor to your mug cakes.
  • Eggs: To bind the ingredients together and help the cakes rise when they are cooked.
  • Flour: I use all purpose flour for this recipe. I haven’t tried using a 1:1 gluten-free flour, but pretty sure it will work well. Let me know if you try it!

How to make nutella mug cake

  • Measure the ingredients in a large bowl (or alternatively divide in half into two greased mugs.)
  • Whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined without any clumps or flour streaks
Collage of two images showing the ingredients for the mug cake before and after mixing
  • Microwave until the cake rises and becomes cooked through.
Two mugs with the chocolate mug cake after microwaving

Tips for making mug cakes

  1. Don’t over mix the cake batter. The flour should be just combined, similar to a pancake mixture. If you over mix the cake won’t rise when you cook it as the gluten will be too developed.
  2. Use a large mug. The batter will expand to about twice it’s size, so use a mug that will hold that amount.
  3. Use a mug with straight sides so that the cake cooks evenly all the way through.
  4. Place a plate under the mug in the microwave to catch any of the batter if it overflows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make them ahead of time?

The beauty of a mug cake is that you can make perfect portions of cake in no time at all! If you do have leftovers, cover the mug with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What other toppings can you add?

I like to serve these mug cakes with a spoon full of Nutella for a little extra treat. They are great served with some fresh fruit, like raspberries or strawberries or sprinkle over some coconut flakes, chocolate shavings or sprinkles. You also can’t go wrong with a classic frosting on top.

Can you cook mug cakes in the oven?

Yes, you can make these single portion cakes in the oven if you don’t have a microwave, they will just take a little longer. Pour the cake batter into a greased oven safe ramekin and bake in a preheated oven at 350F or 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutella mug cake in two mugs with bite taken out of one - small plate of strawberries next to them

These Nutella mug cakes are perfect when a sweet craving hits, but you don’t have the time to spend to bake a cake from scratch. These individual cakes are the perfect way to treat yourself!

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Nutella Mug Cake

This Nutella Mug Cake is a 3-ingredient recipe made in a mug in the microwave within minutes – it's the perfect single serving quick treat!
5 from 216 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 728
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes


  • ¾ cup chocolate hazelnut spread plus more for serving
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together chocolate hazelnut spread and the eggs. Fold the flour until just combined.
  • Divide the batter into two greased mugs.
  • Microwave each mug for 2 minutes, then cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add a spoonful of the chocolate hazelnut spread on top of the mug cakes, if desired, and serve warm.


Storage: Store any leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 728kcal, Carbohydrates: 82g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 33g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 109mg, Potassium: 519mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 61g, Vitamin A: 238IU, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Dessert

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  1. I didn’t have enough Nutella for this recipe so I substituted half peanut butter. Then added some melty chocolate chips on top. Still delish!

  2. Great recipe – I split it across 4 mugs to make smaller cakes and crumbled some biscoff across the top, after cooking. They were really moist and delicious.

  3. Recipe is great however 2 minutes was too long for my microwave so it came out a little dry. Next time I will try 1 1/2 min.

  4. My kids enjoyed making this Nutella mug recipe. It was so much fun and taste so good with ice-cream 🙂

  5. It’s so yummy
    Me personally I love trying fast goodies specially as a busy mum with 3 little boys . Entertaining them very hard . This quick yummy recipe make your life easier as it’s home made , but you better make it with her Nutella home made as will end up so good . Plus your not gonna feel guilty of giving your child some sweet.( and of course your self too mama)
    Thank you for this yummy 😋 yum