Easy 2 Minute Brownie For One

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Last Updated on December 20, 2021

This easy brownie mug cake is so dang rich and moist you won’t believe that’s it’s made in the microwave in less than 40 seconds! There are so many possibilities! Therefore, making it the perfect dessert idea for your next sweet craving! Thanks to the microwave, you can have a fudgy, gooey brownie in a mug ready in one minute. Plus, you only need one bowl and no mixer for this decadent microwave brownie dessert! Undoubtedly, it’s the perfect dessert for one because you know you won’t overdo it by eating an entire pan of brownies. There is just something about warm, molten chocolate that is so satisfying! 

A brownie mug cake a day keeps the frownies away.

2 minute microwave brownie in a mug for one person

When chocolate cravings strike, make this EASY brownie recipe in one bowl. It’s ready in TWO MINUTES! Rich, FUDGY, decadent, and even vegan! First off, this is the answer for when you’re opening your cabinet doors, searching for that sweet treat that will hit the spot. For this reason, my son LOVES mug cakes. When he is snacking from the bag of chocolate chips in our pantry, I whip up this treat! Secondly, I just know this sweet chocolate microwave brownie will be a hit!

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How to Make a Brownie in a Mug
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If you have a major sweet tooth like me, consider doubling the brownie mug cake recipe, especially if you’re planning on sharing.

Next, add sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, oil, vanilla, water, and flour to a microwave-safe mug then mix to combine. Lastly, top your microwave mug brownie with chocolate chips. 

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It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but the bowl that I used for this is about the size of a small ramekin. However, this dessert is quite rich and filling, especially if you top it with ice cream whipped cream, or peanut butter. Consequently, the batter will rise as the mix bakes so be sure to leave a little room. Next, microwave for 30-40 seconds. Additionally, you’ll want to wait a few seconds before diving in, as the brownie will be super hot when you first take it out. 

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You can’t beat an easy chocolate dessert recipe that only takes just a few minutes! And, I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not have an entire pan of leftovers because every single one would be gone! For instance, in one day. It’s been known to happen in my house. A house full of boys means not a single brownie is safe! Consequently, that’s what makes this microwave brownie dessert the perfect fit! After that, top your brownie mug cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or peanut butter making it even more decadent. Therefore, don’t be afraid to experiment! 

Can I Leave Out the Chocolate Chips? 

Absolutely, but they add extra flavor and make the brownie super gooey! In other words, you can also try using peanut butter or butterscotch chips. No doubt, it would taste amazing with butterscotch chips! Can you tell I love chocolate chips? I always use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips because they are dairy-free. I prefer the mini chocolate chips. 

Tips for Making a Microwave Brownie Dessert in a Cup 

Most importantly, you should use a microwave-safe mug, ramekin, or bowl for this recipe. Also, make sure to choose something large enough because you don’t want the brownie in a cup to overflow as it cooks in the microwave. 


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Easy 2 Minute Brownie Mug Cake For One

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  • Prep Time:

    2 Minutes

  • Cook Time:

    30-40 Seconds

  • Total Time:

    3 Minutes

  • Yield:

    1 Cup



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When chocolate cravings strike, make this EASY brownie recipe in one bowl. It’s ready in TWO MINUTES! Rich, FUDGY, decadent, and even vegan!



  • 4 tsp

    granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp

    unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp

    canola or vegetable oil

  • 1/4 tsp


  • 2 tsp


  • 4 tsp


  • a small handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add granulated sugar, cocoa, water, oil, and vanilla. Mix all of the ingredients with a fork.
  2. Mix in flour and stir until just combined.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  4. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds.
  5. Optional, add ice cream or whipped cream and serve immediately. The brownie is best warm.




*Feel free to substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips with butterscotch or peanut butter.

*Double-check to make sure your chocolate chips are vegan, if you wish to have this recipe be 100% vegan.

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