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National Nutella Day!

Nutella Fun Facts:

Nutella, a chocolate & hazelnut spread, outsells ALL brands of peanut butter worldwide. Hazelnuts were originally used as an inexpensive filler. sales increased and soon became it’s trademark flavor. In the aftermath of World War 2 Italian stores offered a service called “smearing”, which allowed local children to bring in a slice of bread on which they could have some Nutella spread. In Europe the Nutella jar is usually made of glass, whereas in North America it is made of plastic. One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds worldwide.

2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

By; Chef Mary Matthews
Cooking Time – 1-2 min


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk (or fav coffee creamer, I like italian cream)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg


Combine all ingredients in an over sized microwave safe mug. Whisk lightly with a fork until combined and smooth. Microwave for a minute watching as the cake rises in the mug, stopping if it is about to overflow and continuing a couple of times for 30 second intervals till cooked. (My microwave is from the 1980s and it took 2 min total.)