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Brownie in a mug recipe

Updated on August 24, 2012

Quick and Yummy Brownie

Did you know that cooking is a great craft for you to do with your children? Sure to be a hit!

I use to do preschool out of my home many years ago and every Friday the kids and I would cook. I would let them help me measure, spoon, crack eggs, roll, cut, and stir as we put our recipe together. It is a great time to practice counting skills. I have a recipe to share that is awesome to make with our children. It is a Brownie in a mug and is extremely easy and very yummy! So the next time you have a blah blah rainy day with nothing to do, you can make one of these goodies. For Momma it’s a quick fix if you are craving a jolt of chocolate or a bit of sweetness. Most of the ingredients are staples you most likely have in your pantry. Let each child make their own right in the coffee mug.

This is a fabulous idea for a Birthday, give each child a cup painted with chalk board paint, with the recipe for the Coffee mug brownie on the mug.

Brownie in a Mug
Brownie in a Mug

Brownie in a cup

First we will want to assemble all of our ingredients:

This recipe makes one brownie in a mug

We will need:

1 coffee mug

1 tablespoon

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons of sugar

2 tablespoons Veg oil

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoons of water

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla

A dash of salt

Mix together all the wet ingredients in the coffee mug.

Add all the dry ingredients. Stir until all mixed together.

Place in the Microwave for 1 minute

Let cup cool for about 10 minutes

Add to your Brownie

For variations on the brownie itself try adding a handful of any of these ingredients to the brownie mixture before putting in the microwave:

Chocolate bits

Butterscotch bits

Peanut butter chips

Mini marshmallows



Heath bar pieces

or any other idea you might have

Thought of a sexy blonde chic: Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.  Don Kardong
Thought of a sexy blonde chic: Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos. Don Kardong

Toppings for your Brownie

Toppings for your Brownie

Top you mug brownie with one of these toppings: Or one of your own

A dollop of whipped cream,

Vanilla ice cream, you can also add choc fudge topping , whipped cream, nuts and a cherry for a very special treat.

Berries of your choosing

Marshmallow topping

Strawberry topping

Butterscotch topping

Pineapple topping


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      Jo 4 years ago

      Plain flour or self raising??

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      Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've tried a few and haven't been totally successful...I will be trying this since I want that one portion brownie to keep me from pigging out on a whole tray of

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      These are delish, and definitely very quick and easy. enjoy!!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Wow! I never knew making brownies could be so quick, easy and fun at the same time! I can't wait to show my husband this recipe - he is going to love it! :)

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      GDiBiase 6 years ago from Portland, ME

      Hi Jema,

      Thanks for the info on the Ziploc version...Oh my you have my full attention, being the choc-a-holic, that I am! DBC sounds scrumptious!

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      Joanna McKenna 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Gail, thanks for reminding me of this super-easy brownie for one. Lost my own recipe years ago. It's even easier if you measure the dry ingredients for single servings into Ziploc sandwich bags and keep them handy.

      I've been craving my own version of Death By Chocolate - definitely NOT for dieters or diabetics - which is built thus: brownie with nuts...spread with chocolate frosting out of a can...ADD a scoop of chocolate ice cream...and a "healthy" drizzle of chocolate syrup.

      If you aren't carted off to the ER for OD-ing on chocolate, this version of DBC will cure a chocolate craving for WEEKS! ;D

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      GDiBiase 6 years ago from Portland, ME


      It is a easy yummie snack. Let me know what you think once you make it.

      Happy Saturday!


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      GDiBiase 6 years ago from Portland, ME


      It is very delicious as my 5 yr old grand daughter told me yesterday when she and I made one.We only had whip cream on top, but I see choc chips and a scoop of vanilla on it in my not to distant future.

      take care


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      GDiBiase 6 years ago from Portland, ME

      Hi Megh,

      It is quite yummy and definitely very easy to make. Gald you liked it!


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      QualityContent 6 years ago

      This sounds really good :) Thanks for sharing.

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Brownies in a mug with extra chocolate chips and a large dollop of whipped cream, ahh heaven. This brownie recipe is easy to do and I would have great fun making it and eating it with my nephew.

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up and awesome

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      Megh Brandel 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Cool! I love brownies and I love recipes. Seems like it would be an easy yet interesting one. Liked it really.