Chocolate hazelnut mug cake

Two posts in one day?! Why, you ask?

Oh nothing, just a little thing called a chocolate hazelnut mug cake.

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Otherwise known as “Oh my f’ing God, this is so freakin’ good I can’t wait until tomorrow to post it!”

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5 minutes and it’s yours.

Nutella mug cake

You’re welcome. Enjoy.

3.0 from 1 reviews

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake
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Satisfies a chocolate craving in 5 minutes flat.
Recipe type: mug cake
Serves: 1
  • 3 tablespoons AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ tablespoon Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large, greased mug and whisk together well with a fork.
  2. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired.
If you don’t have Justin’s, Nutella would be a great substitute.


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  1. 1

    I’ll take one!

    I have seen so many mug cakes lately on Pinterest….I’m convinced fully of how good they are after seeing this.

    And…EASY. Microwave. love it.

  2. 2

    HOLY CRAP that looks good! I’m making this over the weekend when my mom comes. She LOVES hazelnut so much that I made sure to have a bottle of Frangelico ready … hmm … I wonder what it would taste like if I added that to it. :)

  3. 3

    I need this. Think it would work with regular pb?

    • 4
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Yeah, give it a shot! You might want to increase the sugar a bit b/c the Justin’s butter definitely has some in it and pb doesn’t.

  4. 5

    Genius! I wonder if I can figure out a way to work in some of that TJ’s cookie butter…

  5. 6

    simply mind-blowing.

  6. 7

    this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen

  7. 8

    This looks delicious!! I loooove hazelnut, sounds perfect for me!

  8. 9

    I had no idea you could “bake” a cake in the microwave! I’ll definitely be trying this out.

  9. 10

    HOLY cow– that looks so good! Can’t believe how easy it is to make, and I usually have all those ingredients right on hand!

  10. 11

    I am drooling. Mike is drooling. We don’t have all of the ingredients but be certain that we will by Sunday. WOW!!!!!

  11. 13

    I’ll take two… two please!

  12. 14

    WOAH WOAH AND WOAH. This looks ahhhmazing. Cake in 2 minutes? YES please

  13. 15

    Are you sure? In just 5 minutes? I have to try this out…Not tomorrow, not later, but right now! Thanks for the post! You rock!

  14. 16

    That mug cake thingy looks delish. I am going to try and veganize it and substitute the milk for almond milk…YUM!

  15. 17

    I followed your recipe for chocolate hazelnut mug cake and found them delicious. Got anything for apple pie :)


    • 18
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Yay, so glad you liked it! I haven’t tried anything with apples yet in the mug cake department but there is a good apple cake recipe on my recipe page that’s pretty simple and seriously delicious!

  16. 19

    Oh my goodness this looks incredible! Where can I find myself some Justins?

    • 20
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I found it at my local health food/wannabe Whole Foods store. I think I’ve seen it in some “progressive” grocery stores though. There’s always online and nutella would be a fine substitute, same flavor profile.

  17. 21
    Hannah Ford says:

    Tasty but kind of a weird texture.

    • 22

      Mug cakes usually are. Add 2 Tbsp of beaten egg (I freeze 2T at a time in ice cube trays) for a better texture.

  18. 23

    oh my, even this looks so delicious. i have never bought Justin’s butters, although I see them at my grocery store. Is it one of the best? If so, I’ll definitely consider it. :-)


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