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Microwave Mug Brownie

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Can you believe this moist and fudgy chocolate brownie is made in your microwave in 5 minutes? I make this microwave mug brownie when I get that gotta have it NOW chocolate craving!

 

a mug brownie topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup on a white plate.

Watching Food Network or scrolling through Pinterest at 11 P.M. is always when my worst food cravings hit!  Before you know it I'm craving chocolate treats like my praline brownies, or Brownie Cookies.

However,

  •  By that time of night, I'm a sleepy sloth incapable of reading and following a complex recipe
  • It's unlikely I'll have all the ingredients on hand.

When you're craving a chocolate brownie and you have to have it right NOW, this microwave mug brownie is perfect! It doesn't taste like it just came out of the microwave either. The egg yolk makes it so moist and fudgy!

And of course, I included tons of chocolate chunks!!

Craving something extra decadent? Top your microwave mug brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce!

 

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Quick: Fulfill your chocolate craving in less than 10 minutes.
  • Single Serve: If you live alone like I do, this is the perfect size. No leftovers to tempt me for my midnight snack.
  • Pantry Staples: I bet you have everything you need to make this already.
  • Super Chocolately: With cocoa and chocolate chips this brownie is sure to satisfy any chocoholic.

When To Serve

  • After school snack
  • After dinner dessert: Add ice cream and hot fudge for the ultimate chocolate treat.
  • Midnight snack

Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips

  • Brown Sugar: Use brown sugar to add rich caramel notes and moistness.
  • Flour: Use one spoon to place flour in your measuring spoon, then level with a knife. Don't dip it into your flour container or you may use too much.
  • Egg: Pour the egg back and forth between the two shells to easily separate the white from the yolk.
  • Cocoa Powder: I used Hershey's.
  • Chocolate Chunks: I used semi-sweet chunks as I love the mouthfeel but any variety of chocolate chip will work.

Variations/Mix-Ins

  1. Peanut Butter Cup: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter and a chopped Reese's Cup.
  2. M&Ms: Add 2 tablespoons of M&M candies
  3. Caramel: Add a tablespoon of caramel bits, and serve drizzled with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

a closeup of a microwave mug brownie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

How To Make a Brownie in the Microwave

  1. Melt Butter: Melt butter in a microwave-safe mug.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and fold in chocolate chunks.
  3. Heat: Cook for 45-60 seconds.

Mug Cakes Vs. Mug Brownies

A mug cake typically called for a leavening again like baking soda or baking powder leading to a light airy batter. This recipe is denser and fudgier like a typical brownie.

How To Tell When It's Done

It is done with the sides begin to pull away from the mug, but the center still looks a little wet.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Mug: Use a mug that is wider at the top than a typical coffee mug. This will ensure even cooking and make removing your brownie easier. My mug was 12 ounces. Always make sure it is microwave safe.
  2. One At a Time: Cook separately if you want to make more than one.
  3. Don't Overbake: Just like regular brownies, this dessert will firm up as it cools. Overbaking will lead to a tough dry brownie.

an overhead view of a chocolate chunk brownie made in a white mug.

 

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📖 Recipe

Microwave Mug Brownie

Moist and fudgy chocolate brownie loaded with rich chocolate chunks. Made in your microwave and ready in less than 5 minutes. This microwave mug brownies is perfect for that gotta have it NOW chocolate craving!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 Brownie
Calories: 860kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar Packed
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 4 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Chocolate Chunks
  • Pinch of Salt To Taste
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Instructions

  • Melt butter for 20-30 seconds in a microwave safe mug.
  • Stir in white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add in egg yolk.
  • Stir in flour and cocoa powder. Mix under just combined, do not overmix.
  • Fold in chocolate chunks.
  • Cook for 45-60 seconds. Don't overcook, it will firm up as it cools!

Notes

Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips

  • Flour: Use one spoon to place flour in your measuring spoon, then level with a knife. Don't dip it into your flour container or you may use too much.
  • Egg: Pour the egg back and forth between the two shells to easily separate the white from the yolk.
  • Cocoa Powder: I used Hershey's.
  • Chocolate Chunks: I used semi-sweet chunks as I love the mouthfeel but any variety of chocolate chip will work.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Mug: Use a mug that is wider at the top than a typical coffee mug. This will ensure even cooking and make removing your brownie easier. My mug was 12 ounces. Always make sure it is microwave safe.
  2. One At a Time: Cook separately if you want to make more than one.
  3. Don't Overbake: Just like regular brownies, this dessert will firm up as it cools. Overbaking will lead to a tough dry brownie.

Nutrition

Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 959IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 6mg
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can't believe that this brownie is made in the microwave. I will have some fun tonight with my kids making this!