Four Desserts in a Mug

Love to bake but don’t have an oven? Well, here’s four desserts you can make with only a mug, a microwave, a bowl, and a few other simple ingredients.



Slutty Brownie:

2 Tablespoons of butter, divided

2 Tablespoons and 2 teaspoons of sugar, divided

1 Teaspoon of brown sugar

A splash of vanilla extract

2 pinches of salt

1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder

2 Teaspoon of water

4 Tablespoons of flour, divided

2 Teaspoons of chocolate chips, divided

1 Oreo

Recipe by Alyssa Janco, at, published October 2014




2 Graham crackers

1 Tablespoon melted butter 

2 Eggs 

2 Ounces cream cheese 

2 Tablespoons of sour cream

2 Tablespoons of sugar 

1 Teaspoon of vanilla

Recipe by Lana Lingbo Li, at, published September 2015


Strawberry Shortcake:


1 1/2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter

3 Tablespoons of milk

2 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 Cup of all-purpose flour

1/4 Teaspoon of baking powder

Pinch of salt

Small strawberry, diced, plus more for topping

And if desired, whipped cream on top!

Recipe by Kelli Foster, at, published June 2017


Chocolate Pudding: 


2 Tablespoons of chocolate chips

1 Teaspoon of cornstarch

Pinch of salt

1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 Cup of milk

Recipe by Gemma Stafford, at, published March 2016

Sydney Druckman

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