I made a single serving Nutella brownie. It’s only 3 ingredients. And it’s outrageously good. It tastes just like the ultra chewy and fudgy box mix brownies.

All you need to do is mix the ingredients, pop it in the microwave for one minute and it’s ready.

It’s not the prettiest sight, but it’s so delicious. The edges are super chewy, just like the edge pieces on regular brownies.

I didn’t actually cook it in a ramekin. I cooked it in an oversized mug but then it’s really hard to see the brownie after it’s done, so I pulled it out and it fit nicely in a ramekin.

I did actually experiment with making one in the oven so that it would come out prettier (above photo). Unfortunately, it took a really, really long time to cook. After 25 minutes, I just lost patience and took it out. It had a very gooey center, but it wasn’t as chewy. I think it probably can work in the oven, but I probably needed to split the batter so that it’s a thinner layer.

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3 Ingredient Single Serving Nutella Brownie (Mug Cake)


1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Nutella
2 tbsp whisked egg
2 tbsp all purpose flour


1. Combine all ingredients into an oversized microwave-safe mug. Mix with a whisk until batter is smooth. Batter will be quite thick.
2. Microwave for 1 minute. Let brownie cool and set for about 15-30 minutes before eating.


57 Responses to “3 Ingredient Single Serving Nutella Brownie”

  1. Christine P. — February 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I just made this for my 5 y/o and the hardest part was waiting for it to set. It was delicious and the perfect snowy day snack! Thank you for sharing.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

      Oh yay! So glad you like it. I agree, it’s so hard to wait. But it makes a difference with the texture.

  2. Kristy — February 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Delish! I tried to also do it in the oven, and the inside wasn’t to cooked, but in the microwave, it’s awesome!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 6th, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

      I’m glad you like it. I agree, the oven makes it almost like a lava cake, but the microwave has the fudgy chewy texture.

  3. Sam — February 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Very tasty! And how many watts is your microwave? Because mine is 1200 wats.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 1:53 am

      Mine is 1000

  4. nese — February 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    i dont have a microwave! can i do it in the oven in individual suffle bowls? if so what oven heat and how many munites?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 12:52 am

      No this will not work in the oven. As I discussed in the post, I tried doing it in the oven and it wouldn’t finish cooking.

  5. Erika — February 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm


    • Kirbie replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

      Sorry the website was temporarily broken. All recipes are now back.

  6. char — February 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    All I see are the pictures…where are the ingredients?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

      I’m sorry it should be back up. the site was temporarily broken this morning.

  7. Amanda — February 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I’m mobile & not seeing ingredients! Help!!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

      it should be up now! there were some issues with the site earlier, but everything should be fixed now!

  8. Sam — May 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Kind of a stupid question, but you just crack the eggs, whisk them and throw them in the microwave? Nothing more, it just cooks by itself?

    • Kirbie replied: — May 1st, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

      Well not exactly. the recipe only uses 2 tsbp of a whisked egg, not an entire egg. And you’ll need to whisk the other ingredients in as well.

  9. Cheryl — June 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I just tried it and it was awesome!  It’s a good thing you clarified to use only 2 tbsp of whisked eggs, that detail would have escaped me. 

    • Kirbie replied: — June 29th, 2014 @ 8:58 am

      glad you like it! this is one of my favs!

  10. Tristan goethals — July 10, 2014 at 5:41 am

    its really delicious in the oven its a little bit gooey but i like it! 
    btw: i love all our recipes 

    • Kirbie replied: — July 10th, 2014 @ 8:06 am

      thanks! it comes out chewy like a box-mix type brownie in the microwave so def give that a try too!

  11. Natasyah — July 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    1/4 cup of Nutella? Is that what you meant?

    • Kirbie replied: — July 15th, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

      1/4 cup of nutella + 1 tbsp of Nutella

  12. Mim — July 23, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Hiya kirbie! Love your ingredients, but I’m always confused with the whole cup thing! How many grams is a cup of Nutella? And is a cup of something else e.g flour, different?? Sorry about this!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 23rd, 2014 @ 7:51 am

      Hi Mim, the ingredients are measured in US measuring cups. I’m sorry I don’t know the conversions but I’m sure if you do a search, there are usually many sites that provide conversion for popular ingredients.

  13. Ashley — July 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Hello! I have some left over self-raising flour left, hence I was wondering. Is it possible to use self-raising flour for this recipe instead of all purpose flour? 

