Microwave Brownie In A Mug For One

I saw this on Pinterest.com and thought this was pretty nifty. Apparently I’m late to the party as this recipe is all over the web. Never heard of it myself.  If you are not addicted to Pinterest then you must be sleeping very well. Myself- I’m a Pinterest addict. Sometimes I have to cut myself off from that darn website or I would be up all night. I think this recipe/idea would be a great idea for an informal dinner date. Or conversely; maybe you’ve just been dumped Friday night and you need Chocolate Therapy STAT!

We’ve all had a date where you’ve invited someone over for dinner and you want to make something easy where you are not stuck in the kitchen. It would be a genius way to involve your mate/date to be part of the experience. This is also a good late night brownie experience for one while watching Saturday Night Live.

Brownie In A Mug

Here are the components for what you need:

One 10- 12 oz.  microwave safe mug (but you knew that)

1 Tbsp. melted butter

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or grapeseed oil

2 Tbsp. water

1/4 tsp. vanilla

pinch of salt

1/4 Cup sugar

2 Tbsp.  flour

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s special dark but regular will do)

Ice Cream of your choosing (vanilla, coffee etc.) personally I like salted caramel


1. In a microwaveable safe mug place the melted butter, oil, water, vanilla and salt. Whisk or stir well to combine.

2. Add the sugar, stir well. Add the flour, stir well, add the cocoa, yep-stir well.

3. Microwave on high for 40-50 seconds. I have a 1300 wat microwave and I experimented several times and found that I like 42 seconds which produced a slightly gooey soft fudgy brownies. But experiment and see what you like. Carefully remove the mug (careful- that Cup O’ Love is hot). Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy.

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