For the longest time, I knew that Nutella existed, but I never bought it.
Yes, seriously. It was not on my all-the-time shopping list.
That was in my old life. My pre-Nutella addicted life.
Recently, Elizabeth came home and said how her good friend had a Nutella sandwich for lunch at school. It got me thinking. There’s so many things you can make with Nutella, and it might be a great treat for the kids’ lunches and mine, on occasion.
Let me just say, it’s a slippery slope, that Nutella. One lunchtime treat has led to many jars of Nutella in my shopping cart.
I love it for breakfast, for lunch, with strawberries, with bananas, with peanut butter and for a late night snack.
I think about it all the time.
And I keep finding bigger jars of it. I first started out with a small jar. I’d buy two at a time. Then I found an even BIGGER jar at Target. I’m on my second one of those. But I hear there’s an EVEN BIGGER jar available at BJ’s. I’m afraid to go see. I’d join just to buy it.
So one day, my friend Paula sends me a link she’d found to a Four Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake. She found it on a blog called Kirbie’s Cravings.
Four ingredients. One of them being Nutella.
Check. Check. Check.
I had all four ingredients.
I’ve made a mug cake before from a different recipe for a coffeecake, and didn’t love it. Never posted it.
This, I love.
I think I’ve made it four times in two weeks or so.
It takes all of five minutes to mix up, if that.
It takes all of one minute and 30 seconds to cook in my microwave.
I kid you not.
So today, for my Friday post I share with you my newest addiction: the Four Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake from Kirbie’s Cravings. Now pay attention when you read her blog post about this cake. She has taken a lot of ingredients out of her original recipe, which used to be over 1000 calories. Now it’s just over 500 calories. That’s still a lot. But knowing it *used* to be more, doesn’t that make it sound like a bargain?
Yes!! It does!
And she recommends sharing it.
I don’t choose to go that route.
She also recommends waiting to eat it until it cools.
I don’t do that either. I can barely get it out of the microwave and I’m getting my spoon.
I recommend topping it with whipped cream or something like that. My whipped cream is fat free. In fact, most of what we eat is low fat or fat free, so I don’t really feel terrible eating this on occasion.
Here’s the recipe. Try it out!
Four Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake
from Kirbie’s Cravings
4 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup Nutella
3 tbsp fat free milk
Combine all ingredients into an oversized mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. Sharp knife inserted should come out clean and top of cake should look done rather than gooey. If cake is not cooked in one minute, add an additional 20 seconds. Let cake cool in mug completely before eating.