I’ll admit it — I’m not much of a baking enthusiast. However, a good mug cake recipe is something I can get behind. Discovering mug cakes was a big deal for me. For the first time, I could enjoy the rewards of a tasty baked treat without making my kitchen look like a tornado had just hit. Most recently, I stumbled upon what’s possibly the easiest mug-cake recipe out there — and the results are absolutely drool-worthy.
This mug cake recipe from Tasty only requires three ingredients that you’ve probably already got lying around your kitchen and one of them is my absolute favorite sweet treat — chocolate hazelnut spread. Nothing says cozy indulgence to me like the creamy, hazelnutty taste of Nutella or Trader Joe’s brand chocolate hazelnut spread (feel free to use your favorite kind!). In the form of a warm, decadent mug cake, this really didn’t disappoint.
The other two ingredients are eggs and flour. All you have to do to make these chocolate hazelnut mug cakes are combine one cup of your chocolate hazelnut spread, two eggs, and 1/4 cup flour in a mixing bowl, pour the cake mix into two microwave-safe mugs, then heat each mug in the microwave for two minutes. Really, that’s it! The whole process took me about five minutes from start to finish, and the end-product was absolutely to die for. You can also feel free to top your cake with some extra chocolate hazelnut spread, or some ice cream or chopped nuts for extra deliciousness. I enjoyed walnuts and vanilla ice cream on top of mine!
The next time you’re in the mood to indulge with a sweet treat, cater to those desires and cuddle up with a warm chocolate hazelnut mug cake. Trust me — your tastebuds won’t be disappointed. It’s the perfect warm dessert to enjoy on a cool winter night!