This chocolate brownie recipe is made in a mug and therefore perfect for one person! It takes about five minutes from start to finish; it’s fudgy, chocolaty and perfect with a scoop of ice cream!
Without a doubt, brownie recipes are one of my top favorites but, there are times that it’s only me, and as much as I love to make a peanut butter brownies or some s’mores brownies, it’s not safe to leave me and a pan of brownies alone, especially if they’re quick and easy brownies. That’s why we are making this mug brownie recipe today!
The easiest chocolate brownie recipe
This brownie is made in a mug and literally take less than ten minutes from start to finish. It’s made with ingredients that you have in your pantry and can easily be modified. I’ve got to tell you, this is the perfect late night snack!
The thing with brownies, especially mug brownies made in a microwave is that they sometimes either turn out too cake-y, or rubbery. After several trials and errors, finally I’ve mastered a super quick, super easy brownie recipe for one, because everyone deserves their very own brownie!
Okay, so what do I need to make chocolate brownie in a mug?
- Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate chips (optional, but don’t skip it)
Read this piece on Cook’s Illustrated about the best dark chocolate chips.
I love how the chocolate chips melt a little bit when the brownie is ready, they’re so good! This chocolate brownie recipe is perfect for the times that you really have a chocolate craving but don’t want to spend time making a full batch brownie recipe.
How to make chocolate mug brownies
Start with melting the butter and then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Top it off with chocolate chips and cook in the microwave for about one minute until the top is almost set. Let it sit for a minute and then serve.
You can make brownie in a mug with different flavors:
- Peanut butter chips
- White chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Add half a tablespoon peanut butter to make chocolate peanut butter brownie for one.
Can I make two mug brownies at once?
Yes you can. Double the recipe and make it in two mugs. The cooking time will remain the same as for one chocolate brownie recipe.
Notes and tips to make fudgy brownies in a mug
- Don’t over cook your mug brownie as it might get dry and have a rubbery texture.
- You might need to try this chocolate brownie recipe a couple of times as microwaves are different. That also means you’re going to have more than one chocolate mug brownie!
- Top the chocolate brownie with some whipped cream or ice cream right before serving.
- You can also make the brownie batter in a separate bowl and then pour it into the mug or a ramekin.
- You can use vegetable oil instead of melted butter in this brownie recipe.
Chocolate Brownie Recipe for One (Brownie In a Mug)
This chocolate brownie recipe is made in a mug and therefore perfect for one! It takes about five minutes from start to finish, it's fudgy, chocolaty and perfect with a scoop of ice cream!
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
Mix melted butter with sugar until well combined.
Add in cocoa butter and all purpose flour.
Add in water and mix well. Add in chocolate chips and stir.
Pour the batter into a microwave safe mug. Top with more chocolate chips.
Cook on high in the microwave for one minute.
Let it sit for another minute and serve warm or at room temperature.