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If you have never made a mug brownie before, then today is your lucky day! Here lies a brownie in a mug recipe that is cooked in the microwave, ready to eat in 3 minutes flat. Perfect for when you’re craving Brownies, like right now.
Brownie in a Mug | Easy + Quick
This Brownie in a Mug recipe is SO GOOD. I’m telling you right now the texture is not like a regular chewy brownie….but it’s not a mushy, rubbery cake texture either (the kind you usually get with recipes like this). Instead, it lies somewhere else in a place I like to call dream town.
I’ve got a feeling that you all will be making this mug brownie this weekend…and it’s all thanks to my friend Claudia. That girl knows what’s up. I have no idea where she got this recipe, but it is PRIME. I was way skeptical at first, but then I tried it and just about died because:
- no cake made in the microwave is typically worth my time/the calories
- this recipe has no eggs….whaaaaa?
- it was super chocolatey and delicious, probably thanks to the copious amounts of whipped cream up on top.
Main Ingredients Needed
You’re only 9 simple ingredients away from this delicious single-serving treat. Like many of the people who have tried this brownie in a mug recipe (see the comments) feel free to experiment to make this recipe even more perfect for you! Here’s what you’ll need to make this perfect mug brownie:
- Flour – this is all the structure we need for this brownie, especially if you keep it in the mug. No eggs here!
- Brown Sugar – to sweeten. You could also use regular sugar here as well.
- Cocoa Powder – unsweetened cocoa powder to be exact. To make it chocolatey.
- Milk – for moisture.
- Vegetable Oil – you can also melt the same measurement of butter and use that instead. Do not use olive oil, the taste is too pungent for this sweet treat.
- Salt – to balance out flavors.
- Vanilla – a good complement to the chocolate.
- Coffee Extract – optional but it brings out the chocolate flavor even more.
- Whipped Cream – use storebought or make your own homemade whipped cream for this recipe. Or even top with vanilla ice cream.
Microwave Brownie Pro Tips
To ensure a perfect brownie in a mug every time, I’ve compiled these tips and tricks, just for you!
- Don’t Overmix. The more you mix, the more gluten will form, the more it will taste like rubber.
- Don’t Overbake. Again with the rubber thing…..not good when we’re talking about brownies.
- Adjust Microwave Times. You’re probably going to have to do a little trial and error with your microwave, but I’m sure tummies across this great globe will happily oblige.
- Toppings. Ice cream and/or whipped cream is best placed on top of such a mug brownie.
- No Mug Brownie. If you want to not eat your brownie out of the mug and make it look prettier a la Lauren’s Latest, combine the batter together in a small bowl and pour into a greased mug. After it’s baked, loosen up the edges and plop it onto a plate. Add appropriate accouterments as necessary.
How to Make a Brownie in a Mug
For full details on how to make a Brownie in a Mug, check out the recipe card down below (with a super helpful video)!
In a small bowl stir flour, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder together so everything is evenly dispersed. Add in wet ingredients and stir to create a batter.
Spray mug with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter in. Microwave 1-1 1/2 minutes until cake is just baked. Turn out of mug onto a plate and top with whipped cream.
And there you have it! Fabulous, 1-person chocolate treat ready in 3 minutes. Hot diggity dog.
Even More Brownie Recipes to Try!
The printable recipe card is below along with a super helpful video. Thanks for the microwave brownie recipe, Claud!
3-Minute Brownie in a Mug Recipe
- In a small bowl stir flour, sugar, and cocoa powder together so everything is evenly dispersed. Add in wet ingredients and stir to create a batter.
- Spray mug with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter in. Microwave 1-1 1/2 minutes until cake if just baked. Turn out of mug onto a plate and top with whipped cream.