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Best Brownie in a Mug

With cooler evenings approaching,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.

the unbaked brownie

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.


*1150 Watt Microwave

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

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