Hot Chocolate Microwave Brownie

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on February 16, 2012

Has this ever happened to you?

It’s late at night, say 9:00. Dinner has long since passed (or only recently if you live in our house where dinner at 8:30 isn’t unheard of). Bedtime is looming. You are winding down, or frantically trying to get the rest of the days business taken care of. Or you are sitting in front the TV trying to understand why everyone is so crazy about The Big Bang Theory (I just cannot get into that show).

Suddenly it strikes. A craving. One so serious that the only thing to do is give in to it. Because if you don’t, it will just grow and grow and grow until it’s taken over your entire life.

It’s a chocolate craving. Or more specifically, a gooey, chocolate brownie craving.

Yes, I have had a brownie craving take over my entire life before. It’s a very serious craving.

But, it’s late at night and the thought of making brownies, and the clean up that follows, it just far too much for your sleepy brain to handle.

Well, I’m here to save you from this craving taking over your life. I have the simplest, easiest, gooey-est, single-serving brownie recipe. But it’s not just a brownie. It’s a hot chocolate brownie. That you make in the microwave. In a coffee mug.

Hot Chocolate Microwave Brownie in a Mug

Why hot chocolate? Because it satisfies a brownie craving better than just a brownie alone.

True. Story.

Let me be clear, this isn’t a cake-like brownie. It’s an honest to goodness fudgey brownie. Ooey. Gooey. Molten.

Hot Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

Grab a spoon and your favorite coffee mug. Mix together some flour and a favorite hot chocolate mix. Stir in a little water, oil (or melted butter) and a splash of vanilla. Throw in a handful or two of chocolate chips and in about one minute your chocolate craving will be satisfied.

Yes, it’s that easy.

Hot Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 brownie

Hot Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

A quick, single serving brownie for those times when a craving strikes and you can't wait for an entire pan to bake.


  • 6 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Handful of chocolate chips


  1. Using a fork mix together the hot chocolate mix and flour in a coffee mug or small bowl.
  2. Stir in the oil, water and vanilla until all of the ingredients are wet.
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. The center should still be molten.
  5. Cool for a few minutes, it will be HOT.


Start out by microwaving for 60 seconds. If the brownie is not cooked enough, continue microwaving for 10 seconds at at time. The brownie is done when the edges are cooked but the center is still gooey. Top with peanut butter caramel sauce for an extra sweet treat.

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