Brownie In A Mug

Making a Brownie in a Mug is the perfect sweet treat when you have a chocolate craving, but don’t want to bake a whole batch of brownies! It’s soft, chocolatey and done in 90 seconds!

Make sure to try out my Pumpkin Mug Cake too!

Cooked brownie in a mug topped with ice cream

A Brownie In A Mug Will Satisfy Any Chocolate Craving!

When you’re looking for a little something sweet, but don’t feel like turning on your oven I have THE recipe. This is a single serving brownie cooked right in your microwave in a mug! The whole process takes 5 minutes from mixing to adding a scoop of ice cream.

You get a warm, soft brownie that’s perfectly sweet and chocolatey, that you can eat with a spoon right out of the same mug you mix it and cook it in!

When you cook cakes/brownies/cookies in the microwave you can get a rubbery, strange texture. But this recipe I tested over and over and perfected the measurements to get an amazing result. Of course you won’t get the exact same chewy edge as a baked brownie, but it’s a close second and an amazing option in a pinch!

spoon with brownie out of a mug

Ingredients:

  • vegetable oil 
  • water
  • vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL RECIPE

whisking brownie batter in a mug

How To Make A Brownie In A Mug:

Literally all you do is mix all the ingredients in your favorite mug and pop in the microwave! It’s SO EASY!

What Can You Add Into Your Mug Brownie:

I like to add chocolate chips in my mug brownie, as I included in the recipe, but you don’t have to stop there! Get creative! Here are a few fun ideas:

  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • A dollop of peanut butter dropped right into the middle of the batter before you microwave it.
  • A dollop of Nutella, same as the peanut butter.
  • A dusting of powdered sugar
  • A spread of frosting on top when it’s warm.
  • Ice cream!!
  • Whipped cream
collage making a mug brownie

What Size Mug Should You Use?

A large mug is necessary for this recipe to cook properly. If you use a smaller mug, they are generally a little narrower in diameter, which doesn’t allow for the centers to cook and the edges over-cook.

I recommend using a 12 – 14 ounce mug, which gives the cooking a little more surface area. Most mugs nowadays are that larger size, so most likely you have one right in your cupboard! If you don’t have a larger size mug, you can even use a small bowl. But HERE’S a link to the mug I am using in my photos so you can get a visual idea!

I developed this recipe is in partnership with Imperial Sugar and you can find the full and printable recipe on their site!

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Mug Brownie cookie in a microwave topped with ice cream

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Tina
January 31, 2021 10:17 pm

Mmm… was so easy and oh so chocolatey. I was hesitant to go full sugar based on other comments, so I cut back. Next time I will follow the recipe. Consistency was more cake like – yum!!

Elisa Gordon
January 27, 2021 6:28 pm

Just made this for my husband and O. M. G. SOOO delicious but may dial back on the amount of granulated sugar next time. Thank you!!!

joanne b.
January 19, 2021 8:08 am

made this for my hubby last night, so yummy when you need something sweet!

Jessica Russian
January 18, 2021 9:54 pm

That’s an insane amount of sugar

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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