Nutella and peanut butter are a marriage made in mug cake heaven!

Not only is the sponge a sweet, salty and nutty delight, but there is also a pool of warm Nutella and peanut butter at the bottom.

Just gorgeous!

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

Microwave: 1 minute, 40 seconds

Cool: 2 minutes.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • A large microwavable mug


Using a fork, beat together the vegetable oil and egg in a mug.

Add the sugar and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the flour and salt, and mix well until you have a smooth batter.

Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of the Nutella into the mixture and stir until they are both fully combined.

Drop the remaining peanut butter and Nutella on top of the mixture, along with 1 teaspoon of water, but do not mix them in.

Microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds at 800W. The cake will rise, and should still be quite wet to touch. (It also may well drip a little down the sides of the mug as it is such a moist batter).

Leave the mug cake to cool for 2 minutes before eating, then devour.