This is a great family activity to enjoy with your little cook and about anyone you can find. It is a great party favor that anyone will love. Serve with your favorite ice cream.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in a mug. Add water and olive oil; stir until mixture is evenly moist.

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  • Cook in microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds. Serve topped with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

571 calories; 28.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. 79.7 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
Tankyy have I told you how much I love you?!!! I've made this several times now playing with it each time. Great for those chocolate cravings and there is nothing in the house kinda fix. I think I have it down. Add a drop of vanilla ,use canola oil and top with chips such as chocolate or caramel. Let sit for several minutes and top with vanilla ice cream. This is a gooey chocolate wonder! Thanks so much for sharing this delight! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/10/2013
Decided to try this recipe since I was having a chocolate craving and this sounded like a quick and easy sweet to solve it. It was very easy to make and does fit perfectly into a standard size mug. However I found it to taste more like warm chocolate flavored flour with sweetener than the brownie I was looking forward to. I was very disappointed. It's a great idea but the final product just does not live up to its full pan counterpart. Read More
(17)
151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
Tankyy have I told you how much I love you?!!! I've made this several times now playing with it each time. Great for those chocolate cravings and there is nothing in the house kinda fix. I think I have it down. Add a drop of vanilla ,use canola oil and top with chips such as chocolate or caramel. Let sit for several minutes and top with vanilla ice cream. This is a gooey chocolate wonder! Thanks so much for sharing this delight! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
Tankyy have I told you how much I love you?!!! I've made this several times now playing with it each time. Great for those chocolate cravings and there is nothing in the house kinda fix. I think I have it down. Add a drop of vanilla ,use canola oil and top with chips such as chocolate or caramel. Let sit for several minutes and top with vanilla ice cream. This is a gooey chocolate wonder! Thanks so much for sharing this delight! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
I didn't want to bake these in the oven and it was too cloudy to cook in the solar oven so I steamed these. I doubled the recipe using gluten free flour and half the amount of honey as I would have used if I had used sugar. I steamed the double batch in 3 egg poaching cups.steaming for 20 minutes. They are heavy and dense with great flavor! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 2 stars
08/10/2013
Decided to try this recipe since I was having a chocolate craving and this sounded like a quick and easy sweet to solve it. It was very easy to make and does fit perfectly into a standard size mug. However I found it to taste more like warm chocolate flavored flour with sweetener than the brownie I was looking forward to. I was very disappointed. It's a great idea but the final product just does not live up to its full pan counterpart. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2014
A great starting place, but needed some tweaking. I recommend replacing the olive oil with two tablespoons butter and a teaspoon or so of vegetable oil (it's a dry recipe). If you like it rich and not a bit dry, mix in a spoonful of chocolate chips before cooking. Cook for 1:20 instead of 1:40. Soo good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
I've tried quite a few mug cake recipes and this is by far the best. If you're expecting traditional brownie taste/texture you'll probably be disappointed but c'mon this is a 100 second microwave recipe!!! I took the other reviewers' recommendations and did not use olive oil - I used butter instead. I also added a splash of vanilla extract. When it was done I took a taste and was immediately impressed. It was slightly crumbly so I poked holes in the top with a chopstick and drizzled half and half over it. To die for!!!! The next time I made it I only cooked it for 1 min 30 secs and that was perfect. I've also drizzled cream over top if I don't have half and half. So good! Thanks for the great recipe Tankyy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2013
I was pretty disappointed with this recipe. I wasn't a thick dense cake but more of a thick mush. Also the taste of olive oil was overwhelming. It did taste like chocolate though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2015
Perfect for those chocolate cravings. Definitely use vegetable oil instead of olive oil. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
Veg oil instead of olive oil dash of vanilla absolute bliss. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
My kids love this when the pantry is bare.. I will use real butter if I'm out of vegetable oil. I always add a couple drops of vanilla and 1/4 cup of water. and since we have been making this for years I have learned microwaves will vary the time. So I cook till the sides start to Crack a lil and the middle is almost done.. Read More
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