Recipe for the Week - Microwaveable Nutella Mini-Cake

11:05:00 am

Ha! My first recipe of the year!! Ok, before I start: this is a high calorie dessert, and before you remind me of my resolutions; this was made for my son. This is actually a very slightly modified version of the famous Nutella Mug Cake from here. I used a bowl instead of a mug, and cut down the sweetness a bit. I also had to cook it for longer.

Remember those days when you just want a piece of chocolate cake, like, now, and can’t go through the whole circus of sieving/whisking/baking/cleaning up?? Well, this is the answer to those days :-).

What you’ll need:

  1. 4 tbsp flour
  2. ¼ tsp baking powder
  3. a tiny pinch of salt
  4. 2.5 tbsp caster sugar
  5. 2.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  6. 2 tbsp Nutella
  7. 3 tbsp milk
  8. 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  9. 1 egg
What you’re going to do:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a medium sized microwaveable bowl. Ensure that the bowl is more than just large enough to hold all the ingredients together.
  2. Whisk everything together with a hand whisk. (No need for the electrical contraption, manual will do)
  3. Microwave for 2 – 3 minutes, depending on the wattage of the microwave. (Mine required 3).
  4. Scoop out from the bowl and serve or upturn on a plate as I did, for a more cake-y style :-).
  1. Eat as is or with ice cream as Cub has done. (Yup, he's still with ice cream)

(Sorry for the crappy pics, I made it towards evening and the sun was beginning to set)
Can you honestly find a cake recipe easier than this? This is supposed to be a single serving as per the original recipe, but realistically speaking, it is way more than that. I’d say that at least 4 people can have a comfortably sized slice from this entire cake. You can, of course, customize it to your liking – whipped cream, nuts, chocolate sauce, strawberries and so on and so forth.

I loved the moist sponginess of the resulting cake. Do try it out; I’m sure you won’t be disappointed :-)

This recipe is a participant for the ‘Dish Name starts with N’ event at Akila’s blog, ‘Learning to Cook’.

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  1. i've never microwaved to bake a cake before, but this sounds awesome!

  2. cake in a microwave...sounds interesting...will definitely give it a try Fabs :)

  3. @amy b.s. That's the beauty of this - make do with the basic ingredients at home and with basic equipment!!

  4. @Ramya Try it out and let me know too, Ramya :-))

  5. I tired it already, nice and not too hard to make. Thanks for repice!

  6. man this is the easiest recipe ever!!.....
    i already got all the ingredients(except maybe castor sugar which i have run out of!!!...when i try this one out, will definitely let you know!!

  7. @deadlyinlove That's great!! Thanks for trying it out :)

  8. @shooting star Oooh yes, tell me soon as you make it!!

  9. Yum! I actually made a Nutella mug cake the other day! I great minds think alike, this looks delicious!

    1. Thank you, Cathleen!!! This is the most popular cake recipe in my house :-)

  10. Such a quick fix for a chocolate craving! Unlike how microwave cakes turn out, this doesnt look dry and crumbly at all. On my to- try recipe list it goes!

    1. I know, isn't it?? It's a good idea to mix a large quantity of the dry ingredients and store - instant cake mix!!