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Brownie In A Mug

A single serving brownie in a mug – perfect for any time you’re craving a gooey chocolate brownie!

Brownie Mug Cake

Chocolate Brownie In A Mug

A fudgy, gooey, moist, chocolatey, super delicious treat… ready in under five minutes!

For any chocolate lover, this dangerously easy chocolate mug brownie might become your new favorite recipe.

It’s the perfect answer for those times when you’re craving chocolate but don’t want to be left with an entire pan of brownies when you only want one serving.

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Brownie In A Mug Recipe

The Best Brownie Mug Cake

Single Serving
Easy To Make
High Protein
Can Be Vegan
Sugar Free Option
Gluten Free Option
No Eggs Required
No Box Brownie Mix

Feel free to add chocolate chips, or top with Coconut Ice Cream or Keto Ice Cream.

The gooey brownie in a mug was adapted from my chocolate mug cake, which is one of the reader favorite recipes on my site. To turn it into a brownie, I played around with the ingredient ratios and also added some dutch cocoa to give it that classic brownie flavor.

(The recipe still works with regular cocoa if you can’t find dutch; it will just not have as much of a traditional brownie flavor.)

Above – watch the video how to make a brownie in a mug!

To make the recipe, simply combine all ingredients together in a coffee mug or heat-safe dish.

The brownie can be made in a microwave OR a conventional oven.

While I haven’t tried a low fat version, many readers have written in to say they’ve had good results replacing the oil for applesauce or banana, so you can try that at your own risk.

The video uses coconut oil, but you can substitute any oil or your favorite nut butter of choice, such as peanut butter or almond butter.

For a fun flavor twist, you can even make a nutella brownie by replacing the oil with a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut butter or my Healthy Nutella.

5 Minute Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake Recipe
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Brownie In A Mug Recipe

A single serving brownie in a mug recipe that's perfect for any time you’re craving chocolate.
4.96/5 (75)
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 mug brownie


  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp dutch cocoa, or additional regular
  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, or oat flour (Here’s a Keto Mug Cake Recipe)
  • 2 tbsp sugar, or sub erythritol if desired
  • scant 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt – don’t forget
  • 1 tbsp oil or nut butter (some readers sub applesauce or banana)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Notes: If you want to remove the cake before eating it, be sure to grease the mug before starting. If you can’t find dutch cocoa, subbing additional regular will still work; it will just have less of a brownie flavor. I haven’t tried subbing applesauce or banana for the fat and therefore can’t vouch for the taste of that substitution.
    If baking, preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients in a mug or 1-cup dish (or two 1/2-cup dishes). Either bake around 14 minutes, OR microwave until set. Microwave times will vary depending on wattage and if using one or two dishes – I cooked mine for 1 minute, followed by two 10-second increments. If you try the recipe, be sure to leave a comment or rate it below!
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The recipe was adapted from this Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake.

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Published on March 4, 2019

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  1. Jacqui says

    Could you use coconut flour? If so, would it still be 3 tbsp? If you were substituting the applesauce for the oil, would it be the same measurements? Thanks!

  2. Megan says

    I wanted dessert. My husband wanted to watch The Walking Dead. So I had to get out of the downstairs pretty quick-like (I can’t stand the noises the zombies make). Moments, mere moments, after I found this recipe, I was happily upstairs enjoying it. Moments, mere moments, later it was gone! Delicious texture. Great flavor. All the good things.

  3. Janet Arnold says

    I shared this recipe (and a mug-full of cake) with my retired-home-ec-teacher mom. She said it reminded her of s “steamed pudding”. We have made several versions with lots of variations and they all turn out great.

  4. Yvette says

    I was craving it late last night. Woke up this morning and decided to make it:) went well hella way better with ice cream:) can’t wait to make it for my husband!!!
    Super easy!!! Instead of oil I just put butter.
    Thank you!!!

  5. Sarah says

    SOOO good! I just had a brownie craving I couldn’t satisfy and this was perfect! I tried it with applesauce – even used part of a Go-Squeeze packet from kids! – and microwaved 1 minute. Then did another 15 seconds and it was set. I put a few mini-chips on top and it’s fantastic! Definitely will make this one again!

  6. Braydon says

    Poured a bit much milk but it just added its own choclate sauce now im gonna eat it ty for the recipe even though im a kid im very intrested in cooking.

  7. Dube Veena says

    I doubled the recipe, wanted to make little more than the small batch.
    I baked in the conventional oven at 350.
    Do I double the baking time from 14 minutes?

  8. VegiMom says

    This was great! Gluten free and eggless and ready in about 5 minutes! Perfect fix when you are craving a chocolatey snack!

  9. shazza says

    Just made this, and it was moist and delicious. Added less sugar, but served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Best Mug cake ever. Yum

  10. Kelly says

    I made this twice. Once as listed, used coconut oil and added some chocolate chips. Cooked for 1 minute. It was good but felt more cake like than brownie. The second time, I added an additional tbs of sugar, used butter, and added both choc chips and peanut butter chips, cooked one minute…this turned out more brownie like and gooier. Delicious either way!

  11. Lachef says

    Very good. Doubled the recipe and buttered two ramekins cooked it for about 1:30 each in microwave. Delicious (oh and used apple sauce instead of oil). Great texture intense brownie taste. 😊

  12. Stef says

    Made it with applesauce and it turned out perfectly, topped it with some peanut butter while it was still hot so it melted! Also added in some chocolate chips for a little extra chocolate!

  13. Holly says

    I used all purpose flour, measured everything carefully. It was moist but cooked at a minute and a half. Like another reader, I think it was a bit cake-like. I might try taking the baking powder down a little next time. So glad you shared this! I’m sending a link to my friend.

  14. Karina says

    Straight-up delicious. I used a combination of oat and white flours. This is a super awesome recipe if you want a warm, chocolaty dessert but don’t have the time/energy to bake. I have made this many times and will make it again.

  15. Esti says

    Subbed peanut butter for the oil. Not quite a “brownie” but definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. I didn’t have ice cream, but that would have made it much better!

  16. NicaD says

    I made this tonight with coconut oil, monk sweetener, vegan chocolate chips, and almond milk. It was so so good! Microwaved for 1 min, then another two 10 second increments as suggested in the recipe. Just like you said, and voila. Perfect. So easy and delicious, great to curb the chocolate craving while sitting on the couch watching TV. Dangerous…

  17. Debbie says

    I’ve made this brownie in a mug several times now. It always tastes great and is so quick and easy. Mine seems to bake more like cake than a brownie, but I still love it. Thanks

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