5 minute Brownie in a Mug

Photo:Babble

These 5 minute brownies will please any crowd. They taste great, and no one will believe they only took a couple of minutes to create. Add chocolate chips for a little extra flavour. The brownie may be very rich and heavy, so adding a topping like whipped cream or ice cream balances out the flavours. The recipe was altered from Squidoo, where you can find many different kinds of articles.

Note: The recipe from Squidoo was too much for me, since it made a very big portion, so I halved the recipe, but feel free to double it!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

A dash of salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon water

1/3 teaspoon vanilla

Small handful of chocolate chips (optional)

1/3 cup vanilla (or your favourite kind!) ice cream or whipped cream (optional)

Directions

Whisk together dry ingredients in a coffee mug, standard size (11 oz.) or larger. Add oil, water, and vanilla and mix thoroughly — making sure to scrape the bottom and sides so that it’s all incorporated. If you’d like, mix in chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. The finished product will be soft and chewy.

Cool for a minute. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if you would like. Eat right out of the mug. Don’t wait long, as the brownie will harden with time.

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May 7, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Brownies, Chocolate.

27 Comments

  1. itsthecookiemonster replied:

    oh i’ve always wanted to try this! this is perfect for my constant craving for chocolate!

  2. Ana Bella replied:

    I’m going to have to try this one! Thanks for following my little blog! :) Yours looks awesome! I will be following you now too!

  3. shimmeshine replied:

    I am so making this one !!

    • mostlydesserts replied:

      great! Top with ice cream/ whipped cream for sure; it makes it SO much better(:

  4. thenewviewnl replied:

    Love love love! It’s so easy and it takes only 5 minutes. I’m going to make this on soon!

  5. boredinboston replied:

    I can’t wait to try this! It looks like the perfect treat for the end of a long day or a fun dessert for company.

  6. EvillyChic replied:

    Simple recipe with tempting picture. :) I have to make it soon. Nom Nom!

  7. Alice replied:

    Looks so good! I’d love to try it, but I really don’t have any luck with microwaves – the first time I used one, I melted the bowl because I didn’t realise that the chocolate wouldn’t look melted when it actually was, so I kept putting it back in! Oh well, maybe this would be the perfect thing to try – using someone else’s mug!
    Alice :)

    • mostlydesserts replied:

      haha im not the best with microwaves either, i always used to have to ask my mom what i could and couldnt put in!

  8. dwittopinions replied:

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Have fun!
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  9. chocolateshells replied:

    Reblogged this on Chocolate Shells and commented:
    If you have had a long week and need a quick pick me up / Chocolate Fix?
    Then give this a try…
    At the end of the day its not a million mile away from the original idea of a cup cake. small cakes baked in a cup for afternoon teas.

  10. Mandy's Marvelous Meals replied:

    This looks good….I’ve never had success with mug cakes or cookies or brownies, but maybe this one will be a winner! I like reading your blog & I’ve nominated you for “The Liebster Award”. You can find the information here http://triplemcooking.com/2012/05/14/liebster-award/
    Cheers to dessert!!

  11. L2Kitchen replied:

    This looks so good!! :O

  12. reg45 replied:

    I am going to try this with my grand-kids this weekend. I like that it uses no eggs! Thanks for subscribing. now am subscribing to your site as well!

  13. Teresa Cleveland Wendel replied:

    This sure beats the five minute healthy breakfast muffin recipe my friend gave me some weeks ago!!

  14. Alex replied:

    Just tried it! Tastes absolutely wonderful =p~ Can you please add a Pinterest button on this post? I’d love to pin it to my board! :D

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