Nutella Choc-Chip Mug Cake

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That dreaded moment came when I realised I had no chocolate in the house…well, almost no chocolate. There were chocolate chips in the cooking supplies. Oh dear, time for desperate measures.

When I get a massive sweet tooth craving and have no chocolates otherwise in the house, its time to turn to the amazing mug cake or cookie recipes on Pinterest. My favourite has always been the chocolate chip cookie in a cup recipe from No.2 Pencil, which was partly my inspiration for this recipe experiment.

I went to make my go to mug cookie, but oh no… not only were we out of chocolate, but apparently butter too. Yet, hubby had decided Nutella was a necessity at the most recent grocery shop instead. Okay, that works. I’m sure I’ve seen recipes that substitute butter for Nutella. Here’s the recipe for my nutella choc-chip mug cake:


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) of choc-chips
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Optional – tablespoon or two of sugar


  1. Whisk egg with a fork in a microwave safe mug or bowl.
  2. Add in other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute
  4. Add a dollop of ice cream for extra indulgence, put your feet up, grab the TV remote or a good book, and make the most of this moment! You deserve it ;)

Unlike the No.2 Pencil recipe, I am lazy and throw in a whole egg rather than separating my whites and all that fuss. So rather than a cookie, it’s more of a cake. You could separate your egg if you like, but seriously it’s good just as it is. The ice cream is perfect, melting into the moist mug cake and it has just the right amount of subtle Nutella hazelnut flavour mixed in with an abundance of chocolate chips.

My chocolate craving was cured… for today!

8 thoughts on “Nutella Choc-Chip Mug Cake”

  1. the eternal traveller

    I have never heard of mug cookies before…fantastic. I do worry though that they will be so easy I’ll be making them, and then eating them, all the time.

  2. Simone (@WithVintageanMe)

    Yum, Holly! I think I might have to make this for tomorrow nights dessert. Thanks for sharing. Coming over from Fabulous Foodie Fridays x

  3. Lauren @ Create Bake Make

    Wow, what a brilliant idea – LOVE this!! Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays. Have a great weekend x

  4. Wow!! I am a huge mug cake fan… and of course a huge Nutella and chocolate fan too. I will definitely be whipping up one of these midweek when I’m craving cake! Thank you so much for linking your yummy recipe up with our Fabuloys Foodie Fridays party!

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