The 5 Minute Cake

I’m not a huge fan of mug cakes.  The first time someone sent me the recipe, I couldn’t hold in my excitement. “Really??? I can make a cake whenever I am having a craving in 5 minutes?”  It sounded too good to be true…and it was.  Mug cakes I have tried come out dry, bland, and very chewy.   But then I stumbled across this recipe:  Nutella Mug Cake.  Now I don’t know about you…but I LOVE Nutella, so I decided it was worth a shot to give this recipe a try.  And it passed my test of approval.  It will definitely come in handy for those emergency craving days.


  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil


1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine was good between 1 1/2-2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time.

Makes 1 VERY large serving…there’s enough to share.

Taste test approved by my son. =)