I do not know how many times I saw my daughter making this recipe on a Sunday morning. Today, I wanted to make it myself and taste my first microwave recipe.

I always try all my recipes before I post them. This morning I had some difficulties. I made this recipe twice. The first batch, I  did not fill the mugs enough. For my second batch, I filled them too much and the dough went over the edges:(

I get so upset when I can’t take a great picture!

To get it just right, fill each cup 2/3 from the top (1/3 from the bottom), it will be perfect.

If you are a fan of Nutella, it’s a recipe for you:)

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for breakfast!


Recipe sources : mug cakes -100 speedy microwave treats to satisfy your sweet tooth- by Leslie Bilderback


Makes : 2 mug cakes Preparation time : 10 minutes  Total time : 13 minutes to 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (70 grams) Nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) (60 grams) self-rising flour
  • pinch of salt

Directions :

In a large mug, combine the butter and Nutella. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until melted. Whisk in the egg with a fork. Stir in the milk, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour and salt. Beat the batter until smooth. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes each until risen and firm.

Topping Ideas : Whipped cream, Nutella, Marshmallow Fluff, milk chocolate ganache, caramel sauce, confectioner’s sugar, chopped hazelnuts, or fresh raspberries.


“Ce gateau dans une tasse est une idée bien gourmande qui en régalera plus d’un!”;)

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  1. Quick and easy…delicious too!

  2. Eva

    Mmmm…c’est la gourmandise à l’état pur !!

  3. I have never made mug cake in spite of seeing so many recipes…this one sounds delicious with nutella…and so pretty!
    Have a great weekend Zaza 🙂

  4. This verybewasy and perfect to break your teatime hunger.but I never made this recipe yet so will try it soon

  5. I love nutella and I love mug cakes so this is a perfect combo to me! Looks way too perfect! Mniaaaaam! 🙂

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