Brownie in a Mug


Christmas is a time for family, presents and of course, food! What better time to stuff your face with chocolate and mince pies? One of my favourite treats is brownies, the melt-in-your-mouth, gooeyness is just too divine to refuse. I recently discovered a new way to make brownies, it’s quick, it’s easy and it requires very few ingredients. I would like to introduce you all, to Brownie In A Mug! (It’s also helpful that the recipe only makes 2 mugs worth of brownie, to avoid inevitably eating your whole batch of goodies). Everyone’s eating cupcakes these days, mix it up a bit with a fabulous brownie in a mug.

They’re so fast and easy to make, perfect for if you fancy a quick and tasty snack, or if you’re not the most capable baker!

To make these irresistible treats, you will need:


  • 50g of chocolate (we used milk but you can use dark or white, whichever you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (caster is best, but granulated is fine  too)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons of Nutella

(this recipe makes two mug’s worth of brownie)

And of course, you will need a mug! We used this gorgeous Catherine Colebrook mug available online at


So, you’ve got your ingredients, you’ve got your two microwaveable mugs, and you’ve got your microwave. Let’s bake!

First of all, place a tablespoon of butter into each mug, followed by 25g of the chocolate, broken up into small pieces. These will then be microwaved separately for 40 seconds, to melt the butter and chocolate together. After microwaving, stir until blended together (try not to eat this concoction, sounds gross but it is extremely delicious! If not slightly sickly)

chocolateandbutter                   microwave

Next, stir 2 tablespoons of sugar into each before beating the egg in a bowl, and adding half to each mixture. Now add a tablespoon of flour to both, and stir everything until mixed well and smooth.

sugar    crackegg   stirinegg


Finally, the Nutella. Place one and a half tablespoons in the centre of the mixture (this will melt into the centre of the brownie, absolutely scrumptious) Cook each mug in the microwave (separately) for 1 minute, told you it was quick!


And there you have it, gorgeously gooey and definitely delectable Brownies. You will not be disappointed, impress your friends and relatives this Christmas with a heavenly Brownie in a Mug. We hope you enjoy!

finishedbrownie              finish

Brownie in a Mug recipe found on…..road tested by Amelia Carey (@newroomsame) and Eleanor Ashton (@newroomsel) !


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