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Best Brownie in a Mug

brownie in a mug

During cool evenings, this brownie in a mug is the perfect evening treat or dessert. This recipe uses real butter and cream cheese – and I’m certain you will think it worth the effort.

Place butter and cream cheese into a microwave measuring cup and heat for thirty seconds. While that is happening, combine the dry ingredients.  Then add milk and vanilla to the butter/cream cheese mixture.  Combine your wet and dry ingredients.  Place into a microwavable mug or a 1/2 pint jar.  A taller, narrow mug or jar works best.

Heat* in microwave for 90 seconds or less.  Watch your brownie carefully to make certain it doesn’t rise over the top of the mug. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if you’d like.

Some hints

You can mix up the dry ingredients for this ahead of time. Then when you are ready to make the brownie, all you need to do is combine the wet ingredients and add them to the dry mixture.

Having an easy recipe like this allows each child or adult to choose his own mug and help make his own brownie. This recipe helps make a party out of an every-day event. You will have more mugs to wash, but there won’t be any mixing supplies or large pan that need to be mashed.

brownie in a mug

*1150 Watt Microwave

The recipe 

Best Brownie in a Mug

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In less than three minutes, your brownie in a mug can be ready to serve. Butter and cream cheese add an extra delight to this recipe.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon.baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a bowl, mix dry ingredients together
  • Place butter and cream cheese in microwavable bowl/measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds
  • Add milk and vanilla to butter mixture
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together
  • Place in microwavable mug (or use a 1/2 pint canning jar)
  • Heat in microwave* for 90 seconds
  • Remove from microwave
  • Garnish with whipped topping if desired
  • *my microwave is 1150 Watts

This is a repost from 8 years ago. I still keep the dry ingredients in my pantry for a quick, easy brownie-in-a-mug!

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