Treat in a Jiffy: Nutella Microwave Mug Cake!

Preggie cravings got you needing a sweet-tooth fix pronto? Check this out…


Microwave mug cakes aren’t really the stuff of glossy foodie magazines – nor do they pack a particularly nutritional punch; but they’ve two endearing qualities that keep them ever-popular: quick-to-make, and ooey-gooey-delicious.

Plus, the single-serving size means you won’t inhale an entire cake…

In short, these speedy treats are the perfect solution for cake cravings when you don’t have the energy – or the time – to go gung-ho in the kitchen (or take a trip to the store).

For immediate saccharine satisfaction, try this easy-peasy recipe for Nutella microwave mug cake.

Tip: Forget cooling your sponge; once the microwave pings, you have full permission to scoff this baby straight away – while the half-melted choc chips are still gloriously gooey.


  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 0.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips


Spoon the Nutella into a cup and melt in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. Add the egg and mix well. Add the melted Nutella and toss in the choc chips. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the cake mixture into two ramekins or small mugs and microwave each separately for 30 seconds – timings based on an 800 watt microwave. (You may need to adjust the cooking time to your own microwave.)