Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ghostly Instant Brownie Pots

Imagine a fresh brownie, ready for you in just a minute? Hot and piping and gooey – mmmmm.

But if you can wait for it to cool down a little, how about topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting?

Well, I thought I would try this and in the spirit of all things ghostly, make them as a perfect treat for Halloween.

Mug cakes have been around for a while. You know the ones, whipped together in a cup, microwaved for a minute, ready to scoff. I have tried various ones, but this gooey brownie version was a hit in the Cakeyboi kitchen so, I thought I’d share it with you.

I made mine in Halloween paper cups, but you could of course use a proper microwavable ceramic mug. The recipe below is perfect for 2 mugs or 4 paper cups. I made it in a jug so I could spoon it in the cups.

As for the frosting it’s my favourite mallow frosting, piped on top once the cups have cooled a little. I added ghostly eyes, but that is entirely up to you.

The microwave setting is for 800w so adjust accordingly depending on your wattage.

And remember not to eat it straight from the microwave as it will be scalding HOT!

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Ghosty Instant Brownie Cups
Quick brownies topped with fluffy marshmallow
adapted from Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa)
  • 2 medium egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 60 grams self-raising flour
  • 25 grams white chocolate chips
In a jug, melt the butter in the microwave, about 30 seconds.Add the sugars and cacao powder to the butter and stir until combined. Add the vanilla, milk and egg yolks and stir until combined. Add the flour and stir until incorporated. Spoon the mix equally into 4 paper cups. Sprinkle each cup with some white choc chips, Microwave each cup for 1 minute. Allow to cool before digging in. If frosting, pipe marshmallow on top. Eat with a spoon.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 paper cups


  1. Lovely idea. I'm all in favour of something quick. Probably won't try exactly this for T or T, though - the topping could be a bit messy in the huge buckets that the little folk bring round these days.

  2. These look fun and yum as ever, but I think I must be the only person in the world who doesn't have a microwave? I need a bigger kitchen!

  3. These are so fun Stuart! I love how cute and funny they look with the eyes :)


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