25 April 2013

5 Minute Nutella Mug Cake - Holiday Special Recipe for Kids

I am sure most of the kids in India are enjoying their vacation to the maximum. Today I will share a recipe that even kids (8 and above) can make on their own in a microwave. But make sure you have someone elder around to watch you if you are aged between 8 -10. So go ahead, enjoy the cake in just 5 minutes. So why not surprise your parents and friends with this easy cake.

I was so glad to see my 9 year old son make this with ease. I often make this on sunday evenings when I crave for something chocolatey.  ☺

5 Minute Nutella Mug Cake
(Printable Recipe)


Self- raising flour - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 3 tbsp
Nutella - 3 tbsp
Milk - 3 tbsp
Oil (Sunflower / Canola) - 3 tbsp
Egg - 1 small
Butter - to coat the mug

Other things you will need:
A 200 ml coffee mug
A tablespoon
A fork
A medium size bowl

Rub butter on the inside of the cup.
Mix the dry ingredients either in a bowl or in the cup itself.
Add in the milk, oil and nutella one by one.
Beat the egg and add to the cup/ bowl.
Whisk the ingredients well with a fork.
Pour it into the mug if you have mixed in the bowl.
Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

1. Mix the ingredients till just combined.
2. Time to cook depends on the microwave. It took 2 minutes for me.


  1. I am a big fan of microwave mug cakes.. Yummy cake to satisfy cravings instantly. Looks delicious..

  2. luks gorgeous and liked the presentation, Rinku!

  3. nothing beats the quickie cake on a leisure day.

  4. Perfect snack when we crave for sweets . nicely done

  5. this looks delicious... i love mug cakes... :)

  6. Love to finish that cake, prefect snack for kids.

  7. cake looks yummy. Loved the mug too :_

  8. Wow! I love a cake that is made in no time.. Especially when Nutella is among the ingredients used.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

  9. love cake in that perfect cup.

  10. Never tried this one out. Looks super tempting.

  11. luks gorgeous and liked the presentation n nice clicks

  12. love mug cakes, so easy and quick

  13. I never tried mug cakes..so next time when my son ask me to make a cake I can try mug cakes.

  14. love these mug cakes...esp. when u need a sugar kick but lazy to get up and bake a cake from scratch :)

  15. If im making this in an ordinary microwave(without grill) what time should i wait or if its n an OTG what temperature and for how many minutes?

    1. Hi Nazreen

      The time taken to cook will differ depending on the wattage of the microwave. Mine is an ordinary one with no grill. It will take max 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. Mug cakes are supposed to be the ones made in a jiffy. In case you are using an OTG it may take up to 12 - 15 minutes. I have never tried it in an OTG. :)

  16. awesome recipe ....
    i tried this same recpe for cupcakes and it worked perfectly
    just make the recipe in a bowl
    then take a cupcake holder or smoething like that (i dont what its called)
    then pour the batter in it
    microwave as said on high for 1 to 3 minutes
    ENJOY :)

  17. great recipe .... :)
    you can make this is as a cupcake too
    just make the batter in a bowl
    take a cupcake paper or something (i dont know what its called)
    pour the batter in it
    microwave as said
    only differrence is : if u follow this recipe with exact proportions then you are making for around 6 people ....
    ENJOY :)

  18. Made them for me, my mother and father and they are amazing!


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