Thursday, April 25, 2013

Home Alone Three - Microwave Mocha Mug Brownie

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It won't rock your world or change your life, but if you're home alone and facing an attack of the chocolate munchies, this simple dessert, made just for one, can quickly right your world, and do it in a no fuss, no bother kind of way way. You'll need a large cup, a fork, some measuring spoons and a microwave oven to pull this one off. The ingredients are mixed in the same cup in which the brownie bakes, so there is no mess involved and clean-up is minimal. If you want the chocolate in your mug to have a brownie-like texture, nuke it on high power for 75 seconds. If you prefer something more like a molten lava cake, aim for the 60 second mark. This will never make your list of favorite chocolate desserts, but it is a quick way to stop those chocolate cravings. Here's the recipe.

Microwave Mocha Mug Brownie...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of

2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
1 dash salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1) In a 12 oz coffee mug, add water, butter, vanilla, espresso powder and a dash of salt. Whisk well.
2) Add cocoa powder, whisk well. Add sugar, whisk well. Add flour, whisk well.
3) Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Center should be slightly molten. Careful not to overcook.
4) Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream. Eat with a spoon. Careful brownie will be hot. Yield:1 serving

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A Sunflower Life said...

I love these microwave-in-a-mug desserts. I have a chocolate cake one I make from time to time. Like you said, they are perfect when a chocolate craving hits. Can't wait to try yours!

Ola said...

you actually "rocked my world" because I've never heard about brownie from microwave :) great idea :) greetings!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Perfect for when you get a craving but dont want to make an entire dessert!!!


This will definitely cure those "i feel so alone" days when hubs is off to another business trip.
It will definiely knock my world Mary. hihi.


Joanne said...

I've heard good things about these mug cakes! Looks scrumptious.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Perfect for this summer when you don't want to turn the oven on.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm keeping this one, I just printed it. i have never used espresso powder in anything, I guess it is the instant stuff, different from instant coffee?

Alessandra said...

Better to be home alone and not having to share this one :-).


Kim said...

Like this mug cake. It'S perfect for chocolate craving:)

teresa said...

what a great way to beat the munchies, i'm sure i'll be trying this soon!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I am home alone, right this minute, and now I'm craving this!

Chiara said...

I love this kink of dessert, thanks for sharing Mary, have a nice weekend, blessings....

Revathi Ramkumar said...

Simple and yummy cakes

Ellen Whyte said...

Noooooooooooooooooo! that's far too easy and sounds far to nice!

Sokehah cheah said...

Great fix for those sudden choco pangs!

Judit @WineDineDaily said...

Oh my, I could use one ( or two) right now!!

June said...

Made this last night as a much needed chocolate fix/immediate moral booster. It is delicious!

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