Hi, I’m Kat and I’m a Pinterest addict…
If you’re on Pinterest as much as me, then I’m sure you’ve come across one or two mug recipes. Ok, more like tons! I have a whole board dedicated to these mug recipes!
So what are these mug recipes that I speak of? They are these quick and easy cakes that can be made in the microwave in no less than 5 minutes! Sounds enticing, no? Well, after pinning more than ten mug recipes I knew I had to try! The prep work is easy-peasy, but the taste…err the taste…hmm well let you know at the end of this post…
Making this 2 minute brownie is very simple! For the dry ingredients, you will need: flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and a small pinch of salt.
Once you’ve stirred it to the point that it’s lump-free, add the wet ingredients which are oil and water (can sub with with milk or coffee).
Mix it all together until you’ve formed a thick extra gooey paste…
Now you can either pour the brownie batter into a microwaveable mug or a microwave-safe ramekin, I chose the latter :)
Now this last and final step is tricky but if you’re a smartie then don’t worry, you can do it! Just microwave on high for a minute checking if after 30 seconds. BUT if you have frequent brain farts and are a ditz like me, then microwave in 30 second intervals (and check after each 30 seconds) until you’ve reached two minutes. Honestly, where is the “high” button on the microwave? :(
And voilà! Two minutes later, the birth of a brownie!
Now, on to the important part!
What’s the texture like? – Rich, chewy, yucky, bleh…
How does it taste? – Like crap. It has a slight burn taste to it, hard to describe really…
So yes, this was a 2 minute brownie fail! Definitely not delicious or beautiful looking like I had envisioned it. Anyhoo, I’m deleting my “mugs” board on Pinterest.
Le sigh, if anyone has ever tried these microwave mug cakes before do tell me what I’m doing wrong! I had such high hopes for these :/
2 Minute Brownie (via Babble)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or other mild vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons milk, coffee or water
- In a heatproof mug or ramekin, stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste.
- Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (microwaves vary) – it will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey – like the very best brownie. Eat warm.