I refuse to be held responsible for anyone who becomes addicted to this. Or eats too much of it.
Yes, if you love fudgy brownies, this is highly addictive. It’s supposed to be for one person, but personally, I think it’s enough for two. That could be because I like it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and sprinkled with pecans. You could top it off with hot fudge, but I think that might be overkill. Unless you’ve had a really bad day. Or a really good day. Or it’s Wednesday….Mondays work too….
You’ve probably seen the craze all over the internet. Cake for one, cookie for one, etc. I’ve tried them, and most of them I could happily live without. The cake is kind of rubbery. The cookie just tasted weird to me. But this….I could make a habit of this. I originally saw a version of this on instructables. It was pretty good, as microwave desserts go, but I thought it needed a little help.
Since there isn’t really enough here to justify the use of an egg, it was just left out. Okay, but it needed a little lift. So I added a little baking powder. I also have a bit of a fondness for Special Dark Cocoa. You don’t want to use too much, or ….or it’s just too much…you know what I mean? I used too much in frosting once. Wow.
I find for most things, I like half regular cocoa and half Special Dark (except in frosting). I can say I would not use more than that for this recipe. It is probably too much for some people at this level. They measure the same, so if you want, just use all regular cocoa, or whatever mixture you like. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa (I use have regular and half Special Dark)
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- dash of salt
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons water (I use a dash of vanilla then the rest is water)
- Using a wide soup type mug or a flat bottom bowl, mix dry ingredients together with a fork or small whisk, until mixture appears blended without any lumps of cocoa or baking powder.
- Add butter/oil and water/vanilla. Mix well and smooth evenly. Microwave on high for approximately 60 seconds.
- NOTE: Cook times vary according to individual microwaves. This is supposed to take approximately 60 seconds. Mine takes 90 seconds. It should still look slightly wet on top, but kind of bubbly. Touch it and see if it is done underneath. If not, put it back in for 10 second intervals until done.