Chocolate Brownie in a mug, in minutes!

Chocolate brownie in a mugThis is one of those recipes where I’m unsure how I lived without it before, to be honest. It’s simple, quick, but most importantly it tastes amazing – these are some of the best brownies I have ever tried, if I do say so myself. It’s great for an easy dessert for one, or for an afternoon snack, an accompaniment to coffee – any excuse will do quite frankly. Here’s how you do it:


  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of flour


  1. Melt the butter in the bottom of a mug in the microwave. Mix in water, vanilla sugar (substituting for vanilla essence would work fine too) and salt – if you want it slightly saltier you can add more than a pinch, as I’ve been adding somewhere between half and a full teaspoon and it’s fine. Whisk together well with a fork.
  2. Add in cocoa (2 tablespoons is enough, but I like mine with extra cocoa), whisk well. Add in sugar, whisk well. Lastly, add in flour and whisk until it’s all blended together.
  3. Put mug in microwave. How long you microwave it for will depend on both the power of your microwave and how gooey you want the brownie. I like it a little bit gooey but not too much, so about 75-90 seconds on 600w does it perfect for me. A minute or less on 600w leaves it half gooey still, much more than 90 seconds and it’s fully baked.
  4. Enjoy! Add a bit of cream to the top for extra indulgence.

If you try this recipe please let me know your thoughts! I’d also love to hear if anybody else has any similar recipes!

6 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownie in a mug, in minutes!

  1. I have a recipe for cake in a mug that is similar to this, but it doesn’t include the butter. I really want to try this now to see if the consistency is more brownie like! The cake can be a bit dry so this looks like it might work out well!

    • Ahhh okay, interesting that it doesn’t include the butter. The main thing I think this takes out of a normal brownie recipe is the egg. This one isn’t dry so long as you don’t overbake it. You’ll have to let me know how it goes 🙂

  2. What perfect timing, as today is my ‘eat-anything’ day. I added a touch too much flour, but it was a great early morning treat, thanks! I love watching it rise through the microwave’s door

    • Oh wow I just looked at that recipe, that one looks intense. A lot more chocolatey than mine, I’d imagine. I will have to try it one day soon. I fear this new trend in my diet is going to be the undoing of said diet. 😛

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