Brownie in a Cup- vegan

This makes enough to share with a friend...
 Now the post-exam Summer holidays are here for our teenagers their days seem to be filled with sleepovers, snack-making and long evenings on Fb or Twitter. Last week my daughter decided to make something she'd seen online, so this recipe came into the house. I loved the sound of it; a "cup cake" including the cup! And it's such a quick and easy sweet treat/ snack to put together-  use a spoon to measure ingredients straight into a mug then pop into the microwave for a minute or so and you're done! But I did think the original one was a little too sweet, and I saw at once that here is an opportunity to add some healthier ingredients so it is not completely junk food: so our version uses coconut oil instead of refined vegetable oil,  less sugar and wholemeal flour.

Really fudge-y when eaten hot!
For one cup or mug:
2 level tabs wholemeal flour (next time I will sift the larger pieces of bran out or use half white, half wholemeal)
1 1/2 level tabs unrefined brown sugar
1 level tab cocoa powder
1 tab liquefied coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 tabs warm water/ plant milk of your choice
  • Simply add the ingredients to a mug or cup in the order given above and stir well to mix.
  • Pop into the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on full power and you're done!
  • Decorate with nuts/ sprinkles/ chocolate shavings if you like.
  • For an even more fudge-y texture add some small pieces of dark chocolate to the mixture. If you want a more cake-y experience, add 1/2 tsp baking powder.


  1. Would love you all to come sit in my garden and share these- but the internet will have to do...

  2. Thanks for the recipe! Had to modify slightly to work with ingredients in my house - super yummy! Used date paste (1 date) instead of sugar and used carob powder....


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