Recipe: 4-Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake

updated May 1, 2019
4-Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake
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If there was ever an MVP of desserts, I have no doubt it would be awarded to this Nutella mug cake. When all you need is one bowl, four ingredients, and five minutes for a seriously chocolatey cake that can crush any sweet tooth, it’s hard to argue otherwise.

This cake comes together with four common baking staples you likely already have in the kitchen: flour, baking powder, milk, and Nutella. Once the ingredients are added to the mug, do be sure to whisk them together well so the flour and Nutella are well-combined. Then it’s off to the microwave for a quick cook.

This cake stands well on its own, but don’t let that stop you from taking it over the top with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop vanilla ice cream!

4-Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake

Serves 1

Nutritional Info


  • 1/4 cup

    whole or 2% milk

  • 1/4 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    baking powder

  • 1/4 cup



  1. Place the milk, flour, and baking powder in a 12-ounce or larger microwave-safe mug and whisk until smooth. Add the Nutella and stir until the batter is well-blended with no lumps.

  2. Microwave on high for 60 seconds, and then in 15-second bursts until the cake begins to pull away from the sides of the mug and the top looks set, dry, and springs back when gently touched, 30 to 60 seconds more. Serve immediately.