Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake 

I am not a frequent mug cake person. I picked this theme for the Blogging Marathon this month  to explore this further. So I have been making 2-3 mug cakes every week now and the daughter is happily used to it.

Nowadays she points to the oven and goes – “Amma, suthi suthi” (round and round in Tamil)because that’s how the cups in the microwave oven go). Now I am stuck! 

So here is one of her favorites –


4 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ tsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. granulated sugar 

⅛ tsp salt

5 tbsp milk

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 tbsp Nutella 


  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large mug (14oz)
  • Add the milk and oil until all ingredients are combined and there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Add 1 tbsp. of Nutella in the middle of the batter. Just drop it in the middle. 


  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes
  • Enjoy!


  1. A large mug is necessary for this since the cake will rise quite a bit
  2. I needed 2 minutes in the microwave since mine was set at 540W. If yours is at 700W or more than I think 1 minute should suffice.


This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon hosted by Srivalli. 

Check othe Blogging Marathon page for other marathoners doing this BM


11 Comments Add yours

  1. usha says:

    Even I don’t make these mug treats but are great for sudden sweet cravings late in the evening watching a tv.

  2. Varada says:

    It is nice when recipes are loved by the family.

  3. Priya says:

    Omg, this mug cake is torturing me..hard to resist..

  4. Jayanthi says:

    I love mug cakes and yours look very tempting.

  5. Mug cake with nutella , who can resist .Looks yummy.

  6. Pavani says:

    That is such an invitying Nutella mug cake.

  7. harini says:

    OMG! My little one will love this. looks very tempting.

  8. that looks so sinful – wow a must for a chocolate lover

  9. Suma Gandlur says:

    Nutella cakes are yummy and I bet this one was too.

  10. s says:

    Nutella cake so.. so .. delicious.

  11. Srivalli says:

    Wow that’s really so sinful..I won’t mind having it right now..

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