My sister and I went through a phase in our teens where we would make a midnight snack, pretty much every night, of mug brownies. I'm talking before they were cool, before they came in sachets in the supermarket. I had this recipe saved in my notes on tumblr.
My sister moved to Melbourne just before things got really bad with the pandemic, and a few weeks in she asked me to dig this recipe up and send it to her. Since then, we've both made it a ridiculous amount of times and I figured, since everyone was probably in need of some comfort food too, it's probably about time I shared it.
Also because posting it here is far easier than having to reset my password to my old tumblr account when I inevitably accidentally delete the screenshot I took of it.
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (or, realistically, a dash)
Sprinkle of salt
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp self-raising flour
A handful of chocolate chips/chunks (measure with your heart)
Chopped nuts if desired
1. Add butter and milk to a mug, then microwave for around thirty seconds or until butter is melted.
2. Add vanilla and salt, whisk with a fork.
3. Add cocoa powder, whisk.
4. Add both sugars, whisk.
5. Add flour, whisk.
6. Add chocolate and nuts, if using, and mix thoroughly.
7. Pop in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. It will be more of a cake consistency if you leave it in longer. I prefer mine fudgy.
Notes: I definitely just use a spoon for measuring when I make this, not an actual measuring spoon. This is also good with a dollop of nutella or peanut butter in the middle. Add whatever your heart desires and do the same for toppings. Strawberries, raspberries and ice cream are always a solid option. This also works perfectly with non-dairy butter and milk!