It’s always hard to return to the work week after a jam packed weekend of fun activities, but at least you know you made the most of it, right? Alex and I stayed busy hanging out with friends, enjoying the summer weather on our balcony, semi-watching the World Cup, and celebrating the 26th birthday of our friend Kate:

kate's birthday.jpgNothing says “birthday” like Jenga at a brewery. I would also like to point out that I was rocking Bananagrams. All of it was quite marvelous so I thought I’d link up with Katie’s Marvelous Monday!

Anyways, I think I achieved the impossible. I searched for something on Pinterest that turned up ZERO results. It was kind of specific, but still. I searched for “Single Serving Mexican Brownie” for our little fiesta-date night last week and I wanted to make dessert but I didn’t want to end up with leftovers. If I make a tray of brownies, I will eventually eat a tray of brownies. (It’s more like picking at it with a fork every time I enter the kitchen until it has mysteriously disappeared, but you get the idea.)

Clearly, this void needed to be filled, so I decided to make my own recipe for a single serving Mexican brownie*

*To be honest, I don’t even know if Mexican brownies are a thing. But I figured it was like Mexican hot chocolate. It’s chocolate with some spice to it. Make sense?

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Single Serving Mexican Brownie

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1-2 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A chocolate-lovers dessert with just a bit of spice.


  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dash of chili powder
  • Dash of sea salt on top


  1. Start by melting the butter in a ramekin in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Then I mixed up the rest of the ingredients, including the butter, in a small bowl.
  3. Add all of the ingredients back into the ramekin (which is now greased, thanks to the butter) and microwave for 1 minute or until just set.
  4. Microwave times can vary, so I’d start with 30 seconds and check it. Then keep on going in 15 second increments until it’s cooked!

It was a little crumbly (so you might make a bit of a mess white eating it) but Alex and I both really liked it. It was the perfect dessert to share on the couch- no leftovers to pick at the next day! Of course, the next day I wished I had something sweet to snack on… but Alex and I made banana bread over the weekend, so at least I’ve got that to keep my sweet tooth occupied.

Have you ever made single serving desserts?