Nutella Mug Cake {5 Minute Dessert}

Published February 16, 2014. Updated December 17, 2018

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You would probably laugh but my most popular post that I’ve ever posted is this Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake, yes thank you Buzzfeed! It’s been a while since I’ve made a mug cake so I figured it was about time I posted another one.

I just happened to have about 3 Tbsp of Nutella in my cupboard and what do you make when you only have a few tablespoons of Nutella left? Mug cake of course!

Nutella Mug Cake | Cooking Classy

When you are only down to a few last tablespoons of that precious stuff (until you can make a trip to the store to get more), you better put it to good use, right?

That is just what I did with the last of mine and now I plan on buying another jar of it so I can make plenty more of these, because this is totally my new favorite mug cake! I mean, it’s loaded with Nutella so how could it not be?

Yes, I still struggle to make a mug cake look good, but at least I attempted to right :)? Let’s just say they taste much better than they look.

Just make sure you use a large coffee mug, mine was a little too small and as you can see it spilled over the sides a bit.

It’s not a big deal because I stopped the microwave before it could spill all the way over and that’s all I really care about – that I don’t have to clean up a mess in my microwave because that would kind of defeat the purpose of a mug cake, which is simplicity and less mess to clean up.

If you love Nutella and a super simple, irresistibly delicious dessert, be sure to try out this recipe. It’s sure to impress. It’s amazing what the microwave can do sometimes. Enjoy!

Nutella Mug Cake | Cooking Classy

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Nutella Mug Cake {5 Minute Dessert}

A super delicious, super easy dessert that you can have ready in no time. Perfect for when those chocolate cravings hit.
Yield: 1 mug cake - about 2 servings
Servings: 2
Prep4 minutes
Cook2 minutes
Ready in: 6 minutes



  • In a large coffee mug, whisk together milk, Nutella, applesauce, vegetable oil and egg until blended.
  • Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and stir to combined.
  • Heat mixture in microwave on HIGH power until cooked though, about 1 1/2 - 3 minutes.
  • Serve warm, if desired top sweetened whipped cream or powdered sugar, and raspberries.


Recipe adapted slightly from Eclectic Recipes
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Mug Cake {5 Minute Dessert}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.