Saturday, January 21, 2012

Brownie Mug Cake Hits the Spot!

Sooo you know how most mug cakes SOUND good in theory and then taste totally weird/microwaved/gelatinous/not-what-you-needed-at-all?  I spotted a mug BROWNIE on Pinterest, and in the heat of my chocolate-craving moment decided to go for it.


It's super chocolatey, to the point where I could not eat it plain- you definitely need the vanilla ice cream to balance the richness of the brownie.  The consistency is great- 60 seconds makes for a cup of gooey chocolate.  It's like the molten part of a lava cake on it's way to full-blown brownie.   YUM.

This recipe is a keeper.  Seriously.  Try it and enjoy :D

Mug Brownie - Adapted from a recipe on

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp rum extract
  • dash of kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  1.  In a microwave-safe mug, whisk the oil, water, rum and salt until combined.
  2. Add cocoa powder and whisk until all of the cocoa is moistened and there aren't too many lumps.
  3. Add granulated sugar, whisk to combine
  4. Microwave for 60 seconds (if you want less goo and more chew (HAH!) then go for 1:25)
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of brownie
  6. Top off with vanilla ice cream
  7. Leave me a comment confirming that this is the best mug recipe you've ever tried


  1. I put mine in for 2 minutes and it was still liquidy. Guess I just don't have any luck with these things!

  2. I made this tonight and I LOVED IT! I know what you mean about the weird microwav-ey taste from those other mug cakes. This definitely does not have that! I didn't have rum extract, so I used vanilla. I also topped with some marshmallow fluff, graham cracker crumbs and some chocolate chips, giving it a s'more flare. Definitely will make again when I'm having a chocolate craving! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I loved it. I didn't have chocolate chips, but used walnuts instead and let it cook for about 10 minutes. mmmmmmmm

  4. I meant TWO (2) minutes NOT 10 hahaha