Brownie in a Mug (Microwave Mug Cake)

Brownie in a Mug (Microwave Mug Cake)

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So, as you may have guessed from the title (because you are super brilliant), today’s post is all about how to make a brownie, in a mug, in the microwave! Cool, right?

Microwave mug cakes are kind of a trend nowadays. In fact, microwave mug anything seems to be kind of a trend. You can find recipes for cake in a mug, or eggs in a mug, pasta in a mug, anything in a mug. Some of these mug recipes seem a bit iffy to me – like, if you’re going to all that trouble to microwave pasta, and then dump out excess water, and then microwave it with cheese and toppings, you might as well just make yourself regular pasta, you know?

Enter the brownie in a mug. This microwave mug recipe really is simple, easy, and time-saving. Oh, and delicious, too. You end up with a tasty, moist, fudgy brownie, all in a little over one minute. It’s perfect for when that chocolate craving hits, but you don’t have time slash patience to go and bake yourself some real brownies.

This single-serving brownie in a mug recipe contains no egg you need to separate, no butter you need to melt, and no baking powder. No complicated, fiddly steps or ingredients. Just dump everything into a mug, mix, and microwave.

A brownie in a mug on a plate, with a spoon resting on the plate next to it.
Microwave mug brownie, waiting to be eaten

Ok, I keep saying brownie in a mug, but truth is, I’ve made this many times in other containers as well, not just mugs. But “brownie in a microwave safe food storage container” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, if you know what I mean. So for the purposes of this post, we are just going with the whole microwave mug recipe theme. Trend. Whatever.

Useful Items to Have

You can’t make a microwave mug cake without, you know, a mug. And why not make your mug cake even more special by using a personalized photo mug? These photo mugs make great gifts or keepsakes as well. So check them out here!

Another must-have when making a microwave mug cake is the actual microwave. That’s kind of a no-brainer. If you are dying to try out this mug brownie recipe but don’t have a microwave, what are you waiting for? Head over to Amazon to check out a microwave now!

Brownie in a Mug Recipe

Ingredients

4 tablespoons flour (whole wheat works fine, if desired)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons water

optional add-ins:
handful of chocolate chips
handful of chopped nuts
scoop of peanut butter
scoop of nutella

Method

Dump all ingredients into a microwave-safe mug. Mix well.

Overhead shot of a mug containing the unmixed ingredients for brownie in a mug
All the ingredients for the microwave mug brownie sitting in the mug, waiting to be mixed
Overhead shot of mug containing mixed brownie batter
Just mix those ingredients right in the mug!

Add chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, or nutella, if desired, and stir into the rest of the batter.

Overhead shot of brownie in a mug with a swirl of peanut butter in the brownie
You can add peanut butter to your brownie to make it even better! (This pic is after the brownie was cooked)

Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. (Microwave strengths may vary, so the first time you make it, cook it a little less than that and then slowly increase the time until your brownie is done).

Remove mug from microwave and enjoy! (Careful, your mug will be very hot.)

Can you believe how simple that was? Deliciously fudgy brownie, in under two minutes! Trust me, you’ll be coming back to this recipe again and again.

Mug containing brownie sitting on a plate. Resting on the plate next to it is a spoon with a spoonful of brownie in it.
Can’t wait to eat that brownie in a mug!

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to share it with all your friends, relatives, acquaintances, and all the strangers on the street!

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Brownie in a mug ~ pin me for later!

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Mug containing brownie sitting on a plate. Resting on the plate next to it is a spoon with a spoonful of brownie in it.

Brownie in a Mug

Bee
This brownie in a mug is so simple; you end up with a tasty brownie in a little over one minute. Perfect for when those chocolate cravings hit and you don't have the time to bake a full batch of brownies.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 mug cake
Calories 558 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons flour whole wheat works fine, if desired
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons water

optional add-ins:

  • 1 handful chocolate chips
  • 1 handful chopped nuts
  • 1 scoop peanut butter
  • 1 scoop nutella

Instructions
 

  • Dump all ingredients into a microwave-safe mug. Mix well. Add chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, or nutella, if desired, and stir into the rest of the batter. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. (Microwave strengths may vary, so the first time you make it, cook it a little less than that and then slowly increase the time until your brownie is done).
  • Remove mug from microwave and enjoy! (Careful, your mug will be very hot.)

Notes

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have specific dietary needs, please consult with a healthcare professional. 
Keyword brownie in a mug, chocolate, dessert, microwave mug cake

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Sheila

    This is a great way to bake with my Lovies (ages 11, 7, 6, and 2). I love the add ins

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      I’m sure your kids will love it!

  2. Sandra Mekosh

    This will be fantastic for that “late” night craving and it’s easy enough I can let my daughter make this herself. LOVE IT! Thank you 😊

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re welcome! I hope your daughter enjoys it!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks! It is 🙂

  3. Maria

    Looks delicious, I love cakes in a mug can’t wait to try it out

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks, and enjoy!

  4. ana

    Woww!! that looks so yummy and easy to make! i will definitely give it a go, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re very welcome. Enjoy!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re very welcome!

  5. Alexandra

    So simple and so delicious! Mmm! 🙂 Doesn’t get better than this.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks! Yes, simple and delicious is how we do things around here 🙂

  6. Rachel

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks! Enjoy!

  7. Karie

    This is great! I’ve been buying the prepackaged but this is way cheaper and I always have those ingredients on hand. It’s great when my house is becoming an empty nest and I don’t want to make a full pan of brownies because then I eat them all.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yes, this is extremely convenient for a single-serve brownie treat. Enjoy!

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