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Nutella Brownie in a Mug

Updated on April 10, 2015


  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Nutella


  1. Combine all ingredients into an oversized and microwave-safe mug.
  2. Mix until batter becomes smooth. Be prepared for a thick batter.
  3. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.
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Self-rising flour produces better mug cakes but if you don’t have a self-rising flour available right away or you can’t find it at the grocery stores, you can make some by combining 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 ½ tsps of baking powder and ½ tsp of salt.

Instead of a mug, you can use anything that is microwavable, from glasses, jars, or even paper cups. It is most important not to fill your mug, glass, jars, or paper cups more than half full with batter to avoid overflow.

Set your microwave to the shortest time your recipe lists first, then check your cake by touching the top. It has to be firm and springy. If it is still doughy, keep cooking the cake in 15-second bursts.

Mug cakes may deflate a little but don’t worry, they still taste good. They are best eaten right after it cools down a bit to enjoy its moist texture. My experience is that after being left for some time, mug cakes tend to turn dry.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves one to 2 persons


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