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!

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


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


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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6 comments on “Brownie In A Mug”

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!!!

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