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Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

This chocolate hazelnut mug cake is ready in 5 minutes from preparation to baked. It’s the perfect quick chocolate fix.

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

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

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

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

Chocolate Mug Cake

5 minutes and it’s yours.

Nutella Mug Cake

You’re welcome. Enjoy.

For a protein and fiber packed version of this – try our healthy chocolate protein mug cake recipe.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

This chocolate hazelnut mug cake is ready in 5 minutes from preparation to baked. It’s the perfect quick chocolate fix.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • Combine all ingredients in a large, greased mug and whisk together well with a fork.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired.


If you don’t have Justin’s, Nutella would be a great substitute.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 228mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate hazelnut mug cake


Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Saturday 13th of March 2021

I left the applesauce out because I didn’t have any, but it was still delicious! Creamy, chocolaty and satisfying!


Wednesday 9th of August 2017

I used gluten free brown rice flour as a substitute, and am enjoying every bite!


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Thanks for sharing how it tastes. I will continue my search in hope to find an easy mug cake recipe that makes good cakes too.

Betty Evans

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

This was terrible! Sorry, but it was not at all good. It was so bland and way too moist. Don't make this.