Friday Food : Apocalypse Brownie

Welcome to the end of the world. If you’re still moving forward with life, I’m honored you’re spending some of those moments hanging out with me on my site.

Today, I share with you a special treat themed wonderfully for those “Oh no, the world is ending” moments. Sure, I’m calling it an apocalypse brownie, but most of the internet knows and loves it by the simple “microwave brownie” or “brownie in a mug”. I tempted fate this week by learning how to create it, and we are now having an intense love affair. Just like the real apocalypse, this brownie is quick and potentially messy. You never saw it coming…and my version has a special ‘Mayan’ twist.

Apocalypse Brownie

Apocalypse Brownie

What you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons AP flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • optional: toppings like ice cream, whipped cream, fudge, etc


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a microwave safe bowl or mug and mix until well blended
  2. Add the oil, water, and vanilla and stir until consistent
  3. Place in microwave and heat for 60 seconds (center will be gooey)

Comments & Photos:

Apocalypse Brownie in a Mug

Increase or decrease the cinnamon to taste..this is the “special ingredient” and makes it “Mayan Chocolate”.

If it helps you to keep track of dishing out the dry ingredients better, 4 tablespoons equals 1/4 of a cup. You’re welcome.

Here’s the thing…no matter how much I tried to blend my ingredient like you see ALL OVER the web, my brownie was not liquid before placing in the microwave. Also I tried doing it with the dry on the bottom and the dry on the top and inevitably chunks of dry were at the bottom of my creation.

The wider your cup the more consistently it will cook. Also don’t try to be clever (like me) and double your recipe. It really doesn’t blend as well (in my experience).

I think I liked the version with butter better than the version I made with olive oil, but both worked just fine.

Please don’t hate me when you find yourself watching movies in your PJ’s tonight with your box-o-wine and cup-o-brownie.

How are YOU spending your last day of the Mayan Calendar?

3 thoughts on “Friday Food : Apocalypse Brownie

  1. Not sure if I should thank you for this or not! Maybe olive oil is too olive-y. You might try something milder like canola (what I usually use in baking).

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