Who does not like brownies?

Well I actually don't.

Eeek put down your pitchforks people there's a simple explanation. I can't bake brownies. Mine always, without fail turn out super dry and too dense for human consumption. At least, my own consumption. Like the humble lasagna which I also can not seem to master, I felt like I was doomed to roam the earth, ever cursed to produce nothing more than rock hard, inedible brownies. That was until I came across a simple image that someone kindly posted up on Facebook (who I can not remember, but thank you, whoever you are!) that announced itself in my feed.

I mean, sure I questioned the validity and reliability of such an image. Plus the final product didn't exactly look like the most appealing of chocolaty things, but since I have been confined to a non air conditioned home these last few unbearably hot days, and had little to do but melt away and cry over Mother Nature's cruel, cruel games with us I thought I'd give it a whirl anyway.

I mean what else did I have to loose? Sanity? Yeah long gone, just ask my friend Gigi from Born Special about my snowman remark. Not pretty.

I did tweak it here and there. Originally the recipe called for olive oil but I find it to be too strong in cakes so switched it to sunflower oil. Feel free to do the same and improvise if you don't have neither at hand. Like with canola oil or just stick to olive oil. Don't let my weirdness deter you from what you prefer. So in the end, amazingly my little mug brownie turned out rather well. It was moist (hooray!) but a little bland on it's own however served with the added luxury of some refreshing organic vanilla ice cream it's incredibly tasty.

See, this truly is idiot proof. And super quick. Try it for yourselves and let me know how you go.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tbs cocoa
pinch salt
2 tbs sunflower oil
3 tbs water

Combine all the dry ingredients into a mug and mix well.
Add the oil and water and stir until combined and has a smooth but thick consistency.
Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds
Serve with ice cream

Et voila.

Who does not like brownies?

Well I actually don't.

Eeek put down your pitchforks people there's a simple explanation. I can't bake brownies. Mine always, without fail turn out super dry and too dense for human consumption. At least, my own consumption. Like the humble lasagna which I also can not seem to master, I felt like I was doomed to roam the earth, ever cursed to produce nothing more than rock hard, inedible brownies. That was until I came across a simple image that someone kindly posted up on Facebook (who I can not remember, but thank you, whoever you are!) that announced itself in my feed.

I mean, sure I questioned the validity and reliability of such an image. Plus the final product didn't exactly look like the most appealing of chocolaty things, but since I have been confined to a non air conditioned home these last few unbearably hot days, and had little to do but melt away and cry over Mother Nature's cruel, cruel games with us I thought I'd give it a whirl anyway.

I mean what else did I have to loose? Sanity? Yeah long gone, just ask my friend Gigi from Born Special about my snowman remark. Not pretty.

I did tweak it here and there. Originally the recipe called for olive oil but I find it to be too strong in cakes so switched it to sunflower oil. Feel free to do the same and improvise if you don't have neither at hand. Like with canola oil or just stick to olive oil. Don't let my weirdness deter you from what you prefer. So in the end, amazingly my little mug brownie turned out rather well. It was moist (hooray!) but a little bland on it's own however served with the added luxury of some refreshing organic vanilla ice cream it's incredibly tasty.

See, this truly is idiot proof. And super quick. Try it for yourselves and let me know how you go.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tbs cocoa
pinch salt
2 tbs sunflower oil
3 tbs water

Combine all the dry ingredients into a mug and mix well.
Add the oil and water and stir until combined and has a smooth but thick consistency.
Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds
Serve with ice cream

Et voila.

87 comments

  1. oh yummy, thank you for sharing your recipe

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  2. I...failed. I'm just not good at making things in mugs. My regular baked brownies turn out pretty good, though. Your mug is really cute, by the way (just had to get that out there). But if I'm craving some brownies, I'll give mug brownies another go.

    Sincerely, Christine from Invisible Blush

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    1. Whaaaat! I am speechless! At least normal brownies work out! xx

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  3. Mmmm looks delicious and easy to do! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
    NF www.fashionphases.com

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  4. it looks so yummy!
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  5. Such a yummy teat, and easy recipe! I make the chocolate cake in a mug a lot since my mum gave me the recipe - so simple and delicious!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I need to Google this! Everyone keeps commenting about other mug recipes, I feel like I've discovered a whole new world or something!

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  6. Great recipe!!!!!
    Tnx for sharing doll!!!!

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  7. ooo this looks super yummy! i will have to give it a try!

    x

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  8. Ohhhh my god these look amazing! I need to give them a go! xx

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  9. This is the best idea ever!!! OMG! Might end up making it everyday :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  10. Omg I so want to eat this now at 5:47 eastern time usa so in the mood this its all I want for breakfast delicious and yummy recipe who does not love brownie and in a mug amazing. Thanks for sharing doll.
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  11. waooooo! yum! i want one!

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  12. You know what?! I have never ever ever ever baked brownies :o! Gotta fix that right? Maybe I'll try them this weekend, will let you know how they turn out :). Thanks for the recipe, babe!

    xx
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  13. It must be tasty and I have to try this great recipe!

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  14. I used to do these like everyday when I was 13 aha so good! xx

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    1. Oh man, wish I knew about these when I was 13! xx

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  15. Good morning beautiful!! Thank you for your sweety coment!!
    Delicious receipt :)
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  16. Oh, it looks really delicious! I haven't eaten brownies for a long time.

