Cooking cake in the microwave feels rebellious. Kind of like eating dessert first (I do this), skipping church (I do this too) and buying extra shoes at a Nordstrom sale (I’m a first class offender). Nutella Microwave Cake is dense, chocolate and sinful. While it can’t replace Dad’s Chocolate Cake or Nutella Mascarpone Icebox Cake for special occasions, its perfect in a pinch.
Nutella Microwave Cake
Makes 1 mini cake. Probably it’s it’s 2 servings but feel free to eat by yourself
- 4 T flour
- Pinch baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 4 T sugar
- 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 T Nutella
- 1 egg
- 3 T olive oil
- 2 T milk
- 1 t vanilla
- 2 T chocolate chips
Find a large coffee mug or small microwave safe bowl. I have a 2 C pyrex dish from a set of storage dishes. Make sure any mug or dish is microwave safe. It says on the bottom.
In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Use a hand mixer if needed.
Using a spatula, scrape into microwave safe mug or dish.
Microwave for 2 1/2- 3 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave. Mine took 2 1/2 mins. Top with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles.
Adapted from “Nutella Mug Cake” by Angie McGowan, babble.com, 2011