Uh Oh, I’m in Trouble

>Attention: If you do not have any self control when it comes to chocolate then stop. Stop right there. Don’t read on, this is dangerous.

What’s so dangerous about that coffee mug? Just a pretty blue coffee mug.

Oh yeah, is that all it is? How about now?

Oh, big deal coffee and little bite of cake. What’s so dangerous about that?

What’s so dangerous you ask? Chocolate brownie cake in a mug in less than 5 minutes. That’s what.

Sometimes I just crave chocolate. But I don’t always have the time to bake an entire cake or batch of brownies. Not to mention the dishes, oh the dishes. It’s times like that, that this recipe is going to be dangerous. It’s not going to replace the recipe you use for a party or a birthday cake, but when you’re watching a movie and can’t shake a chocolate craving, this’ll do it.

Coffee Mug Brownie Cake

4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar (if you like things sweeter you can increase this to 4)
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Dash of salt
2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I haven’t tried it with applesauce but I think it would work and cut out the fat)
2 Tbsp milk (or water, but I’ve tried both and like the texture better with milk)
Optional 1 tbsp chocolate chips

In a coffee mug stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and a dash of salt. If you’re using chocolate chips, add them now. Add the vegetable oil and milk and stir well with a fork. Make sure to break up all the clumps. Microwave for 1 minute. It should still look a little moist on top.

Drizzle with a little chocolate syrup if you like or just take a seat on the kitchen floor and eat it with the same fork you mixed it with…. Not that I’ve ever done that.

Adapted from Instructables

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. mybeautifuldisasters

    >Why did I not stop reading? This looks TOO good

  2. Jill (JBeanCuisine)

    >You just made my day…I don't have an oven in France, yet I am missing home-baked goods (I know that sounds crazy because I am in France). However, this looks amazing and I cannot wait to make it for my hubby.
    Thanks for a great post!

  3. JCHokie

    >I just came across your blog from the Nest and I've already seen several recipes that I'd love to try! This is #1 on the list!!!

  4. gangybuffet

    >This recipe is awesome! Just came across your blog on FoodGawker, and I already really like it. I have a food blog too, on word press!

  5. >I've seen a couple of recipes like this (basically the same ingredients and measurements) but with egg. And I was just wondering: what difference does the egg make?


  6. Jessica

    I tried once with eggs and I didn't like the texture, sort of spongy, and I could really taste the egg. But I know other people have had success with the egg, so it's either personal preference or I just had a bad batch and maybe didn't mix it well enough. I only post recipes as I make them (and like them), which is why I left the egg out. Maybe you can try it both ways and let me know which way you prefer!

  7. Anonymous

    >Should I use unsweetened Cocoa or sweetened?

  8. Jessica

    >@anonymous You should use unsweetened cocoa powder. I'll clear that up in the recipe. Good luck!

  9. Kristin

    >So Good! I often crave just a little something after dinner but don't want to make a big batch of something for fear I might eat more than I should. This was Perfect! I sent it on to my mom and sister who I know will love. Thanks, I can't wait to try a few more of your recipes. 😀

  10. Anonymous

    >I've been looking for something thick and chocolatey and yummy like this, now I have finally found it… I thankyou greatly.

  11. Anonymous

    >thankyou ever so much i can not wait to eat this lovely desert

  12. Angel King

    Mama was craving some baked goods and I had very limited ingredients, I tried this and it turned out very well. So quick and easy with no clean up, I think the addition of a little instant coffee would be delicious! Thank you Jessica!

  13. Tracy

    Not as good with the apple sauce! Too strong of a cinnamon flavor, and its just very….dense. Too dense. 🙁

    1. Jessica

      Thanks for letting me know! I’m guessing you used apple sauce with cinnamon?

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