April 23, 2024
Mug Brownies Recipe

Easy Mug Brownies Recipe With A Twist

If you’re a big fan of brownies, then this Mug Brownies Recipe is the perfect way to eat them without all the hassle. Simply microwave your mug and pour in the ingredients…that’s it!It takes just a few minutes to make and will be ready in less than 3 minutes.

We’re not sure why this recipe is sometimes called “twisted mug brownies recipe ” but we’re happy to call them whatever you want.

This mug brownies recipe is even more delicious when topped with chocolate chips and an ice cream scoop.

Treat Yourself to the Best Mug Brownies Recipe Ever!

A friend of ours got some mug brownie mix, which is usually not our thing at all, but this time we decided to give it a try. We were pretty happy with the result.

And there was only a little bit of liquid in the batter – so if you have a mason jar opener and want to make them in your microwave – no problem!

It tasted like regular mug brownies recipe and cooled really fast, so you can eat them right away. And it takes almost no time to make them in the microwave, so that’s pretty awesome, too.

How to Make the Best Brownie in a Mug– 

Step One: Mix together the dry ingredients in a large mug.

Step Two: Add the chocolate chips, vanilla, and egg.

Step Three:  Then Mix them all together until fully blended.

Step Four: Pour in the melted butter and stir until completely smooth. The batter will be very thick!

Step Five: Microwave for 1 minute. Then let it sit for 2 minutes before eating.

How to store – Here’s another great thing aboutmug brownies recipe. You can also store them in the refrigerator and eat them later. Just let it cool completely and place it in an airtight container.

If you use a mason jar, you should be able to close the lid tightly, but if you don’t have a mason jar then cover it with plastic wrap or foil and place it in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Easy Mug Brownies Recipe With A Twist

Pick the Right Mug

Choose a microwave-safe mug, because you’re going to heat it up in the microwave and you don’t want it to crack. Use a sturdy mug so that your brownies or mug brownies recipe won’t break and spill all over the place.

Plastic mugs are definitely not recommended, as they just won’t work at all. You can use ceramic or glass mugs – but only if they can handle extreme temperatures (up to 775F); otherwise they will crack.

Size Of a Mug Brownie

The size of the mug brownie recipe you choose will dictate the number of servings. If you have a larger, bowl-like mug, then the brownie will be bigger – which means more servings. If you use a smaller mug (such as an espresso cup), then there are fewer servings.

The recipe we have here is for a standard size mug and gives 2 good-sized servings.

Texture Of a Mug Brownie

The texture of a mug brownie recipe is quite different from a regular (baked in the oven) brownie. The baked-in-the-oven brownies are more chewy. But the mug brownie, because it’s microwaved, turns out much softer and almost cake-like.

How To Make a Mug Brownie In The Microwave

You can make your mug brownies recipe batter in the microwave. But first make sure you’ve got enough hot water in the mug so that it will be hot when your brownie batter is poured in.

You also need something to microwave your brownie mix with – either a bowl, a mug or a large cup. We like using this glass measuring cup because it’s all-purpose.

We’ve used it to reheat oatmeal and soup, so we can use it for whatever we need – and for this mug brownie recipe, it has been very handy.

Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave for 1 minute. Let the brownie cool for a few minutes and then dig in!

How To Serve Mug Brownies With Ice Cream Scoopers

We love to serve brownies with ice cream scoopers – so here’s how to do it. First prepare the brownie batter – stir it well and let it stand for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Then fill a teaspoon with the batter and scoop it into 1-ounce portions.

Place the right amount of mug brownies recipe batter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. If you want to make one large portion, then use a 2-ounce scoop, or half of a 3-ounce scoop.

Microwave for about 20 seconds, or until the roof will thicken just slightly (remove from heat immediately if it’s too soft).

Easy Mug Brownies Recipe With A Twist –

These mug brownies recipe are the perfect, easy dessert to whip up in a rush without having to worry that they won’t turn out. The recipe is very simple, but the ingredients are anything but ordinary – my dad’s favourite whiskey and cocoa powder!

Now all you need is a tall glass of milk, or some vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce… Yum!

These brownies are the best treat to serve on Halloween or these fun fall holidays. They taste just like regular brownies, but they definitely have a sophisticated feeling and a touch of adult edge to them.

The icing drizzle needs to be prepared at least three hours in advance because it needs time to thoroughly chill and firm up in the fridge.

tasty and easy mug brownies recipe-

With the ingredients you usually have in your kitchen, you can make an incredibly delicious, easy mug brownie recipe.


1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

1/3 cup of whiskey

1 tablespoon of flour

4 oz. baking chocolate (or 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of butter (to grease the mug)

Extra butter for greasing the sides


  1. Mix ingredients in the mug. This can be mixed up in the morning to have it ready for dessert later on!
  2. Microwave for 4-5 minutes (rotate halfway through cooking) .
  3. And Microwave times vary depending on the wattage of your microwave, so start with 4 minutes and continue for an additional minute at a time until fully cooked.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Icing: Melt the butter and mix with the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave until chocolate is smooth and melted.
  6. When the brownie is cooled, drizzle on the icing using a spoon or fork (see picture).
  7. This needs to be done at least 3 hours in advance because it needs time to firm up in the fridge before serving.
  8. Remove the brownie from the mug and drizzle on the whiskey to finish. If you make this a day in advance, be sure to put the brownie in an airtight container with a spoonful of melted butter to prevent it from drying out.
  9. Warm on low power for 20 seconds, or just until warm (not hot).


