Minute Brownie in a Mug

I have been seeing microwave-safe mug recipes for a while now and I have been on the fence on whether I should try it or not. My favorite brownie to date was my “OMG Fudge Walnut Brownie,” but I should be more willing to try new things. Especially that this recipe yields for one or two people and should only take a few minutes to make.
What finally propped me to attempt a mug recipe was the lack of chocolate snacks in the house. Usually we try to stick to small, healthy snacks that we can grab on the go. Yet we try to buy one chocolate snack, like cookies, just to feed my female indulgence. Well to my stomach’s horror, there was NOT ONE sweet snack in the whole apartment! At first I was grumpy, sullen… and evil hell fire started shooting out of my pupils (I was having a bad day).
The sudden inspiration kicked in and I remembered this site I had saved: http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/09/13/two-minute-mug-brownie/. And guess what? It came out pretty good. The texture is between a brownie and thick chocolate cake. I think it could be a bit more sweeter and have a deeper taste, so maybe next time I want to try it with coffee instead of water.
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Milk, Coffee or Water (I used water)
  • Microwave-safe Mug (I used a Jack the Skeleton King from “Nightmare Before Xmas” mug)

1. In a microwave safe mug, stir together the dry ingredients with a fork. Make sure there are no lumps.

2. Stir in the oil and liquid of your choice (milk, coffee or water) until it is a thick paste consistency.

3. Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (some microwaves are stronger than others). If needed more time, I would suggest 10 seconds more at a time.

4. The brownie will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey when you stick a toothpick into the middle.

5. Let cool so you do not burn your tongue off. Eat and Enjoy!


  1. Yesterday, I made a chocolate peanut butter mug cake. Only one minute to bake and it came out as good as can be expected. Now, I want to try this one. They are just fun.

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