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  17. First off, you're definitely being too hard on yourself because this indeed looks appealing and beyond yummy, but wait a minute. Hold the frigging phone for a second. You don't have air conditioning?!?!?!?! How is that even possible? Don't you have hot summers every year?? I like warm weather but I can't stand the heat when I'm at home and I have stuff to do, I'd probably lose it if I were you. Hang in there, my friend! I hope you have a cool weekend. Cool as in cold, of course.:)

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    1. Hahahaha yes, unbearable hotness too. In a double story home and NO AIR-CON. Yes I get delirious at times lol xx

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  18. This looks so super yummy! I love how simple the recipe is and even I can make it! Thank You!
    xoxo,

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  19. I tried similar recipe and it didn't turn out well! Maybe yours will, it sound much easier!
    Thanks for sharing! XO



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  20. Sounds good!

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  21. Thats so yummy Sonia! For sure would love to try it too, I simply adore brownies, your recipe looks easy and fast, and is even so appetizing!:) Happy weekend! xo

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  22. this looks super yummy, great Sonia!! kiss kiss

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  23. Yummy!!! I so want to eat this..... <3 <3 <3
    It seems delicious.
    Kisses and Have a sweet weekend
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  24. this is so tasty and great cute idea

    xoxo
    happy week end

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  25. They are uber delicious, so cute recipe babe!
    Xxx

    Carolina

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  26. I try to eat healthier but I sure couldn't resist this super yummy brownie with ice cream. I need one!!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  27. Great presentation,My kids loves brownies when it's hard as rocks in square shapes. Cool post.
    Have perfect weekend.
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  28. mmmmmmmm.....BROWNIES.....

    Oh and thanks for your collage suggestion, I might do that! What a great idea xx

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    1. No worries doll, hope it all works out for you xx

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  29. Microwave mug brownies that sounds awesome!! And so easy. Love your photos too.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  30. Great idea. Thanks for the recipe, it looks so yummy. :)
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  31. I've made something similar to this before. The recipe I used did not have sugar or sunflower oil in it. I'll have to dig it up one of these days. Have a terrific weekend!

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  32. Oh my, heaven in a cup!! So scrumptious! :)
    xo TJ

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  33. I would love to have some right now!

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  34. looks super yummy !! i want to try it right now :) xx
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  35. They look so yummy! My mouth is literally watering! haha! try this!
    I need to

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  36. Soo tasty!!

    Federica
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  37. That recipe is my favourite one for brownies in a mug. Thank you for posting this!

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  38. yummy I want to eat this right now!

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  39. I've done those in the past, but after seeing this post I really need to try them again tomorrow! ♥ xx

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  40. Amazing! Must give this a go, you're a genius!

    JUSTADDCAKE

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  41. I've tried making mug brownies before and it unfortunately exploded all over the place. Bookmarking this for next time :)
    Mili

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  42. Awesome blog! Super liked it
    I'm following you on blogloving

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  43. Yum! Anything with the word easy in it I will definitely try out ;)

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  44. Yumm!!! Looks so great!:)

    -Courtney
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  45. Yummmmmm. Delish!


    xo,
    miranda

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  46. I tried mug desserts with blueberry muffins but I failed horribly hahahah. I'll try this though and hopefully I won't mess up! Such a good tip with the vanilla ice cream :D

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    1. Oooh I hope it turns out ok for you J! xx

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  47. Looks yummy, can i have that now:)
    Shana-Style

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  48. I have a very similar recipe! Will try yours now too! Looks very yummy. XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

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  49. What a brilliant idea and perfect for when you have someone over and need to get dessert sorted quick! Thanks for sharing. I am always grateful for your kind comments...Have a great week ahead!

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  50. Almost too easy to be true haha. Amazing!

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  51. I've made them too and they're awesome!! "food porn" = love that :) LOL

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  52. Oh my, this is heaven in a cup!! My fave treat :) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe hun, definitely gonna do this later. <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  53. i love microwave recipes but sadly i don't own a microwave! i know there's a whole heap of cakes in mugs i want to try (pinterest is a good source of recipes for these) and yours look amazing! if your brownies always come out dry perhaps you should try your hand at molten chocolate cakes instead? it's meant to be a bit undercooked so it's moister than most recipes :)

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    1. I need to get onto that, I keep hearing about all kinds of wonderful stuff in mugs hahaha!

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  54. that looks really good !
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  55. wow so good and delicious!

    ciao ciao

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  56. Looks so delicious and so easy to make!

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  57. oh wow that looks delicious!! haha I want some :D

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  58. Looks soooo yummu !! and thank for sharing with us
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  59. yum! I love that they are easy. will try this now with this snowstorm roaring on around me! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  60. This is brilliant! Must try it. :)

    -Ashley
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  61. Beautiful! have to try it too! :)
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  62. I'm a terrible baker but this is such a cute idea putting them in mugs! xxx

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  63. Mmmm, so yummy! This is something I've made before and it's such an easy treat to make. I love it :)
    Also, friendships are going to be so different in the future...sigh. I don't know what these future generations are going to be like - it'll be terrible if all they do is be sucked into technology! We're turning into robots!!

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    1. I feel like that's definitely the path they're heading down. Just seems so 'normal' for kids to have all kinds of crazy tech stuff these days

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  64. i LOVE IT !!! Thanks !!

    Jenny

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  65. I LOVE making these, so so easy & they are the perfect comfort food too. I like to make one before settling down with a good movie! Agree they can be a little bland, I always put some vanilla essence in mine & some actual chocolate too ;)

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  66. Wow, delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  67. Haha, you are such an entertaining writer! Coming at you with pitchforks haha! These brownies look very simple and so yummy! I loveeee brownies, but I'm also not much of a baker and mine always turn out too hard even though I only make brownies out of the box! I might have to try out this recipe. I actually don't like ice cream though.... so I hope people don't come hunt me down with pitchforks... : )

    xox,
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  68. Reading this late at night gives me major sweet tooth craving!! :)

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