It is raining today and it’s a great time to hibernate, watching your favourite movie and eating a warm chocolate hazelnut microwave mug cake. It’s nothing easier and faster than that if you are craving for a chocolate cake. It’s so simple to do and very easy to make. It’s just a mixture of a few ingredients, mix, mix, mix, and voila, you can eat some sweet treats that quick on this kind of weather.
Chocolate hazelnut microwave mug cake is a mixture of cocoa powder and some hazelnut spread preferably Nutella. Nutella is the most delicious hazelnut spread in my opinion. Some other brands are just too sweet for me and others are not even made out of hazelnut. Saying this, I remember I want to make my own hazelnut spread in the future… that’s one of my “make my own” list along with peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter. I have tried making strawberry jam before but I have no time to do other fruit jams as I think it’s easier to buy in store LOL! One of these days, I’ll make my own blueberry jam as this is one of my little boy’s favourite jams to put on buttered toast for breakfast. Hhhhhmmmm yummy!!!
Anyway, after my Nissan Skyline GTR Car Cake which is nearly a week ago, I haven’t done any baking. I have given my oven a chance to rest for all the hard work. After all, appliances are getting tired too you know. So for now, I’m just making a very quick cake that doesn’t involve my big oven. This time, I just need to bake this chocolate hazelnut microwave mug cake in… the microwave of course, you got it right! You’re so clever, microwave is not a given clue. I didn’t give you any hint about that. Would you believe you can make a cake, a chocolate cake for just under 3 minutes? Yes, you read it right… 3 minutes. In some microwave, it’s even just 2 minutes. It depends on the microwave and the power you are using so make sure you try it on the least amount of time first and continue to add more minutes if you think your cake is not cooked yet. Some microwave mug cake takes 5 minutes but for my microwave it’s just 3 minutes.
Here’s the recipe for the Chocolate Hazelnut Microwave Mug Cake:
3 Tbsp plain flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Nutella
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp milk
1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large, greased mug.
2. Add the wet ingredients and whisk together well with a fork.
3. Once all combined and free of lumps, put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
4. If desire, top with whipped cream when cooled.
5. Share and enjoy this chocolate hazelnut microwave mug cake to your family and friends!