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Nutella Mug Brownie (only 4 ingredients)

Nutella Mug Brownie is ready in 90 seconds! Rich, decadent, fudgy Nutella brownie in a mug is a single serve recipe, made with just 4 ingredients.

a spoon of moist nutella mug brownie held on top of the white mug
white mug with microwave nutella brownie topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries

Happy early Valentines Day!!

How are you gonna celebrate? Are you the “Dress up…fancy dinner… wine…” kind or the “pjs… cozy on the couch” kind? 

I am totally the second category. Especially on a weekday, after work/kids school, homework, activities….on the couch it is!! 

Dinner, dessert, open our favorite bottle of wine…..the best date night. 

Here is a dessert for you to consider. 

NUTELLA MUG BROWNIE

It is gotta be one easy Nutella dessert that you will ever make. Why do I think that this is gonna become your GO-TO guilty pleasure?

  • Only 4 ingredients
  • Easiest (simply stir and cook)
  • Quick (90 seconds)
  • Rich
  • Fudgy
  • Serves one
  • D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S

Why do I love this microwave Nutella brownie?

Because, it is just the perfect size to satisfy my chocolate craving. Not a gigantic portion. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times that I end up eating the entire dessert (or anything for that matter), just because it is there. 

This recipe takes care of that issue. Portion control for the win!!!

all 4 ingredients needed to make nutella mug cake

Main ingredients: 

Nutella – The best thing out of a jar. Ever. 

Milk – Preferably whole milk, but reduced fat is ok. Not fat free. It is a dessert after all!

All purpose flour – just a tablespoon

Cocoa powder – I used dutch processed

Salt – A pinch of salt goes a long way in dessert recipes (please note that salt is not counted as an ingredient).

How to make Nutella Mug Cake?

Step-1: Add Nutella, milk, all purpose flour and cocoa powder into a microwave safe mug or a 4-ounce ramekin.

Step-2: Stir well until thoroughly smooth.

Step-3: Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.

Step-4: Remove, let cool for few seconds, top brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and strawberries (optional).

Dig in.

a white mug with microwave brownie topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries

Expert tips:

If using a fresh jar of Nutella, make sure to give a good stir before using.

Stir well – Due to thick consistency of Nutella, it takes a bit of stirring to be mixed in completely. So, make sure it is completely smooth.

Time – Some readers found that the cake wasn’t cooked through in the mentioned time. So, upon further testing in different microwaves, we learned that some microwaves needed 5 to 25 seconds longer.

You can use any microwave safe coffee mug for the recipe. Just make sure that it not a big one, since this Nutella mug brownie no egg makes just one serving.

A 4-ounce ramekin works great for this measurement as well. It comes in handy when you want to serve this as a dessert.

If making in a ramekin – I used a 4 ounce ramekin which was perfect for this recipe and it was too small to stir ingredients in it. So, I preferred to mix all ingredients in a seperate bowl, transfer to the ramekin and cook.

More mug cake recipes : Black Forest Mug Cake, Chai Cake in a Mug, Mango Mug Cake, Vegan Cake in a Cup, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake or Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake

Serving suggestions:

Nutella Brownie in a Mug is delicious as is but amazing with a scoop vanilla ice cream. Hot, deep dark chocolately Nutella mug cake recipe with cold vanilla ice cream is just too good that you have to taste to believe.

Few more topping ideas:

  • whipped cream and/or strawberries
  • coarse sea salt
  • drizzle of Nutella
  • Dusting of confectioners sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream 

More Chocolate dessert ideas:

3 ingredient Chocolate truffles

No Bake Almond Butter Bars

4-Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Guilt Free Chocolate Hummus

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

a white bowl with fresh strawberries, a wooden bowl with whipped cream along with a spoon and a white ramekin with fudgy nutella brownie

When is a good time for this microwave Nutella brownie? 

  • Dessert
  • Late night craving
  • After school treat 
  • Snack time 
  • Every time you crave for something chocolate or sweet. 
a white mug with microwave mug cake
a spoon of moist nutella mug brownie held on top of the white mug

More Nutella recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth –

Gluten Free Nutella Brownie Muffins

Homemade Churros Recipe with Nutella Ganache

Nutella Croissant Sandwich

Nutella Stuffed Dates

4 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Or more Sweet Recipes

Nutella Brownie Mug Cake

Nutella Brownie Mug Cake

Yield: 1 SERVING
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Nutella brownie Mug Cake is ready in 90 seconds! Rich, decadent, fudgy Nutella brownie in a mug and the best part, it is a single serve recipe. 4 ingredients, Super easy, Super quick, ultimate Nutella Mug Cake for one.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For serving (optional)

  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions

    1. Add all ingredients into a microwave safe coffee mug. Stir well until smooth. 
    2. Microwave for 90 seconds (Some readers found that the cake wasn't cooked through in the mentioned time. So, upon further testing in different microwaves, we learned that some microwaves needed 5 to 25 seconds longer)
    3. Serve hot as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Notes

If using a fresh jar of Nutella, make sure to give a good stir before using.

Stir well – Due to thick consistency of Nutella, it takes a bit of stirring to be mixed in completely. So, make sure it is completely smooth.

You can use any microwave safe coffee mug for the recipe. Just make sure that it not a big one, since this Nutella mug cake recipe makes just one serving.

A 4-ounce ramekin works great for this measurement as well. It comes in handy when you want to serve this microwave Nutella brownie as a dessert.

If making in a ramekin – I used a 4 ounce ramekin which was perfect for this recipe and it was too small to stir ingredients in it. So, I preferred to mix all ingredients in a seperate bowl, transfer to the ramekin and cook.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 652Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 5gSugar: 59gProtein: 11g

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Hannah

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Didn’t workout for me as well. I’m using a vegan Nutella and oat milk with gluten free flour. If I’m being honest, I still ate it though haha

Malia

Thursday 24th of December 2020

I tried this on a whim (at 1 am mind you)..oh my GOODNESS. Mind-blowing. Probably the best mug cake I've tried, and I've tried a LOT.

I added just a touch of melted butter in as well, which made it all the better. can't recommend this one enough!

Rebecca

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Hiya, I don’t know what it is about the recipe but it won’t turn into a cake for me :/// it just comes out liquidy and gooey?? Possibly the amount of milk. I recommend 1- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of milk rather than 3 to avoid this. Thanks

Maria Doss

Thursday 25th of June 2020

Hi Rebecca, I'm so sorry to hear that. Is it possible that you used GF flour? OR Was it a new jar of Nutella and you used, without stirring? Flour + cocoa powder + Nutella (since it has hazel nuts in them) will thicken when combined with 3 tablespoons milk. Hope it helps:)

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Thursday 14th of February 2019

This is very dangerous knowledge, Maria!! I love mug cakes. This one looks SO good!!!!

Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Nutella is so addicting, so this is some built win portion control. Because if it was a whole cake, I would probably eat more than I should hahahah. I love quick and easy mug cakes like these :)

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