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How Long Does It Take To Make A Brownie in a Mug?

This mug brownies recipe can be made in as little as 1 minute!

We microwave for about 1 minute, and let it stand for a couple of minutes before eating.

And of course, if you want to make the brownies in a mug even faster, then you can put them in the microwave for 10 seconds – we’ve never tried it though so we don’t know exactly what will happen.

We have tested it, and if you microwave your batter for too long, then the brownie will break and will not look pretty at all. So keep an eye on it – or take it out in 20 seconds. But be very careful not to overcook it!

How Do I Decorate the Top of the Brownie?

You can clean up easily and keep your kitchen looking neat. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate or a dollop of whip cream on top, if you want to finish this up and make it look great. You can also put a bit of ground nuts or sprinkles on top too.

Can I Use Different Flavours of Mug Brownie Mix?

Yes, you can use different flavours of mug brownie mix. But we haven’t tried it yet. But we think it’s a great idea and we’ll definitely be trying it soon.

Remember to let us know what you think if you try different flavours of mug brownies, because that would be awesome.

This homemade brownie recipe is so easy to make, no one will ever believe you made them in the microwave. It’s great because you can mix everything in a bowl and microwave it, so it’s one of those recipes you can make in a hurry.

We also have a recipe for a chocolate chip mug brownie and they are awesome. They’re even easier to make than these brownies, because they don’t require any microwaving at all.


Have you ever had a mug brownie that turned out really hard? Or it was so gooey and soft, it was very difficult to eat? Here’s the problem – because warm mixtures can expand greatly, you need to let the brownie sit for a few minutes to give it time to relax.

If it doesn’t rest, then the mixture will continue to expand and the mug will crack. This is a cool baking tip that kitchen experts use all the time. And it really works because your mug brownie will stay intact, and it will be easy to eat.

Is This Mug Brownie Recipe Hard To Make?

We’ve tested out a few of these recipes, and they are pretty good. If you are new to microwaving, then we recommend you start with this recipe and let us know how it goes.

But if you are ready to jump into the deep end of microwaving, then let us know your experiences too so that we can learn some things together.

So how do you microwave a brownie? You first need to mix the ingredients in a small bowl, and add some hot water or milk so that the brownie batter will be warm when it is poured into the mug.


Also, don’t over-cook your brownie – remove it from the microwave in 20 seconds. We’ve tested it, and if you microwave your batter for too long, then the brownie will break and will not look pretty at all.

So keep an eye on it – or take it out in 20 seconds. But be very careful not to overcook it! You can also add nuts, sprinkles or even whipped cream on top, to make this mug brownie recipe even more fun.

More Easy Mug Brownie Recipe

Here’s the recipe for Easy Mug Brownies. It’s quite simple and takes less than five minutes to make!

Mug Brownies Recipe


Chocolate chips (chocolate chips are optional)

1/3 C. flour

1/3 C. sugar (you can substitute this with brown sugar or honey)

2 Tbsp. Cocoa powder (you can substitute this with some chocolate syrup)


Add everything in the mug and mix it together. Microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds. If you want it gooey and a little bit underdone, take it out in 2 minutes. If you like your brownies a little crispy, leave it in for the full 3 minutes. Let cool and enjoy! Recipe makes 1 brownie. 


How to Serve Your Brownie?

You can serve your brownie as you usually would. But if you want to get creative, then here are some ideas to help you serve your brownie:

–  whipped topping, nuts or sprinkles.

– use a chocolate syrup in place of the cocoa powder.

– add some chocolate chips on top of the batter before microwaving.

– melt chocolate chips and pour them in the batter.

–  put some chocolate chips on top of the mug after baking it.

– decide to cut it into small pieces, or you can use a cookie cutter to cut out little squares or rectangles to make bite size portions.

–  decorate the brownie with whipped topping, chocolate syrup, nuts or sprinkles.

Start by pouring a small amount of melted chocolate or a dollop of whip cream on top, if you want to finish this up and make it look great. You can also put a bit of ground nuts or sprinkles on top too.


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Is this recipe better than the other mug brownie recipes?

Yes. We like this microwave mug brownie recipe because it is designed for people who dislike fatty foods and who want to eat something that’s better for you in terms of healthy eating. This recipe doesn’t require any oil and you don’t need to use butter either.


Delicious Mug Brownies

This is the best mug brownie recipe I have ever used- and my whole family loved it. Have fun with it, experiment with different toppings and let me know if you find a new favorite topping! The Best Mug Brownie Recipe!

We hope you enjoyed this brownie recipe, and we’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or send us a message if you have a question. You can also check out our other mug brownie recipes, including chocolate chip and peanut butter muffin in a mug recipes!

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Sneha Shukla

hello my foodie Family, I'm Gayatri Patel Host of this Blog. I have also recipe channel "your Kitchen - Hindi Recipes" I was born in mumbai but I live in Gujarat at the moment. I did M.com From Mumbai University.

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