This Nutella lava cake in a cup is perfect for a decadent treat! A single serving, easy recipe that makes one lava cake with a warm, oozy lava center.
Nutella Lava Cake in a cup
Say hello to your new best friend! If you’re feeling like having a rich chocolate dessert but don’t want the hassle of baking something time consuming, this Nutella lava cake in a cup, oozing with creamy chocolate is a real lifesaver! This will become your most favorite dessert ever, because this impressive dessert delivers so much tastiness in just a blink of an eye. It all takes 5 minutes tops (3 if you are as anxious as I was to start gulping this down)!
This recipe was born out of my deep love for brownies and Nutella. I’m a big fan of both and although I’m ashamed to admit it, I indulge in both pretty often. I bake a lot of other goodies lately, thanks to the holiday season, but I somehow manage to keep going back to my “first love”, brownies and Nutella.
A while ago I made a recipe for Microwaved Brownies, out of my need to have a quick fix for my sweet tooth, something that took little to no time and wasn’t going to add lots of calories to my hips. Brownies are so easy and quick to make, there’s no way you could mess things up with a brownie recipe. So I thought I should base this Nutella lava cake in a cup on the original Microwaved Brownies, slightly change the ingredients and add a generous scoop of Nutella.
I of course had to serve this delicious cake with some whipped cream and a scoop of vanilla ice cream because everyone knows this is the best combo ever. It was madness! Pure sinful, gooey, fluffy heaven! The photography does not do any justice to this incredibly simple yet decadent tasting dessert.
Nutella Lava Cake in a cup recipe
- ¼ cup self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp finely granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil plus more for coating
- 3 tbsp milk
- 3 tablespoons Nutella
- 1 small egg
- Ice cream (optional)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, milk, egg and 1 tablespoon Nutella.
- Mix all together until you have a smooth mixture. You’ll need to have a soft-ish, creamy texture.
- Grab a cup and coat with oil and a mixture of flour and cocoa (just a tiny bit). Shake the excess off.
- Pour brownie mixture into the cup (aim to fill no more than ¾ of the cup).
- Add 2 tablespoons of Nutella in the middle. You can add more if you want a richer “lava” in your cake (or use chocolate with a more runny texture when melted).
- Place into the microwave on high for 1 min 40 seconds. You may need to experience with that as microwaves have different settings (mine is 850 watts). The secret is to not overcook the batter. The cake should rise a bit, with a fluffy texture and a glossy top.
- To remove the cake from the mug, place the mug upside down on a plate and split open with a spoon for the lava to ooze. Serve with whipped cream and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And that’s it! Enjoy your cup of tasty goodness!