I have not been altogether successful with things in mugs. It’s not that I begrudge things in mugs. In fact, cake in a mug is still the most popular thing on my blog, ever… But I have to say, I was skeptical that a brownie in a mug would go any better.
In my opinion, the coolest thing about this one is that you don’t have to mix it in a bowl and then pour it in the mug. It is a true mug cake.
Of course, I dirtied up all kinds of dishes because I was trying to be all artsy fartsy about my photos.
Basically, you just combine the dry ingredients…
… and add the wet ingredients…
And then microwave, making several attempts to get a decent picture of the running microwave without also taking a picture of your own stupid mug reflecting in the microwave. (I eventually just gave up… but see what I did there with the mug pun?)
It did sort of look like a turd with craters in it when it came out, but looks aren’t everything, guys.
Also, you scoop some ice cream on that shit and you can’t see how ugly it is.
I was half expecting the whole thing to come out of the mug like one big cake lollipop like the last one did, but it had a noticeably less disgusting consistency.
As far as the taste? It really wasn’t bad! I mean, if you like the ooey center of the brownie pan as opposed to the crusty outsides, this is probably pretty close. Not cakey, so the cakey brownie people can go home now. Definitely fudgey and definitely ooey. (I paint such great word pictures. That’s why I’m a writer, y’all.)