Brownie in a Mug

Brownie in a Mug

Raizel is a budding foodie. She often surprises me with her interest and awareness of food and food trends. She also has a natural flare. Raizel occasionally will suggest a recipe, and it usually works!

Somehow, Raizel discovered microwave 1 cup cakes.

Cakes made in the microwave are usually about 1-2 portions. They are perfect for when you have a craving for sweets and need instant gratification. They are fast, easy, all natural and simple to assemble.

Their texture is different than cakes baked in an oven. But, a 1 cup cake is small. Leftovers are unlikely.

Raizel and I found this recipe on-line.

According to the author of the site, I can post it as long as I rewrite the recipe using my own words and use my own pictures. The direct link to the site is posted on the bottom.

So, that is what I am doing here.

Brownie in a Mug


¼ cup flour

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoons oil

Pinch of salt

Dash of cinnamon

Optional: a pinch of instant coffee

1-2 drops vanilla

¼ cup water


In a large mug, combine dry ingredients until well mixed. Add oil, vanilla and water, and mix until well blended.

Microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds.

If you are uncertain about the power of your microwave, start with 1 minute and increase the time as necessary. I think I read that the timing is for a 1000 watt microwave.

Here are the pictures:

all mixed up & ready to go.

fresh out of the microwave

no leftovers here!

The gimmick of this recipe is that you make it in a coffee mug. I was concerned, however, that my mug would be too small. So, I used a bowl instead.

Raizel, and Yaffa (with a little assistance from Dawn) devoured the whole thing!

Raizel declared that it is “scrumpt-deli-licious.”

It was really very fast, easy and required very little to clean up.

Perfect for those moments when you want an almost instant dessert.

Below is the link to the site where I got this recipe. It is a very nice site, full of tips to live more healthfully and naturally.

Check it out!





42 thoughts on “Brownie in a Mug

  1. Osyth says:

    My student daughter makes mug cakes – all my daughters cook and it starts right here when they are young and engaged and interested and eat a diet of food cooked from scratch. Good job mummy, take a bow 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Pan says:

    This is tiny kitchen approved !!! I don’t carry a microwave on the truck but every truckstop has one.. And they don’t get upset when you bring your own food in to heat or cook..

    Its so refreshing to learn from youth.. And Raizel has taught me a new thing !

    Liked by 1 person

  3. theturtle says:

    Congratulations Raizel 🙂
    I can see a “teenage cooking healthy and fun blog” in the future 😉
    This is great for those winter nights when you just need a “little something right now” 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Hildegard says:

    Mmm, this is really cool; I’ll have to try it with my grandkids. I would try substituting whole wheat or spelt flour, and try honey instead of sugar, except for the potential sogginess. Would you use coconut oil? Hmmm. Well.I’m sure experimenting and tasting will be more fun than theorizing. 😉 Congratulations to Raizel on her developing these culinary talents!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged says:

      It is a funny talent that she had. My mother is the same way. It must be genetic. I have this food blog because I do not have that gift and I need to keep track of what I make.

      If you use honey, I think you need to use less water. And with spelt flour, it may also need to be slightly tweaked in terms of how much liquid is needed.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.