Brownie in a Mug
Raizel is a budding foodie. She often surprises me with her interest and awareness of food and food trends. She also has a natural flare. Raizel occasionally will suggest a recipe, and it usually works!
Somehow, Raizel discovered microwave 1 cup cakes.
Cakes made in the microwave are usually about 1-2 portions. They are perfect for when you have a craving for sweets and need instant gratification. They are fast, easy, all natural and simple to assemble.
Their texture is different than cakes baked in an oven. But, a 1 cup cake is small. Leftovers are unlikely.
Raizel and I found this recipe on-line.
According to the author of the site, I can post it as long as I rewrite the recipe using my own words and use my own pictures. The direct link to the site is posted on the bottom.
So, that is what I am doing here.
Brownie in a Mug
¼ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons oil
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon
Optional: a pinch of instant coffee
1-2 drops vanilla
¼ cup water
In a large mug, combine dry ingredients until well mixed. Add oil, vanilla and water, and mix until well blended.
Microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds.
If you are uncertain about the power of your microwave, start with 1 minute and increase the time as necessary. I think I read that the timing is for a 1000 watt microwave.
Here are the pictures:
The gimmick of this recipe is that you make it in a coffee mug. I was concerned, however, that my mug would be too small. So, I used a bowl instead.
Raizel, and Yaffa (with a little assistance from Dawn) devoured the whole thing!
Raizel declared that it is “scrumpt-deli-licious.”
It was really very fast, easy and required very little to clean up.
Perfect for those moments when you want an almost instant dessert.
Below is the link to the site where I got this recipe. It is a very nice site, full of tips to live more healthfully and naturally.
Check it out!