Make your own 5-minute chocolate Nutella mug cake!

Tough day? Tough week? Tough decade? Need instant pick-me-up sans implied sleaziness? Need something you could make with your own hands to provide a sense of accomplishment without tearing down the kitchen? Need self-gratification in form of gluttony decadence?

You need a 5-minute chocolate Nutella mug cake. With just 5 minutes and some basic ingredients, you could potentially save yourself from total embarrassment or ruin because… well how many emotionally-distraught people can think straight?

Cake will save them. And you.

5 minute chocolate nutella mug cake - ingredients
Every household should have Nutella at all times

You need:

– 1 egg
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1 tbsp cocoa powder
– 3 tbsp oil
– 2 tbsp Nutella
– 3 tbsp flour
– 3 tbsp milk
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– a slight pinch of salt
– 2 drops of vanilla essence (optional)

Mix everything together in a nice big mug. Mix hard and well. That means everything must be a nice smooth liquid, no lumpy bits to be found. This takes me a couple minutes because I stir the s- out of the mix.

5 minute chocolate nutella mug cake - in microwave

Pop the mug into the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stick around and watch the cake mixture rise.

5 minute chocolate nutella mug cake - baked

And it’s ready! Eat by itself or with cold creamy vanilla ice-cream.

5 minute chocolate nutella mug cake

You may now feel like the most accomplished person in the world… till the end of cake.

You’re welcome.



  1. So Cool, too bad no microwave in my house…

  2. Shit, that looks damn good!

    But I also don’t have a microwave…
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  3. Benson Lim says:

    Love your 5 minute recipes, or Recipes for the lazies. You should compile your recipes into a book.

  4. <3! want to make one now! but no nutella … nor flour. ๐Ÿ™

  5. Awesome comfort food. Yes every home must have some nutella.
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  6. TheJessicat says:

    Ur gonna make me SO FAT now. NO THANK YOU!!!! aahahaha
    I’m a crazy fan of Nutella, babe. Oh nooooooooooooooooo!
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  7. Cake saves me everytime! Looks good.. may I have some please..
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  8. Thanks for this recipe. It turned out much better than I expected. I had no problem at all with lumps coz I sieved the flour and baking powder and gradually add them in. Btw, if you use a whisker to stir the mixture (as opposed to ordinary spoon) you dun have to mix forever. Remember to stir with a whisker, you dun need to beat like you do to eggs. Just stir.

    Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚ love the cake.

    • Wow thanks for the tips! I don’t have a mixer though, so will have to make do with the fork. Nice one about the sifting, I’ll give it a go next time and I wouldn’t have to stir like a mad woman ๐Ÿ™‚

      • You dun have a mixer? Me bad. I actually meant a hand held egg beater. Do get one. Great for mixing everything. Life will never be the same. Lol

  9. so yummy!!!

  10. was good when warm and eaten with vanilla ice cream, heheheh

  11. That looks amazing, I’m pretty sure we just paid $7 at a cafe for something that doesn’t look as good as this. Doh!
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  12. Is it just regular flour?

  13. Now that we finally have a microwave at home, I’m gonna try this!

  14. Yay! Cant wait to make this but dont have milk ๐Ÿ™ we have cream though so I’m gonna use that instead ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Tested and tasted and it passed with flying colours.

    This recipe works like a charm.
    But one requires a REALLY LARGE mug.
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