    • Kirbie replied: — July 27th, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

      not sure..i haven’t tried it with self rising. the recipe doesnt have a rising agent in it so if you add one, it will alter the texture and i’m not sure if you’ll still have the brownie texture

  14. Ben — August 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I found that I needed to cook them for about 2 to 2.5 minutes in the microwave when I put them in ramekins.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 1:28 am

      hm, i’m surprised it took so long, but i’m glad it worked out

  15. Samantha — August 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Out of curiosity, do you think Egg Substitute would work with this recipe? I rarely use eggs, so I never have them in the house.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 14th, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

      hmm, not sure about that. i haven’t tried

  16. MC — October 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

    This is the first mug cake recipe I have not been disappointed in. I decided to try it today out of pure boredom, and I wasn’t sure how it would come out since all of my previous attempts had been failures. I am so glad I tried it! I actually ate it because it tasted good, not because I didn’t want to waste it. This is amazing and I will definitely be making it again!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 27th, 2014 @ 9:50 am

      I’m glad you like it. I have many others too!

  17. Jing — October 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I’m eating my Nutella brownie as I’m typing this, and let me tell you – it’s GLORIOUS. I think I’m practically crying from the deliciousness. Thank you for sharing this recipe (:

    • Kirbie replied: — October 27th, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

      aw, so glad you like it!

  18. Pania — December 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    This is really good, I loved it a LOT. When I was eating it, I noticed a bit of nutella I hadn’t quite mixed in, so I tried it again, this time with a dollop of nutella on top. This recipe makes quite a nice self saucing pudding.

    • Kirbie replied: — December 4th, 2014 @ 1:16 am

      mmm, more Nutella on top sounds divine!

  19. Luca — January 8, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I tried this because I wanted to make a chocolate cake / brownie but there wasn’t any chocolate or cacao powder left, so I tried this, and IT’S SO DELICIOUS! 
    So thanks for sharing this recipe! :D

    • Kirbie replied: — January 8th, 2015 @ 9:29 am

      I’m glad you enjoy it!

  20. Karen — January 20, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Erm. 1/4 cup of Nutella and 1 tbsp Nutella. Where do you put the tbsp of Nutella, in your mouth whilst cooking it? :p

    • Kirbie replied: — January 20th, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

      nope, it goes in the batter. Feel free to save some extra Nutella for eating though! ;-)

  21. Mariluz — February 11, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Espectacular!!! me encantó, gracias por compartir la receta.

  22. Sarah — February 17, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Mine came out very dry. Any ideas why?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 17th, 2015 @ 11:49 am

      did you add the full amount of Nutella? 1/4 cup + an additional 1 tbsp. If so it shouldn’t be dry at all. it should be extremely fudgy and moist

  23. AKILA — March 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Yum yum yum!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 12th, 2015 @ 11:17 am


  24. Mariluz — March 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm


    • Kirbie replied: — March 20th, 2015 @ 9:50 am

      thank you!

  25. Emily — April 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I tried this recipe out it didn’t really turn out like a “brownie texture” it was more like cake,and man was I really hoping it turned out like a brownie. I’m not quite sure what I did wrong but,yeah.

    • Kirbie replied: — April 18th, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

      It should definitely come out ultra brownie texture. super chewy and fudgy and not cakey at all. did you do anything different? and did you make sure to add all the Nutella stated in the recipe because the Nutella is the key

  26. Susan — October 28, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Hey there! 
    is the amount of time fixed or does it depend on the microwave?

    • Kirbie replied: — October 28th, 2015 @ 12:27 pm

      as stated on the recipe instructions, 1 minute! though your timing may vary slightly depending on your microwave

  27. Maisy — November 21, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I tried this today while my parents were out. Worked like a charm, although I forgot the extra Tbsp of Nutella, so I got a more cakey texture. 

    • Kirbie replied: — November 23rd, 2015 @ 2:10 am

      that extra 1 tbsp of Nutella really makes a difference for the fudgy, chewy texture, so definitely try that out next time! glad it worked out for you though!

  28. Chris — November 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I really love the recipe, i have a dinner party next weekend i want to put this idea on my menu.. : )
    Many Thanks for a superb idea

    • Kirbie replied: — November 30th, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

      glad to help!

  29. Hannah — January 9, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    1/4 cup is equals to 4 tablespoons. And according to the ingredients list, plush 1 table spoon. So you mean, 5 tablespoons in total?

    • Kirbie replied: — January 9th, 2016 @ 11:20 pm


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