Mug Brownie with Red Wine

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 7, 2018

Print This Post Print This Post Mug Brownie with Red Wine: Brownie in a Mug has a splash of red wine for a sophisticated depth of flavor. It's ready in 2 minutes! This is either fabulous, or will be your downfall (In the best way!).  :)

This is microwaved brownie in a mug with red wine! Say what? Yes, you can have your own brownie in about 2 minutes, and it has your favorite red wine IN IT!

Don’t worry, it’s just a little…just enough to give it a sophisticated depth of flavor.

The fact that it is ready in 2 minutes…well, that is maybe a little bit scary. It might be a chocolate problem, if you know what I mean.

Make this for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, because we all know V-Day isn’t a thing without some red wine and chocolate. Chocolate and red wine go together like…a kiss and a hug. Might as well get them in the same recipe! And pour a little glass of the same red wine to sip while you eat your brownie. They go well together.

Brownie in a Mug with Red Wine on a red placemat on ShockinglyDelicious.comI had a bottle of affordable Beaujolais Nouveau already opened, so I used that, but you can use any red wine you like with this recipe.

Mug brownie with red Beaujolais Nouveau wine in a white mugIt’s big enough to share with your valentine, or double it and make two, to be a little naughty.

Let’s make it, shall we?

Mug Brownie with Red Wine

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: Serves 1 or 2

Mug Brownie with Red Wine

Brownie in a Mug has a splash of red wine for a sophisticated depth of flavor. It's ready in 2 minutes!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • Garnishes (optional): vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  1. Add butter to a mug. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds, until melted; remove mug from microwave. Add all the ingredients to the mug, and stir to combine. Microwave on high for 70 seconds, and then remove mug from oven.
  2. Eat as is, or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if you like
  3. Serves 1-2, depending on appetites.
  4. Note: If you decide to double this recipe, bake one in the microwave oven first, and then bake the second one afterwards, for best results.
  5. (This recipe was tested in a 1200-watt microwave oven.)


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Tisha January 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

I love making brownies in a mug. Fast delicious dessert that I can hide from the kids!!!


Dorothy Reinhold January 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm

EXACTLY! Not that I would ever do that. 🙂


Toni January 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

This is absolutely amazing!! Such a great idea!


Amanda January 17, 2020 at 8:20 am

This is dangerous! Two of my favorite things and ready in just 2 minutes?!


Dorothy Reinhold January 17, 2020 at 1:35 pm

I know. You are right…it IS dangerous!


Lisalia January 17, 2020 at 12:05 am

So I don’t drink alcohol but wanted to try a quick chocolate mug cake. I made as is and swapped NUTELLA for the red wine. Love me some Nutella. and this was my kind of heaven! Love it!!! Thx.


Dorothy Reinhold January 17, 2020 at 6:59 am

Thanks for letting me know Nutella works in here! So glad you liked it!


Amanda January 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

This is a perfect idea to cure my occasional brownie craving!


annie January 16, 2020 at 4:13 pm

What a perfect flavor combo!


Sandra | A Dash of Sanity February 13, 2018 at 3:29 am

Super easy to make! Perfect for my brownie craving!


Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling February 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

Love that there’s red wine in there!


Kimberly February 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

So easy and look delicious!


Nutmeg Nanny February 10, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Love mug desserts! I will have to try!


Allyson Zea February 9, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Mug desserts are my favorite!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert February 9, 2018 at 7:28 am

My son would love this! Can’t wait to try this!


Sabrina February 9, 2018 at 6:21 am

What a great way to end the day once the kids are in bed!


Dorothy Reinhold February 9, 2018 at 10:07 am

I like the way you think!


Jen February 9, 2018 at 6:21 am

Chocolate and red wine.?!?…now you’re talking my love language!! Can’t wait to try it!


Karlynn February 9, 2018 at 2:41 am

Had me at red wine 😉


Katerina @ diethood .com February 9, 2018 at 12:13 am

mmm..this sounds soooo good!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!!


Amanda February 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Love the idea of using some red wine to make a brownie!


Patricia @ Grab a Plate February 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Mmm! I’m really loving this! It’s perfect for me, especially since my hubs is not a chocolate fan (IKR?)! Nice!


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