Introduction: Mug Brownie

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By now I'm sure everyone and their grandmother has seen the Dizzy Dee microwave chocolate cake in a mug. However, whenever I've made it, I've found it to be somewhat gelatinous and, quite frankly, not really chocolatey. In its stead, here's a brownie recipe that I've been using for a while and with which I've gotten MUCH better result. Note: This really is more for those of you who prefer "fudgey" brownies to "cakey" ones.

4 Tablespoons Flour
4 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (Note: don't use cocoa mix or quik, it shouldn't have any sugar)
2 Tablepsoons Vegetable Oil (Don't use one with a strong flavor, eg olive, sesame, etc)
2 Tablespoons Water
Dash of salt

Step 1: Mixing

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Add the sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt to the mug and mix. Then add the oil and water and mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Be sure to be thorough, there's a tendency for clumps of the dry ingredients to form

Step 2: Microwaving

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Microwave on high for roughly a minute. You may have to microwave it longer or shorter, depending on your microwave, but the brownie should still be wet in the center when done.

Step 3: Nomming

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It's done! Let it cool, grab a spoon, and dig in straight from the mug.

I recommend adding a scoop of ice cream for maximum deliciousness.


tschwarze (author)2017-04-28

I subbed low carb ingredients on a whim and this actually turned out edible! So much so that I went out and bought ramekins to make more in. So I would presume that following the recipe yields tastier results!

RebeccaS180 (author)2016-11-30

Made this tonight. Used coconut oil, milk instead of water and added one egg. It was good. A light coconut flavor if you like that kind of thing. Next time, I think I will use melted butter and coffee instead of the milk. I love mocha.

Sprat6164 (author)RebeccaS1802017-01-22

I just made this with your idea of melted (unsalted) butter and some coffee left over from breakfast! I added a splash of white chocolate Irish cream and some mini Ghirardelli chips... it was delicious!! Wish I had some ice cream!

undanganpernikahan (author)2017-01-05

Yummy Brownie

BridgetM22 (author)2016-11-29

Wow okay so last night I tried to make a brownie in a mug and was unsatisfied... Gave it one more chance today but used this recipe. If you're looking for a last minute chocolate fix like me, drown it in chocolate syrup! : 9 So yummy

Artemis Z (author)2016-11-11

Mmm! Other than how good it tastes... the best part is that there's only two dishes in the sink... :)

Thanks for this awesome recipe which totally sated my late-night brownie cravings!

ChrisB630 (author)2016-09-10

cook for a 1:30 and have with coffee makes it just about perfect.

TamiaL made it! (author)2016-06-17

This is my second time making it, and I tweaked it two tablespoons of flour, two tablespoons of sugar, and one tablespoon of oil. I'll have to try these other methods later :)

IsabellaS12 (author)2016-06-15

I tried this many times, and after changing everything, I came to the conclusion that it turns out way better if you add 2 tbsp more of water. You will need to cook for about 1.45 min instead of only one. You can also add or remove a bit of sugar as you like

teshcreations (author)2016-05-30

I used rougly 3/4 of the amount of each ingredient. I used orgran GF flour, unrefined coconut oil, and instead of sugar, I used rice malt syrup. After it had cooled a bit, poured some milk into the cup. Works out pretty good

EmmanuelM42 made it! (author)2016-05-26

It is amazing! I put it in medium heat and baked it for about 3-4 minutes and itturned out amazing! Everyone should try it!!! Thx to whoever thought about this, cuz its splendid!! Sorry that i dont have the final result to show cause i ate it!!

GuardiansGolden made it! (author)2016-05-13

Maybe a little less liquid, but we all have our own tastes don't we? XD
Also, I added marshmallows and sprinkles, which made it even better!

TheGudguys (author)2016-04-15

i made this but added an egg to the ingredients and i like it. Using just oil and water left a lot of it as a powder

Cakestripe (author)2016-03-01

I've never had a sudden and desperate craving for anything before, but I had a taste for a brownie about an hour ago. It was interesting, as I could easily imagine the texture and flavor of my favorite kind of dark chocolate brownie, but I honestly thought it'd pass. From then to now, my need for a brownie only got stronger and I had to do something.
I looked up a couple key words to get to this recipe, which I found perfectly direct. I grabbed a cereal bowl, threw in all the ingredients, and tossed it in the microwave for a bit.
The only changes I made were honey instead of sugar, and milk instead of water. It was phenomenal! I'm going to make this all the damn time, and I'll be adding all sorts of whatever else I might want in it - it's seriously foolproof and exactly what I want!
TL;DR - This was perfect, thank you. :)

KatelynT2 (author)2016-02-17

I tried it and i won't say i wasn't happy but, the brownie didn't' taste that great, i made sure everything was in there and mixed properly, and i know it isn't just the ingredients i used because i use the same ones for everything I make and that always comes out right.

cookingrecipe9 (author)2016-02-13

Make a Delicious Brownies In this Few Steps

wertyleigh (author)2015-05-06

Hey guys. Pro(ish) Tip.

