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Chocolate Nutella Cake in a Mug and My Blogoversary

by Laura

Today is exactly 4 years since I started my blog.  I know, right? It is so hard to believe I have been plugging away at this for 4 years now, but it is so fun to see what it has become.  So to celebrate my blogoversary, I have a cake in a mug that includes two of my favorite flavors – chocolate and nutella!  Now if you are opposed to nutella, by all means do peanut butter instead.

The recipe today also happens to be one from the blog that I originally starting following and inspired me to begin my own – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  I thought it would be a perfect way to celebrate.  Thanks so much for being my inspiration Melanie!   I am so grateful to have such wonderful followers and I hope I can continue making family meal time something you look forward to and enjoy with your family.  I also hope that the recipes are ones that you will be able to pass along to your children and they begin their lives away from home.

Now this cake has the best of both worlds in my opinion since it includes both nutella and chocolate.  You end up with a nice warm brownie-like, yummy, heavenly, ooey-gooey mess.  Add some vanilla ice cream to prevent from going into a chocolate coma, or if that is what you are looking for then go for this cake straight up with no ice cream to mellow it out.

I am also throwing in a giveaway for the celebration, so pop on over to the giveaway page to enter.


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Chocolate Nutella Cake in a Mug


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp nutella
  • Dash of vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • ice cream, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the above ingredients until blended.
  2. Spread the batter into the bottom of a large coffee mug.
  3. Microwave for about 2 minutes until nice and puffed up. Remember it is best to undercook is best or it can get a strange texture.
  4. Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired. Serves 1-2 depending on how much chocolate your body needs and how heavy of a chocolate coma you want to be placed in.
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Susie January 27, 2014 - 10:22 am

I’m a little late to the party (and congratulations on your 4th anniversary almost 2 years ago!). But I found your recipe on Yumly and it sounds wonderful. I think I’m going to try it with some gluten free cake mix I have that I need to use before it expires. I hope it works (won’t blame your recipe if it doesn’t). And if it doesn’t at least now I have a recipe I could make for someone else when they need a little chocolate cheer but I don’t want to make a whole cake. 🙂

Roz Weitzman August 14, 2012 - 8:15 am

I love this recipe. I’ve made cake in a mug with the Grade 3 students that I tutor in English. But Nutella!!!!! I can hardly wait to get a jar of it. Thanks bunches! Roz

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Jennifer April 19, 2012 - 10:33 am

Love your Blog Laura! Congrats on 4 years

Melanie April 19, 2012 - 7:23 am

Happy anniversary on your blog, Laura! It’s so fun to see how four years as allowed all of our little blogs to grow and I’m proud to have been with you from the beginning. You do great work and have such a fabulous blog. Keep it up, my friend!


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