This is where the Shame Brownie comes in. Sometimes, you need dessert. You don't have the energy, desire, or altruism to bake an entire batch of something and share it with your coworkers. And thus, the single serve brownie in a mug comes into play. Sometimes, though, this doesn't seem like enough, so you double the recipe, make it in a bowl, and make hot fudge to go with.
This tastes a lot better than it looks. I promise.
I cut the hot fudge recipe to a fourth, and it was still a ton if you're trying to make this single serve.
Delicious, and cheaper and less shameful than takeout.
As is often the case, my eyes were much bigger than my stomach. I made it through about a third of this and the rest went into the fridge. For being microwaved, the brownie has really nice, light, fluffy texture. It is better the day it's made, so don't follow my lead and make a smaller quantity. Plus in a mug the brownie looks quaint and not just gluttonous.