Brownie in a mug

I tried out a “brownie in a mug” recipe, and it’s pretty awesome. You cook it in the microwave, it takes less than 10 minutes to make, and best of all, it tastes really good!



  • 1/4 cup flour (50 g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (70 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (13 g) cocoa (natural, unsweetened)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tiny pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water (60 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil (NOT extra virgin olive oil, it’s too strongly flavored)
  • 1 to 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 small scoop of ice cream or 1 or 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream to serve


1. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon in a microwave safe ceramic mug. Stir with a fork or spoon to mix well and break up any clumps.

2. Add the oil, water, and vanilla to the cup and stir until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.

3. Place in microwave and heat on high until the mixture is cooked through, about a 1 minute and 40 seconds for a 1000 watt microwave. You may have to experiment and adjust the time for less or more powerful microwaves. If you don’t know the power level on your microwave, start with 60 seconds and increase until the brownie is done. It should still be moist when cooked through, not dry.

4. Let cool for a minute and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a teaspoon or two of whipping cream poured over.

It says that the total time for making it is 5 minutes, but it took me 10, because whenever I cook something I haven’t cooked before, I have to refer back to the instructions multiple times to make sure I have the right amount of the right ingredient. Since we didn’t have any canola oil or vegetable oil I just used melted butter. I’m also not really sure what the voltage of our microwave is, but I ended up having to cook it for a little more than two minutes.

Alone the brownie is really good, but to get full experience add two scoops (or more) of ice cream, trust me, it’s a must have.

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