Sunday Summary #62


1.Chocolate brownie in a mug 2.Duvet day 3.Thursday's face 4.Blankets and books

Well, first thing's first, I can't go any further without mentioning that amazing chocolate brownie in a mug which seemed to be rather popular on my Instagram! I had been wanting to try a cake in a mug recipe for ages, but I don't actually like cake all that much (weird, I know) so when I spotted a brownie recipe I had to try it out immediately. I saw a recipe posted on Glossy Box's Facebook page, of all places, so I made a few little adjustments and came up with my own version. It was pretty filling so I think I would half the ingredients next time, and maybe microwave it for not quite so long so it was a bit more gooey in the middle. If you want to make one (which I suggest you definitely do!), you'll need:

3 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp coca powder
3 tbsp milk
1 egg
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips (I actually used M&Ms)
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Just mix all the ingredients together in a mug, shove in the microwave for 2 minutes and it's done! I would definitely advise putting it on a plate as it probably will bubble over the top of the mug! I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and ate it straight away, while it was still all warm and melty. Yum!

Apart from my incredibly exciting brownie making experience, this week has been fairly standard and I've been busy getting on with uni stuff. One of my essay deadlines has been moved from next week to April 11th which is THE BEST NEWS EVER as I have done very little work for it so far! I'm so glad I'll have an extra month to work on it, however it does mean that I'll be finished two weeks later than planned. Swings and roundabouts, eh? I'm quite looking forward to having a wee break, and I think I'll go home for a couple of weeks to visit the family before starting on the horror that is my dissertation. Still haven't chosen a topic yet, oh dear.

Today has been a pretty lazy day so far, I've got such a big to-do list but I'm just so unmotivated to do any of it. Sundays are basically not a real day though, so I'm allowed to lie in bed and watch films all day, right?

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. I tried to make a brownie in a cup once and it totally FAILED lol, but yours looks fab! If I ever do it again I'll follow that recipe haha.

    Having deadlines moved back is the most glorious feeling ever! I'm currently working on one for 3 weeks time, I'm never normally this proactive haha xx

    Made In A Cup

  2. That brownie in a mug looks delicious!

  3. dear god, cake in a mug? where has that been all my life? looks incredible!

    love the tartan blanket too - I'm spending my sunday in a very similar position, with a grey fleece blanket and cat! ;)

    a x

    Girl in the City Glasgow

  4. Sounds like a good week, I'm feeling the exact same today, my todo list is staring me in the face but it's far too easy to procrastinate in the sunshine! xo

  5. I've been wanting to try mug cakes/brownies for a while now! We had sold our oven when we shifted because we never used it all that much back then. Now that I have grown up, I'm into baking and for ages I had been looking for microwave recipes! Only recently I came across a really simple molten lava cake in a mug recipe and now this! I'll definitely try both after my mids! Thanks for sharing! :) Good luck with choosing an essay topic! ;)

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  6. you lookm super beautiful! :D

  7. That brownie looks delicious, I tried to make one once but I didn't mix it up enough and it was all floury when I got to the bottom :( x

  8. The brownie looks amazing; I used to make them all the time when I was at college!

  9. The brownie in a mug looks delicious.
    I've made it a few times but the cake turns out quite dry. Will try out your recipe and hope I have better luck with that. :)

    Ammy x

  10. brownie in a mug?! mmmmm xx

  11. OMG. that brownie looks SO good. I am going to definitely try to make that!


  12. BROWNIE IN A MUG?! Amazing

    Maria xxx

  13. Oh my gosh, the brownie in a mug looks so good. So sad that I'm terrible at making, hahah! xx

  14. Yum!! I'm on diet and I'm suffering!! ahah
    Love your blog! so cute ♥

  15. ok so that brownie mug cake looks amazing! not helping my healthy eating plans at all there xx

  16. Still haven't made brownie in a mug, must do tomorrow! Looks yummy!

  17. Brownie in a mug? I'm drooling over here, I must try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.



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