May 6, 2013

Microwave Brownie in a Cup

I love brownies.

I love them even better when you can eat them out of a cup. with a spoon. amazing.

They're the perfect go-to dessert in my opinion. Who doesn't like brownies?  I also just love the satisfaction I get from simply whisking together a few eggs, cocoa powder and a little flour, sugar and oil. It's so therapeutic and also a great arm workout.

Surprisingly, I tend to be picky with brownies.  I like them as plain ol' chocolate or with chocolate chips in them. I don't dig them with nuts.  Am I nuts? No, I don't think I am. I just like what I like. When it comes to what goes on top of that's where I can go nuts! I'm talking peanut butter, frosting, peanut butter frosting,  Yes, peanut butter frosting. We'll get to that at a later date. Then there's caramel, marshmallows, whip cream, cool whip, powdered sugar and ice cream. I think I just gained 5 pounds just by typing that.

If you can think of another topping please share!  I bet you I like it with brownies! :)

I wanted chocolate last night and I wanted brownies. But I never made it to the food store and I didn't really want to use my oven. aka lazy. I had one egg left in the fridge.  No good.  So I of course googled "fast/easy brownies."  For some reason after I typed in that phrase, I chuckled for a moment. As if brownies were that "slutty" clique in high school. Oh, you mean that thought didn't pop into your head for a moment either?  Dang.  Oh well.  I relaxed most of the day in the sun. 

Let's blame my iffiness on the sun, okay?  :)

This fast brownie recipe was awesome!  It turned out perfectly. 90 seconds is the longest you should go without overcooking it; unless you enjoy burnt brownie batter.  This was so easy and it cured my chocolate/brownie fix in no time.

Microwave Brownie in a Cup

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Microwave Brownie in a Cup

*I love that there's no egg in this.  I love to eat the entire bowl taste any kind of batter. And as we all know, that's not the smartest thing to do.  Salmonella, anyone?

-I followed this recipe to a T!  Do the same and you will not be disappointed.

-I placed it in the microwave for about 70 seconds. I still got brownie/cake-like texture with some of that gooey and yummy molten texture as well.  Delish!

Sometimes simple things can turn out to be so fantastic!

Enjoy your Monday!


  1. Yum! That's a dangerous recipe to have on hand for a random craving! I like nuts in my brownies but Brandon doesn't so I usually make half with/half without. I guess I'm the one who's nuts! :)

  2. Ha! Yes- it's very dangerous now that I know I can make this at ANY time!

  3. and I had to read this on day 1 of Insanity! ahhah

  4. I love an easy brownie recipe!! And I love nuts in mine ;) But I also love tons of frosting and sprinkles. Sprinkles always make brownies better!

  5. why did I have to read this? this is so dangerous. Brownie batter is the best ever. seriously, will eat the whole bowl

  6. Ha! Totally dangerous. Thanks, Alex! :)