Monday, November 14, 2011

Recipe: One Minute Mug Brownie

This is a super simple and fast way to make a single serving brownie.   

This is dangerous information.  It is delicious but not the least bit healthy.  Consider yourself warned.  

Flour and brown sugar.

Seriously, if you would like to stop reading now, I won't be offended.  

Dry ingredients.

Or, if you are interested in a quick and not-quite-as-unhealthy dessert option, consider checking out my previous Cake in a Cup post.

Brownie batter.

If you still want to know how to make the easiest, quickest, and most perfectly fudgy chocolate brownie ever, then read on.  

Warm and fudgy mug brownie.

But it is not healthy at all and you have been warned. 

So yum.

One Minute Mug Brownie
Adapted from


  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Whipped cream (optional)

  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a microwave safe mug. 
  2. Add milk and vegetable oil and stir together until no lumps remain. 
  3. Microwave for 60 seconds, checking after 30 seconds. The brownie should be firm but still a bit soft in the middle.  
  4. Remove from microwave and top with whipped cream, if using.


  1. This sounds delicious! We make the cake-in-a-cup fairy frequently, Ryan loves them! Might just have to try this! Thanks!!

  2. This looks like a delicious dessert for tonight. I'll most likely have to try it out before dessert...ya know, just in case it doesn't turn out right. ;)

  3. Oh yes! I've made the cake in a cup a few times... but this sounds like it's taking it to a 'whole' 'nother' 'level' ;-)

  4. OMG OMG OMG!!! This was amazing. I just ran up to the kitchen to make it.It took maybe three minutes start to finish! Tatse test..and YUMMY! What a perfect teacher gift this year. I was ready to go out and puchase the Tim's cards, but this the kids can make themsleves! Put the dry ingrediants in a little bag, place that in a christmas mug add the the rest of the directions to a little card attach with a ribbon and voila! THANK YOU! :-)

  5. Just saw this on pinterest - you are my hero.

  6. Me and my boyfriend are going to try this very soon and probably often, thanks!

  7. Hi, found rhis on pinterest and was wondering if it really comes out that well? Because i have done this before with cake and cookie recipes and they always come out spongy, sticky, stale, wet gross. Can you tell me what i may be doing wrong? Thanks!

  8. Delicious recipe. I like your blog. Thanks for sharing.
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