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.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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


  • 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


  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. Molly @ Blonde Out Loud

    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. :)

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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.

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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.

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      Haha. Well then, thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let me know. If a bleeped out curse word online is offensive, I kind of feel sorry for you.

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  13. Jennifer

    Terrible. Tastes surprisingly bland and has a lot of calories. A waste of good chocolate hazelnut spread.

  14. Denizen

    I’m terrible sorry as far as its good looks I have to agree with Jennifer. I got the same results with her – bland and a lot of calories; about more than 350! It needs a little tweaking such as less vegetable oil (about more than a third of the calories is from the oil; A tbsp of it is 120, so the recipe calls for 180 kcal of oil!) Tweaking might improve it? Such as less oil, a little bit more of sugar and/or more chocolate.

  15. Joanne

    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.


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