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Pure Nutella Mug Cake

photo of a spoonful of Pure Nutella Mug Cake
February 5th is World Nutella Day, and I’m hurrying to get this post published before the day ends! Now you might be thinking I’ve already done a Nutella mug cake, but actually, I haven’t.

I did a chocolate Nutella mug cake which had Nutella and cocoa powder mixed into the cake. I also did a brownie cake with Nutella swirled in. But this one is a pure Nutella cake, or “Pure Nutella.”
close-up photo of a Pure Nutella Mug Cake
The Nutella flavor really comes through in this cake. Like all my other microwave mug cakes, it’s super easy to make. Mix everything in one cup, microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes and you are done!  A steaming hot, made from scratch cake. Happy World Nutella Day!
overhead photo of a spoonful of cake

If you enjoy mug cakes, here are the rest of the mug cakes I’ve made so far:

Pure Nutella Mug Cake

Pure Nutella Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This Nutella mug cake takes less than ten minutes and is the perfect treat for one.


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Combine all ingredients in an oversized coffee mug. Whisk well with a small whisk until smooth. 
  • Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes and then take it out to check to see if it is done. If not, microwave for another 30 seconds. You don’t want to overcook it or it will become rubbery. 
  • You can also make this into two smaller-sized mugs. You can mix the batter all in one mug and then pour half into another mug. Make sure you cook each one individually.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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53 comments on “Pure Nutella Mug Cake”

  1. Can you use olive oil???

    • You can try. I don’t recommend it. I’ve used olive oil in other cakes and it slightly changes the texture and flavor.

  2. Hello your cake was amazing and so tasty. I was wondering if you knew how much calories it had ? Thank you very much and have a very nice day ! 

  3. Do i have to use the white granulated sugar? Also,what type of milk did you use? Whole milk or skimmed milk?Please reply!!!

  4. THANK YOU! I was so scared it was going to explode (i have seen some videos…) but it was great! 🙂 

  5. Do you have to separate the egg or not?

  6. A 16-ounce cappuccino mug is not big enough. It bubbled up over the sides and about 3 tablespoons of batter ended up in the microwave after about 1 minute. The bonus is, after I got done cleaning the microwave the cake was cool enough to eat. Texture and flavour were amazing, other than the 1/4 inch of raw batter that remained in the bottom of the mug after 2 minutes. Next time I’ll split it into two mugs to avoid the mess, and hopefully cook it all the way through (it was verging on rubbery or I would’ve gone another 30 seconds).

    • It might have something to do with microwave setting before too powerful, causing it to cook too fast. I didn’t have any issues of it bubbling over with a 16oz mug, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. sorry for the mess!

  7. I’ve tried many of your mug cakes, but this one is by far the most delicious one! Absolutely incredible!

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