, , ,

Last week was just one of those stressful, hectic weeks. It’s not that anything was particularly difficult, we just had a lot of small things to do around the house. I’m still really learning how much effort it is to maintain a house. Plus, we gave Sura a bath last week and whenever she gets a bath, I think it makes her shed 10x more! So, I ended up having to do more frequent vacuuming on, top of everything else, just to prevent the fur tumble weeds from taking over the house! Naturally, I started to crave something sweet to get me through the  long days but I really didn’t have the energy for some serious baking.

Thank you livelovepasta for saving me with this quick, easy, and tasty nutella mug cake recipe!


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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug.
  2. Mix well with a fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 1½– 3 minutes. I started it at 1 minute and monitored it as I kept adding 30 seconds. I took it out after a little under 2 minutes.

nutella mug cake

Delicious! This is so simple! I’ve decided it will take some serious self-control not to make this every day! Really, anything with nutella is good but a nutella cake in under 5 minutes…can’t beat that!