Nutella Mug Cake

09/28/2011

Sometimes you just need a quick fix. When I made this, it was one of those occasions. I didn’t feel like making a whole batch of cupcakes or cookies; I just wanted something easy. I stumbled across this recipe and instantly ran to my cabinet to make sure I had everything. Of course, I had Nutella on hand–It’s the nectar of the gods, in my opinion. Everything in this is simple baking staples with the addition of Nutella–which I happen to always have at least one jar of at all times. It takes just a couple of minutes for when you need that pick-me-up dessert without wondering what to do with a cake that’s missing just a small slice.

Nutella Mug Cake
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Fresh Whipped Cream (optional):
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar

In a coffee mug, combine all of the ingredients. If you do not have self-rising flour on hand, just Google the conversions and you can figure out how much baking powder you’ll need. Mix with a fork until mostly smooth–it will still be a little lumpy. Place mug on microwavable plate and cook for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on your microwave. Just keep an eye on the cake and when the top starts to bubble over and the cake is no longer raw it is done.

Whisk together the heavy cream and sugar until soft to medium peaks form–about 3-5 minutes. If not using the whipped cream, top with powdered sugar or any other topping you see fit.

Enjoy!

Adapted from:
Live Love Pasta

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