Recipe: Valentine’s brownie in a mug

For many students, single or not, Valentine’s Day is a day of indulgence in delicious chocolaty treats.

This delicious brownie cake-in-a-mug recipe can be enjoyed alone or with a special someone.

Dress it up in a Valentine’s-themed mug for a quick and easy gift.

This recipe calls for no blender, cake pan or oven. All that is needed to create this rich and moist dessert are a few ingredients, a spoon, a mug, a microwave and about five minutes of preparation.

Brownie Cake-in-a-Mug
Makes 1 serving

You will need:

  • Large mug
  • Spoon
  • Microwave


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (canola or vegetable oil will also work)
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat milk (whole or non-fat will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ standard-sized chocolate bar, chopped into chunks (1 tablespoon chocolate chips will also work)


  1. Add egg and sugar to mug, and stir until combined.
  2. Melt coconut oil. Add coconut oil and salt to the mixture, and stir again.
  3. Add vanilla extract and milk to the mixture.
  4. Add cocoa powder, and stir.
  5. Add flour and chocolate chunks or chips, and stir until completely combined. Mixture should be thick with chocolate chunks.
  6. Microwave mug with ingredients for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from microwave and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

Optional toppings include:

  1. Whipped cream
  2. Scoop of ice cream
  3. Strawberry or caramel drizzle
  4. Fudge
  5. Strawberries or other fruit of your choice
  6. Walnuts

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