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Your Valentine’s Day meal won’t be complete without this 5-minute brownie

This personal-sized brownie takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Because who wants to spend the whole night cooking on Valentine’s Day?

10-Minute microwave brownie

Serves 1

Prep time: 4 minutes | Cook time: 1 minute | Total time: 5 minutes?


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour


  1. Melt the butter in a coffee mug.
  2. Add water, vanilla and salt and stir until smooth.
  3. Add sugar, cocoa powder and flour and again stir until the mixture is smooth, with no lumps.
  4. Put the mug in the microwave for 60 seconds (longer if you don’t want the awesome gooey fudge center).
  5. Add ice cream, whipped cream, or any booze you’d add to your morning coffee, because why not add booze to everything?

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