The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Nutella Chocolate Cake…in a Cup. (5 mins)

This is it. This is what I have been waiting for. Heaven and Hell in a cup. A delicious, nutella cake-filled cup. I found this recipe on Babble and full credit must be given to Angie McGowan for this.

It’s very simple. You have a hankering for some cake. But you don’t want to go though the whole rigmarole of getting out the whisk and the mixing bowl and the wooden spoon and measuring a bunch of stuff…

So, just lump everything into a mug. Make it a pretty big one as this bad boy expands in the microwave. I’ve shown myuber-cool Eeyore mug as an illustration of the size you should expect.

If you need an excuse to buy a ludicrously oversized mug, this is it.

Recipes don’t get much simpler than this, so enjoy. Feel free to mess around with it a bit. Some people top it off with whipped cream or marshmallows, some add peanut butter to the mix. Go crazy.

Nutella Mug Cake


4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil


1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whatever takes your fancy.

Gives a whole new meaning to the word "cupcake".

Bon Appetito!


Posted on December 14, 2011, in FOOD and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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