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Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

Have you ever tried baking a mug cake? Mug cakes are the best naughty little treat! Just a few spoonfuls of ingredients whisked up in a mug and baked in the microwave for less time than a bag of popcorn.  This delicious recipe is my new favourite found over at www.thekitchn.com

Chocolate Brown Mug Cake Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans, plus more to garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • Pinch nutmeg, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella, or any chocolate-hazelnut spread
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe Method

  1. In a 12-ounce (or larger) mug, whisk together the milk, olive oil, and sugar. Whisk in the flour until smooth, then whisk in the oats, pecans, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and nutmeg, if using.

  2. Dollop the Nutella on top and push in gently so it is partially submerged in the cake batter.

  3. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds, and then in 15-second bursts until the top looks dry and cooked and springs back when pressed with a finger.

  4.  On microwave power: 700 watts and it took between 70 and 90 seconds total for the cake to be done, depending on the batch. Times will vary in microwave ovens of different powers. So it's recommended a conservative approach of microwaving for 30 seconds and then in short bursts, checking between each.

  5. Let stand at least 5 minutes before eating, as the cake and Nutella center will be quite hot. Top with additional Nutella if feeling indulgent!

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