Mix the dry ingredients in bulk and write the wet to dry ratio on the bag/container.

It's versatile and great for those 'I must have chocolate naow' moments.

I just made up a half batch in cups... (2 cups sugar, 2 cups flour, 1 cup cocoa)

Just chuck in 6tbs of by mix, and the wets and add whatever extras as needed. =)

PennyB23 (author)wertyleigh2016-01-25

Thanks for the ratio info! I came here exclusively looking for ease related to "bulking" up my mix. And this was definitely my next question!

wertyleigh (author)wertyleigh2015-05-06

bugger... dry, not by.... dam auto correct.

Lakitna (author)2014-09-24

I like to make a batch in a plastic container so I can make this very often without having to do the annoying stirring all the time and it's always stirred to perfection. To do this I measure in cups instead of tablespoons. My recipe is:

2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of cacao
1 cup of melted butter
1 cup of water
a splash of vanilla extract
some salt

I tend to microwave it for about 1:20 but it really depends on how much batter you put in your mug.

Protip: Add the dry ingredients first and mix those before adding the liquids. To do this easily close the lid of the plastic container and shake instead of stirring, its a lot easier :)

Protip 2: Use a (semi-) clear container so you can locate any area's that haven't been mixed properly.

PennyB23 (author)Lakitna2016-01-25

I like adding butter when I'm not watching my fat intake - as much. ;)
You save it with the wet ingredients already added? I guess this would be good if you're sure to eat it within a couple weeks, if stored in the fridge.

GirlW (author)Lakitna2015-06-02


MichelleT33 (author)2015-10-16

I made it and it was NOT GOOD SORRY!!!!!!! It had NO sweetness at ALL!!

Rrrrresrt (author)MichelleT332016-01-04

I agree

couponchief (author)MichelleT332016-01-02

Add a little stevia?

I made it with 1 1/2 tablespoons and it was plenty sweet....still too sweet to me, what it also was however was uninspired, very blah....i think i'll stick to chocolate mug cakes

Rrrrresrt (author)2016-01-04

it was okay

Oda DIY lover (author)2015-11-09

howlong are im supposed to microwave it??

SophieZ (author)2015-11-07

Tastes amazing! Great recipe.

speakerg (author)2015-10-05

it was awesome thanks om nom nom

Gecko118 made it! (author)2015-09-26

Om nom nom!

Electronicsnakes made it! (author)2015-09-26

Nice. Bit bitter with Bournville cocoa tho

redheadedweirdo (author)2015-09-06

really good!! made 2 for me n my sister!

MrizC (author)2015-08-20

instead of cocoa powder u could use nesquick

Mrsfortune05 (author)2015-07-25

Just made 3 for me and the girls, amazing

CharlineCaisse (author)2015-07-16

Turned out great! thank you

Trombonebabyy (author)2015-06-24

I've tried this twice and it has come out a bit bitter both times, any tips? :/

If it's too bitter, try using either a bit more sugar or a bit less cacao

mason.jason.393 (author)2015-06-13

I liked it! I made this with my Foods Teacher at my school, Churchill, and this is the exact same recipe. I love it when people who you don't know can make the same memory. (Dramatic much but whatever) >w<

Amelia Makaafi (author)2015-04-14

NIce! I made it and it turned out great! I would recommend that before you heat it up you should put a good amount of penut butter in the centre of the mixture! it tastes amazing!

GirlW (author)Amelia Makaafi2015-06-02

Omg yes.. that was amazing

GirlW (author)2015-06-02

ashleyngold (author)2015-04-15

What size mug works for this recipe?

wertyleigh (author)ashleyngold2015-05-06

It all depends really. As a rule of thumb though, I try to make sure no more than 1/2 to 2/is of the cup is full. That saying, I never add baking powder or soda to it. =)

ChrissanaS (author)2015-05-04

So i just made this but it overflowed and was still wet and bubbly? Should i not have added baking powder or did i go wrong somehow?

wertyleigh (author)ChrissanaS2015-05-06

baking powder is rising agent, so possibly not. Also, size of mug is a factor and how much liquid you added too. I find as long as the mixture looks like homemade playdoh in the mug your good to go. (If added nuts and such, it's going to look like it has lumps....)

ChrissanaS (author)2015-05-04

tuckemc (author)2015-04-27

liftupthefallen made it! (author)2015-04-02

This recipe is great! My boyfriend has been bugging me to make him on since we first tried them a week ago. The other recipe wasnt that good but the brownie in this one was amazing. I even threw some chocolate chips on top towards the end of the cooking time. Delicious!!

jessyratfink (author)2015-03-01

Made this last night - 1:15 was perfect! Delicious :D

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