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Ready in 5 minutes, two delicious, easy, gooey, epic and super chocolatey microwave brownies for two people! 

Microwave brownies for two

So it’s nearly valentines day… and whilst I have never been on to celebrate valentines in particular, it seems the perfect time to post this delicious new recipe! Microwave brownies for two!! 

This recipe has been requested for such a long time, and I have deliciously enjoyed it many many times before sharing as I am selfish like that! It may look the same as my triple chocolate microwave cookies but the recipe is completely different! 

Simple recipe

This recipe is based on plain flour, cocoa powder, sugar, water, oil and vanilla extract… with a load of chocolate chips chucked in! It’s very easy to make (and I never like to call this a ‘mug cake’ as it’s for two!

I do make this in a small bowl first, and then just split the recipe between the two ramekins that I am using. It’s easier to mix in a bowl (use a small whisk) and then you won’t get any lumps of flour! 

Oil and chocolate

I found that using oil in this microwave brownie recipe (even though it sounds weird) resulted in the best brownie mixture compared to using melted butter! It also saved my having to melt the butter which was another step and takes more time. 

I used 100g for two brownies, which is still quite a lot considering. As the mixture is so liquid you would struggle to put larger bits of chocolate in without them sinking, so I find chips or small chunks that you have chopped work the best! 


With this recipe you add the dry ingredients (plain flour, light brown soft sugar and cocoa powder) into the bowl and combine those together with a brief whisk.

Then, you add the water (which is just room temp, not boiled), the oil and vanilla extract if using! Whisk the mixture together until its combined, there are no flour lumps, and then add the chocolate chips!


When microwaving it can be a bit hit and miss when you make them for the first time! All microwaves are different and will work differently. I find for the two brownies being microwave at the same time, it took two minutes/120 seconds.

It’s best to start at 90 seconds and see how it goes! You will be able to tell if they aren’t done enough as they will still just be liquid. Two minutes created a solid texture on top but still gooey and luscious. 

I then served my microwave brownies for two with some ice cream – because brownies should always be served with ice cream in my opinion! These are easy, delicious and perfect for you and a loved one. Enjoy!! 

Microwave Brownies for Two!

Ready in 5 minutes, two delicious, easy, gooey, epic and super chocolatey microwave brownies for two people! 
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Category: Dessert
Type: Brownies
Keyword: Microwave, Triple Chocolate
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 40 g plain flour
  • 75 g light brown soft sugar (or caster sugar)
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 45 ml vegetable oil (or sunflower oil)
  • 75 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 100 g white/milk/dark chocolate chips


  • Add the plain flour, light brown soft sugar and cocoa powder to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Add the vegetable oil, water and vanilla extract and whisk again until smooth!
  • Add in the chocolate chips and mix in, and split evenly between two microwave safe mugs/ramekins! I use ones 9cm wide, and 5cm deep.
  • Microwave for 90-120 seconds, and keep an eye on it! Start at 90 seconds. I microwave mine until they are starting to look drier on top, but served warm they will be delicious.
  • Serve with extra chocolate, ice cream or anything! 


  • I use two ramekins for these - they are 9cm x 5cm. Anything that size or bigger will work as the mixture filled the ramekins (but it doesn't rise). 
  • Best eaten warm and fresh.
  • In my 1000W microwave, these took 120 seconds! Make sure to check after 90 seconds as ALL microwaves vary. And it still may take longer than two minutes. 
  • Inspired by Simply Recipes amazing recipe! 


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  1. Wonderful cook on December 26, 2022 at 2:10 am

    5 stars
    I made these last night for the first time and they came out very well! Love this simple and tasty recipe! Thanks.

  2. Karen on July 3, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Can you use melted butter instead of oil

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 6, 2022 at 9:47 am

      Yes you can, but typically you’d use 25% more. Hope this helps! x

  3. Kelly Dawnay on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    5 stars
    Jane – these are dangerous!!! So quick and easy to make and utterly delicious. I feel like I could whip them up every evening! Thank you, brilliant as always 😋

  4. Alexandra Van den Berg on July 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane everyone at my place loves your recipes! Do you know how many calories in this one please?

    • Laura on November 18, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      5 stars
      Absolutely love this recipe! So easy to make when I have a sweet craving.

  5. Laura on May 7, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    5 stars
    Just made these as I’d been craving brownies all day but had no eggs in and only a bit of flour left. Absolutely delicious! So indulgent, perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  6. Rosie on March 2, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve made these loads of times now! If you have any of the Gu pots lying around they fit perfectly in two of those. If you’re cooking just one, I find it cooks in less than half the time (around 30 seconds in my microwave at least). Would really recommend! Thanks Jane!

  7. Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes on February 18, 2021 at 11:15 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing 🙂 These look lovely for a quick pudding 🙂

  8. Jessica on February 14, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    5 stars
    Just tried these after putting dinner out and wishing I’d done some pudding. So quick to make exact quantity for two ramekins and 1000 watt microwave 90 seconds have a look, another 90secs perfect! Delicious 😋

  9. Vici on February 14, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely pure indulgence and was perfect for valentines day ❤

  10. Rania on February 13, 2021 at 2:32 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane,

    Thanks for your delicious recipe 😋. I love brownies so much but may I know how much calories in one serve?

  11. Jessica twyman on February 10, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    These look and sound incredible! Do you think that coconut oil would work in this recipe? 😊

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 10, 2021 at 7:28 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure it would!!

  12. Lauren on February 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Can these be made in advance and kept in the fridge? Thinking of preparing them a couple of hours before microwaving then

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 10, 2021 at 7:28 pm

      The chocolate chips may sink a bit as the mixture is quite liquid, but to be honest it’s so quick to mix up it’s worth making it fresh if you can!

  13. Imogen on February 9, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delish , so quick & simple to make . Cant wait to make them again soon !

  14. Dawn on February 9, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Hi luvvy can you recommend a nice chocolate? Getting fed up of buying Guittard as I’m now on a budget xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 9, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      I use Callebaut which isn’t the cheapest but maybe be cheaper than guittard if you buy in bulk like me!

  15. Amy Symons on February 9, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Would olive oil work? That’s all I have in at the moment and reeeeeally want to make these!

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 9, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      It should do, it might just have a slight taste to it! x

  16. Catherine on February 9, 2021 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    HI Jane
    These were amazing – so quick and easy and utterly delicious. Definitely be making again and again…

  17. Saffiyah on February 8, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I made this but it was honey I am so blessed that my children loved it yay ❤️

  18. Hannah on February 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    5 stars
    Made this tonight, super quick, easy and delicious xxx

  19. Doreen Owen on February 8, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Jane
    Can i use cadbury buttons and milky bar buttons in this recipe ?
    Thanks Doreen

  20. Kirsty on February 8, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane!
    Love your recipes!
    We haven’t got a microwave ( I know!!) can I make them in an oven? How long would it bake for and how hot?

    Thank you xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 8, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      This is purely a microwave based recipe, I have not tested it for ovens. x

  21. diane graham on February 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    5 stars
    oooh this looks so nice. I am going to print it out and leave on view for Hubby to get the hint to make next week. Also looking for ideas to do with my Guides online zoom meetings. We are doing cake in a mug this week, using a microwave so this will be great to share with them as an alternative recipe to try.

  22. Carrie on February 8, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Hi Jane,
    I want to make these for my girls as they both really want brownies and I thought it would be nice for after dinner for them. Do you microwave them together or individually? Also if I wanted to make a single does it work I you just half the mixture?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 8, 2021 at 9:31 am

      The timings are for both together – one will take less time (microwaves are weird like that!) but yes, for one just make half! x

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