Nutella could possibly be one of the most addicting spreads ever. Rich with chocolate and a hint of hazelnut, it is not only great on bread, apples, or even by the spoonful, it’s also a great ingredient in cakes. But not every college student has enough time to cook an entire cake or even has the full kitchen with an oven to make it. But don’t fear- you can still enjoy a delicious Nutella cake in the matter of minutes with this quick and easy microwavable recipe.


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute and thirty seconds
Total Time: 3 minutes and thirty seconds

Servings: 1


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. Add and mix all the dry ingredients into a large mug (really, make sure it’s big or else the cake will overflow).

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2. Add the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and Nutella in the same mug and stir until all clumps are gone.

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3. Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds (even if it looks like it is not ready, take it out because it will continue to cook as it cools).

4. Grab a spoon and indulge is this chocolate hazelnut wonder.

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But really, make sure you are using a large enough mug, or this gooey mess will happen. Photo by Meredith Marcus