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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Easy, Eggless Microwave Brownie in Two Minutes


Before proceeding to the recipe, I should mention that this is such a ridiculously easy and quick recipe that even a kid (of course a responsible one) can master it. It is rich, decadent and more over an eggless version. It can be put together under 5 minutes - 2 minutes for preparation and 90 seconds cooking time. What else do we need in a recipe? J
Over the years, I kept noticing this particular recipe in blogosphere under different names. A mug cake / an instant microwave cake / microwave brownie / microwave chocolate cake or what ever it was, the idea of a baked dessert under 2 minutes sounded so preposterous that I had to check it personally. Somehow the time never came until I saw Prathibha's recipe and her tempting images. I did try it at last and the recipe was an instantaneous hit at my home. We liked the 'not overly sweet' flavor of this moist brownie / cake and seems like have developed a kind of addiction to it. The kids would go "Mom, could you please make that MW brownie, it is so easy, right"? What would you do when the kids are asking so politely and you can whip up a dessert under less than 5 minutes? Of course you oblige. Probably I have cooked this for about 40 times so far and each time, it was a success and we have loved it.
My 12 year old opted for this when he had to cook in front of his class because of the ease and simplicity of the recipe. And one should not forget how rich and delicious it tastes.


Ingredients: (1 - 2 servings)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter + a pinch of salt or 2 Tbsp salted butter
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
4 Tbsp icing sugar (or powdered sugar)
2 Tbsp all purpose flour / maida
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp chocolate chips / dark chocolate bits
2 Tbsp walnut pieces

Method:
* Melt the butter (and salt if using) in a microwave safe bowl and let cool. Then add milk and vanilla essence to it and whisk well.
* Next add all the dry ingredients to another bowl and mix well.
* Then combine the wet and dry ingredients in another microwave safe bowl and mix well.
* Microwave the mixture for only 90 seconds. The surface would be soft and dry by the time. Let it stand for a couple of minutes and then remove from the microwave and enjoy while it is still warm.
* It can be served with vanilla ice cream or some chocolate sauce or whipped cream for extra decadence. J



My kitchen notes:
1. Measure accurately the ingredients or else you will end up with not such a delicious product.
2. Even cooking for an extra 30 - 60 seconds have resulted in a powdery brownie.
3. The brownie mixture expands while cooking and so, the initial mixture should fill only about 1/2 of your baking utensil.
4. I have baked this in microwave safe bowls and coffee mugs.
5. Also preparing this in large qunatities haven't yielded good results for me.


This is my second day post of blogging marathon #7 with the theme of 'Microwaved based' cooking. Check what the other marathoners are cooking today.
This goes to "Only Baked" event at Tamalapaku, an event originally started by Pari.

Comments

33 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Quick and delicious recipe.. simply inviting !!

Ms.Chitchat said...

An easy and quick desert to satisfy ur sweet tooth instantly.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

wow, nice idea of serving it in mugs..i often do that with my easy mousse, i wil ltry these in stem glasses.

http://pumpkinfarmfood.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

lovely clicks! And such an easy dish! will be perfect for a party!

Aarthi said...

this looks like a perfect brownie in 90 sec

Vardhini said...

Quick and easy .. I am going to try this out. :)

Vardhini
Event: Fast food not Fat food

harini-jaya said...

Wow! that was pretty quick!! My older one has been asking me for a brownie. I can now show this recipe and ask her to make it herself!! (I don't get this..she doesn't like anything chocolate but a brownie is an exception - defies any rationale :) )

Shobha said...

Never tried the microwave method.Nice idea of making individual portions.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious looking brownie

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love them n they r my fav..

Kurryleaves said...

that is soo tempting....looks delicious

Gayathri Kumar said...

MW Brownie looks so tasty...

Srivalli said...

yes I have that mug cake and have made it many times for my kids. I know how addictive it is..It's great to know about your budding chef at home, how wonderful that your son made this..:)..I think I will let me daughter make this next..thanks

Jayashree said...

I've made this and so, know just how good and easy it is. Yours looks gorgeously soft and moist.

Prathibha said...

you already made it 40 times???
That itself says how much u liked it..The recipe is definitely a hit especially for quick fix dessert..Thanks for ur sweet words..:)

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

oh they look yummmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

That was creative..Gonna try it tonight...thanks..

thekitchenaffaire said...

I love brownies.. Yours looks soft and yummy :)

Sobha Shyam said...

they looks so yum, quick n delicious brownies..

Only 2 days left-Event:
COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super quick brownie.. bookmarked..

Mom Chef said...

just divine and mouthwatering !! bookmarked Suma.. Will try for sure :-)

Cooking Foodie said...

Wow what lovely texture... and its so easy to make. I almost wish I hadnt seen it... now i'll want to make it all the time...

viju said...

greato!!!! thanks a lot - was able to do it in a jiffy and taste heavenly :) thanks for keeping ur promise of doing eggless desserts :) lukng forward to more :)

Veena Aravind said...

Anything cocoa is divine to me!! and such recipes in few minutes would def let my weight increase..this looks great..suma!! i would def blame you for the increase in my weight..hugs..:)

Vimitha Anand said...

That looks so delectable and yummy...

Pavitra Venkat said...

tried this brownie this weekend for some guests...was awesome :)everyone loved it and best thing got done in less than 5 mins :) thanks for the wonderful recipe

fatima said...

hi i was just wondering wht shd be the power level as my microwave has tis power level and u didnt mention at wht level shd we bake
and one more thing as my microwave has power level upto 900 can i bake a cake/muffins please do reply

Suma Gandlur said...

Fatima, my microwave is usually set on HIGH and I prepare this at that level.

Anonymous said...

hi i made this today the only problem was that the top layer became extremely rock solid though the brownie underneath was nice .. what can i do to get a better result thanku

Suma Gandlur said...

Hi anonymous, why don't you try baking it for lesser time? Probably it was overdone.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the quick reply. i vil try and let u knw thank you :)

Bella Anne said...

YUMMY!! I just made this for the first time today, and it was amazing! it turned out perfect, I ended up cooking and eating it out of my measuring cup haha! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe :)

P.s, Does anyone know a substitute for the milk in this recipe? my kids are lactose intolerant and I know they would go crazy over this yummy recipe! Thanks in advance :)

Nicole said...

I make this at least once a week! Love it! Found you on Pinterest. Would love for you to check out my new blog at SAHMommylogues.wordpress.com. I would love to feature this recipe soon if that is ok?