Day 5 – Nutella Mug Cake


Happy Nutella Day! Yup, that’s right. It’s World Nutella Day. In honor of this wonderful day, I decided to whip up one of the Nutella recipes I have pinned. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing recipes for mug cakes all over the place. I’ve never tried them…until now!

If you haven’t seen a mug cake yet, the idea is genius. You basically make a little mini cake in a mug and “bake” it in the microwave. I was very skeptical at first. Baking with the microwave? How good could that be?

Well, it’s quite good!

I learned a few things this first time around though. First, use the largest mugs you have. I used what I thought was a large mug, but apparently it wasn’t big enough because some of the cake spilled over the top. Second, remember that these cakes fill those super large mugs to the brim. I could barely even eat half of mine!

I also wasn’t sure how long to cook it. The original post suggests anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave. I had no idea how to tell if my cake was done after 1 1/2 or if I should keep it in there longer. There isn’t exactly time to stick a toothpick in it like you can while baking in the oven. I just took a guess and went with a time right in the middle, 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The top was a tad drier than the bottom so I probably wouldn’t put them in as long next time.

For the recipe, check out the original post on Babble.

Happy Nutella Day, everyone!



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4 Comments… Share your views

  1. i’ve made a mug “coffee cake” for a friend as a gift once… but this nutella one sounds pretty tasty!!! 🙂

  2. So strange that nutella day exists – oh well, it’s good that it does. This is a fabulous recipe 😀

  3. wow that came out so pretty, Grandma B would be so happy to see her mug made a great picture

  4. read this, made this. eating it this second, so so soooo good!

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