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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.

Ingredients:
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
Mug
Microwave
 
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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.
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Just made 3 for me and the girls, amazing

Turned out great! thank you

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

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<

Lakitna10 months ago

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.

GirlW Lakitna1 month ago

thanks

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!

Omg yes.. that was amazing

GirlW1 month ago
wertyleigh2 months ago

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. =)

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

ashleyngold3 months ago

What size mug works for this recipe?

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. =)

ChrissanaS2 months ago

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?

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....)

ChrissanaS2 months ago
tuckemc3 months ago
liftupthefallen made it!4 months ago
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!!
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jessyratfink5 months ago

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

I LOOoooOoooOooooOoOVVEEEEE BROWNIES IN A MUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 75/10!!!!!!!!!!!

cpbryant35357 months ago
This saved my life.
Deborahm37 months ago

can you do it in a oven

davidbarcomb8 months ago

I'm a chocolate lover and I approve this

PhilM1238 months ago

This was really good! I guess I under-cook it a little so it's halfway between fudgy and batter-like. You can cook it for longer to have something fluffy and cake-like in texture, but remember that a microwave doesn't heat things evenly.

I see modifications on here, but they seem inconvenient(melting butter, more dishes to wash, pricier ingredients), which takes away from the appeal of a mug dessert a little bit, so here is my detailed method that has worked every time:
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Add ingredients to mug in this order.

2 TBSP Water
- Microwave for 30 sec
1/2 to 1 TSP Instant coffee (Optional, but enhances flavor)
2 TBSP Vegetable oil
3 to 4 TBSP Sugar
Dash of salt
2 TBSP Cocoa powder
4 TBSP Flour
- Microwave for 1 min

Stir well after every addition with a fork. And for the cocoa and flour, stir after every tablespoon you add.
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But I always cut the recipe in half because it's rich, and I'll microwave for 30 sec instead

Additions:
Chocolate chips
Walnut pieces
Nutella spread
Scoop of vanilla ice cream

This was yum. Simple & gooey.

I did find this recipe a little sweet for my pallet, so in future I'm going to try reducing the sugar, or swapping it out for apple syrup (Appelstroop).

Just made this with my 10 yr old daughter. {Chocolate Attack} turned out awesome and so easy too. I used real butter instead of oil because I only had EVOO. One happy kiddo. Chocolate attack satisfied.

oswanson1 year ago

Hey guys I made this mug brownie recipe but it turned out like a spongy slimy mess, not sure why.

Here is how I tweaked it from using the comments and it turned out perfect, nice and flavorful with the best texture. These are all things you will find in your common household kitchen:

(Mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, add the liquids to the dries and stir thoroughly with a wisk then pour into an evenly portioned mug. Cook for 50 seconds in the microwave, then in 10 second intervals until its not super gooey looking.)

Dry:

-4 tbs. all purpose flour
-3 tbs. cane sugar
-1 tbs. brown sugar
-1 tbs. cocoa powder
-1 tbs. hot cocoa mix
-small pinch of salt
-small pinch of baking powder

Wet:

-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
-2 tbs. milk (I used 2%)
-2 tbs. hot melted butter

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I really wish I had found your comment a long time ago! So much better than the org. recipe! But try some instant coffee in there. Omg! Takes it to the next level...

yours was amazing!!!!!!!!!

haleyxerin9 months ago
Oh my god! I just made this but because I was desperate and out of cocoa so I used some double chocolate hot cocoa mix and cut the sugar a bit. I didn't realize that I used a half tablespoon instead of a full one so I had half as much but that's probably for the better lol.
cmclean59 months ago

I found it on a different website, but it was pretty good... I also found it tasted like flour, until i realized that in my rush to eat, I forgot vanilla and salt. It is also much easier to whisk it, especially if you are making larger amounts.

Thanks for the great recipe! =)

MarshyMellow9 months ago

I tried it, used the same ingredients, but added mini marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and hershey's chocolate sauce. It. was. delicious.

Jakonator9 months ago
Just tried it and it's amazing! I probably should have waited and let it cool, though...
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VanessaL110 months ago

yumm! it tastes really good but i do have to advise that you should read the whole thing first instead of just putting in everything at once like what i did since i dont have a flair in baking (microwaving for this) i put the wet and dry ingredients in at the same time and i put it in for 2 minutes oh my it was disgusting because the sides got so burnt that it felt like peanuts! i tried it again the next day and this time properly and wow it tastes so good and so different i advise putting chocolate syrup ontop if you are craving that choclatety taste :)

kittykai8610 months ago

I have tried mug brownies in the past and have not been able to eat more than a few bites because they were so bad, but after a late night hunger pang I decided to try this one and it was delicious! I ate the whole thing drizzled with salted caramel syrup and whipped cream. Thanks!

pregnant lady craving chocolate brownies here. I had to try this. I was plesantly surprised. I wouldnt say its as good as taking the time to make one in the oven properly, but this will definately do in a pinch.

HannahB111 months ago

Tastes like chocolate cake! It was awesome, thank you!

Nehaj11 months ago

so im not sure about my microwave so do you'll think that i should put it for 2 minutes first and then if it is not wet in the middle then put it for one more minute and like that.. this is my first time can someone help!

this is an awesome idea!

i love it!

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