Nutella mug cake has only 3 ingredients for a decadent treat. Make this easy recipe in just 2 minutes anytime you want cake.

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Black and white mug with nutella mug cake inside.

Nutella mug cake

Have you ever made a mug cake before? It is super easy, really delicious and takes just minutes. Nutella fans will go crazy over this easy to make cake.

The next time the craving strikes for something sweet, you can make this delicious cake in the microwave. It is perfect for when you only need a small portion and making an entire cake doesn’t make sense.

Or maybe you just want cake on the spur of the moment, this is the recipe to make. You can enjoy cake anytime the mood strikes thanks to this easy cake recipe in the microwave.

If you can add the nutella and a few ingredients, you can make this easy cake.

Overhead shot of mug cake.

3 Ingredients

  • Nutella
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
Process of making mug cake from whisking together nutella and eggs, flour and microwaving.

How to make nutella mug cake:

  • First, whisk together the nutella and eggs in a coffee mug. To make clean up easy, I like to spray the mug first with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Then fold in the all purpose flour.
  • The last step is to microwave for 2 minutes. It is so simple to make.
Black and white mug with nutella mug cake inside.

Serving ideas:

  • Serve with vanilla ice cream on top. The cold ice cream sinks into the warm cake for an amazing treat.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on the cake.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup.
  • Whipped cream is a great idea too.
Black and white mug with nutella mug cake inside.

Variation ideas:

  • Eggless option: If you need a recipe without eggs, use 4 tablespoons all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 3 Tablespoons milk and ¼ cup nutella. Mix together and put in the microwave for 1 minute. Continue to cook in 20 second intervals until the cake has finished cooking.
  • Chocolate Chips: Chocolate lovers may want to add a spoonful of chocolate chips to the cake mixture before cooking. You can use milk chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Cocoa Powder. Craving a lot of chocolate? Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the mixture before cooking.
  • Sprinkles. Make this cake festive for any occasion by topping it with sprinkles after cooking.
  • Fruit. Sliced strawberries are delicious with nutella. You can add a few to the top when it comes out of the microwave.
  • Nuts: Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the cake mixture before microwaving. It is yummy.
  • Baking powder. Add a ¼ teaspoon baking powder if you like more of a cake texture instead of brownie.
  • Extra nutella. You can add an extra scoop of nutella to the middle of the mug cake before cooking. This is really rich and decadent.

Let us know if you try any of these variations. They all sound so delicious and make this cake even better.

Overhead picture of mug cake.

3 ingredient nutella brownies

If you are craving brownies, you can make some with just 3 ingredients in a baking dish. All you need is 1 ¼ cup Nutella, 2 large eggs and ½ cup all purpose flour.

Preheat oven to 350. Use an 8×8 baking pan and spray with cooking spray or use parchment paper. Pour the mixture in the pan.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted is clean. This is such an easy and delicious brownie recipe with simple ingredients.

Tips for 3 ingredient nutella mug cake:

  • Microwave safe mug. Make sure the mug you are using is safe for the microwave.
  • Don’t overfill the mug. Your mug needs to be large enough to hold everything and account for the cake rising.
  • Don’t over cook. If you are unsure of how your microwave cooks things, start with less cooking time. You can always add more time in increments.
  • Fresh is best. This cake is best enjoyed right out of the microwave while warm. Of course you can enjoy it later and it will be delicious. I just prefer it served right away.

Give it a try.

The next time someone has the craving for cake, make this individual serving instead. I also like to make these because I’m not tempted to eat more than I should.

The small serving helps to satisfy my sweet tooth while not having lots of leftover cake around. It is truly the perfect recipe.

Black and white mug with nutella mug cake inside.

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Nutella Mug Cake

5 from 5 votes
Nutella mug cake has only 3 ingredients for a decadent treat. Make this easy recipe in just 2 minutes anytime you want cake.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 523
Author Eating on a Dime


  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour


  • Whisk together the egg and the nutella In a coffee mug. Fold in the all purpose flour.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream or powdered sugar on top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 523kcal, Carbohydrates 58g, Protein 11g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 164mg, Sodium 94mg, Potassium 382mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 41g, Vitamin A 240IU, Calcium 108mg, Iron 5mg

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