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The Dangerous Mug Brownie

If you’re one of those people who could care less for chocolate/dessert, go back to whatever it is you were wasting your time on – this post isn’t for you.

It happens almost every night. A few hours after dinner, I crave need something sweet. I usually go for some ice cream, or leftover dessert, but there comes a time in every girl’s life when — she runs out.

A few years back, someone gave me a recipe for a chocolate mug cake – mix some ingredients in a mug, and microwave for a short time. It doesn’t get much simpler than that, and patience isn’t my virtue. So needless to say, I have had my fair share of mug cakes. Are they perfect? Definitely not… UNTIL NOW.

I’d say its been about two years since I felt the need to make myself a mug cake. (Don’t tell anyone, but I think I got sick of them ??) So when I suddenly had a craving the other week, I came across this nearly perfect mug brownie recipe. It doesn’t call for an egg, so for those of you who are scared of putting eggs in your food, this is a plus. More importantly, though, there is no cakey texture coming between you and the chocolate. The real secret is in the brown sugar – it makes for the best consistency in a mug cake.

So why is it dangerous? Because you probably have all the ingredients a few feet away in your pantry. And if you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ll stock up once you’ve tried it.


  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder (I use hershey’s)
  • large pinch of salt <— necessary
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 2 Tbs. milk or non-dairy creamer
  • 2 Tbs. chocolate chips


  1. Mix the dry ingredients very well, until there are no flour or sugar clumps.
  2. Add the oil and milk/non-dairy creamer, and mix until you have a thick paste.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave for about 1 minute and 10 seconds (on high) – check every 30 seconds, until you have that gooey brownie texture we all love.


Source: Babble – They say you can make it with water (whyy??), or coffee (extra step, nothankyou), but they do have great pictures!


You can thank me later.

– Li-or

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