I love this because 1. it takes VERY little time to make 2. it doesn't make a mess in the kitchen 3. i don't have to make a whole batch of brownies and worry about me eating them all 4. i always have the ingredients on hand. It's fabulous for when you have a craving, but really don't feel like doing much work... or if you're impatient (like me).
It's extremely rich, but I'm a chocolate lover.. so it's right up my alley (if it's too rich for you, just reduce the sugar and cocoa powder a little bit). It's even better with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, though (which I did not have on hand at the time I took the picture... which is weird because we always have ice cream in the freezer....... so I guess that means I need to make a trip to the store very soon;).
I really think you need to try this.
Microwave Mug Brownie
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp water
- few drops vanilla extract
- a dash salt
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
In a coffee mug mix water, oil, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk well.
Add cocoa powder; whisk well. Add sugar; whisk well. Add flour; whisk well.
Microwave for 60-75 seconds. 60 seconds for a slightly molten bottom, 75 seconds for uniformly done. I put mine in for 70 seconds and I think it's perfect. Top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! And chocolate syrup (if you reeeeally like chocolate..).
Makes 1 serving.