This is the easiest fudgy chocolate brownie recipe that is microwaved in a mug. Ready in under 5 minutes from start to finish!
Now with this 2-minute microwave recipe, you can satisfy your brownie cravings in just 5 minutes. Mix, microwave, and your most delicious mug brownie is ready to be devoured. You just need to grab a spoon and dig into a warm brownie.
This is a classic in a mug that doesn’t have any egg, butter, or baking soda. Plus you don’t melt chocolate, no waiting time, yet you get the most indulgent, dense, rich, and super fudgy chocolate brownie.
On this page, you will get a step-by-step picture recipe and video recipe on how to make a brownie in a mug.
With this simple and easy recipe, you’ll make the fudgiest microwave brownie in a mug. A brownie in a mug that actually tastes good!
This recipe makes a large brownie mug, so you can have it alone and enjoy a single-serving dessert if you don’t mind about 3-4 brownie pieces. But if it is a bit extra for you, then you can surely share it with someone you love. :)
What is a Microwave Brownie In a Mug?
This Microwave brownie in a mug is a quick, easy, delicious, and dense chocolate brownie that is cooked in 2 minutes in a microwave. This super quick tastes so chocolatey and delicious. Basically, it has everything you expect in a brownie.
This single-serving brownie is made with minimal ingredients. Here, ingredients are simply mixed and microwaved together.
You will love this Brownie in a Mug if you like:
Rich and dense desserts
Small batch desserts
Quick and comforting desserts
How to make Brownie in a Mug?
You can easily make a super indulgent and fudgy Chocolate Brownie in a Mug by following some easy steps. It makes a giant mug of brownie in just 2 minutes. So if you are looking for an easy-to-make mug brownie, then this recipe is for you.
Below are 5 simple steps to make a brownie in a mug:
Step 1: In a medium microwavable mug mix together flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking powder, oil, and milk to a mug.
Step 2: Mix well until you get a smooth batter.
Step 3: Add chocolate chips/chunks, and chopped walnuts.
Step 4: Mix everything well and sprinkle the top with some more chocolate chunks.
Step 5: Top with your favorite toppings. I topped with some whipped cream, strawberry, chopped walnuts, and chocolate sauce. Brownie is ready to be served!
For a full list of Brownie in a Mug recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
What are the ingredients used in Brownie in a Mug?
This recipe is made using some basic ingredients. They are:
What are the features of this Microwave Brownie in a Mug?
This Brownie in a Mug:
✓ is superbly quick and easy to make
✓ is ready in under 5 minutes
✓ is a warm and comfy dessert
✓ is super fudgy, and chocolatey
✓ is prepared in a mug
How to eat Brownie in a Mug?
This brownie in a mug should be eaten warm straight from the mug. Just wait for a few minutes after it is cooked, then eat. It doesn’t contain any egg, so there is no binding agent in it. This mug brownie becomes slightly crumbly after cooling.
What type of Chocolate is best for Brownie in a Mug?
I have used chocolate chunks in the batter, but you can also use chopped milk or dark chocolate, or chocolate chips. I would suggest using chopped chocolate if you want a melty-gooey texture.
How to serve Microwave Mug Brownie?
This microwave mug brownie tastes good on its own. But if you want to take the experience to another level, then you can surely top it with some vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chopped almonds, and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce.
More mug cake recipes you want to check out are:
How to make a gluten-free Brownie in a Mug?
To make a gluten-free mug brownie, simply swap all-purpose flour with any of your favorite gluten-free baking blends.
What are the possible variations to microwave mug brownie?
I used flavorless neutral vegetable oil. I would recommend using any neutral vegetable oil. You can also use coconut oil or melted butter in this recipe. Just avoid using any type of olive oil, this is because olive oil has a strong flavor.
I used regular milk in this recipe. But if you are planning to make it vegan, then use dairy-free milk. coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk taste good in this recipe.
I used dark brown sugar because it enhances the taste of brownie. If you want you can also use light brown sugar or even white sugar can be added here.
A pinch of salt balances the sweetness of this brownie and makes it taste more chocolatey. Adding salt is highly recommended. You can use sea salt rock salt or regular salt.
I didn’t use any fillings for this brownie. If you want you can also use fillings like peanut butter or Nutella.
I added some walnuts to get a slightly nutty taste. If you don’t want to add walnuts then you can also add hazelnuts or almonds. You can also avoid nuts altogether.
I have used vanilla flavorings here, but you can also add almond extract. You can also add some instant coffee if you like coffee flavors. Adding some ground cinnamon with vanilla is also a great idea.
What are the tips, tricks, and variations to make a microwave brownie in a mug?
This brownie cooking time may vary in different microwaves. So you may need to adjust the cooking time. Initially start with 1 minute 20 seconds, and then an additional 20-30 seconds or until it gets cooked. My 1000 watt microwave cooked this in 2 minutes.
Let the brownie rest for a while before serving and adding toppings. If you eat brownies straight from the microwave, it would be too hot and it would melt the ice cream or whipped cream toppings quickly.
You can have it without toppings. I like to serve mine with some whipped cream topping.
It is advisable to eat brownies straight from the mug. It might not be able to hold the proper shape if you take it out of the mug.
This mug brownie tastes best when eaten warm, it is fudgiest and dense when it is warm.
Just mix the mixture properly, but don’t over-mix it.
Don’t overcook the brownie or it will drain all the moisture and turn chewy.
Brownie in a Mug (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For making Brownie in a Mug
- In a microwave-safe mug, add flour, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, salt, baking powder, oil, and milk.
- Whisk briskly until you get a smooth lump-free batter.
- Add in the 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips.
- Mix again until everything is combined. Clean the edge of the cup.
- Sprinkle with some chocolate chips/chunks. Using a paper napkin, clean the inner edge of the cup.
- Cook in a microwave for about 2 minutes at full power. (My microwave is 1000 watts. So you may need to adjust the time. Start with 1 minute 20 seconds, and then an additional 20-30 seconds or until it gets cooked.)
- At this point, the top of the brownie is cooked perfectly and is no longer wet. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before eating.
- Top with toppings like chopped walnuts, whipped cream, berries, and chocolate sauce. Enjoy it warm.