I followed the directions exactly except I just mixed the ingredients directly into the 8x8 glass pan with a fork. (Edit: I suggest beating or whisking for at least 1 minute, or else you'll get dense brownies.) I omitted the nuts. I also substituted Alterna (Wal-Mart's version of Splenda) for the sugar and a Country Crock spread for the butter. I microwaved it for about 4 minutes, which was definitely enough for my microwave. It came out great! It was cake-like, rather than fudge-y, which I still liked. Just 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave was perfect. For those you plan on using a sugar substitute, I suggest going 50% real sugar + 50% sugar substitute so you don't get so much of a soda-like aftertaste. Thanks for this simple recipe!
I doubled everything and baked it in 20x20cm (about 8x8") greased, papered pan for 8 minutes. Perfect. I only used 3/4 cocoa, though, and topped it up with a teaspoon of choc essence. I used self-raising flour and instead of 1 cup nuts I used 2 tbsp chopped white choc. Make quite a cakey, rather than fudgey, brownie - VG, especially for microwave! Foolproof! <3, the NOOBchef.
My family and I really enjoyed this cake like brownie. Followed recipe except I combined all ingredients in the glass cooking dish, I added chocolate chips to the mix and I cooked for just 4 minutes(my microwave is 1100wt). The house smelled like a bakery as the brownies cooked. We all had a hard time letting them cool before we dug in. I'm glad that we did wait for them to cool because it allowed the traditional brownie texture to set up. Adding the chocolate chips provided a great moist, slightly, gooey taste. This recipe was especially great because it only took 5 to 15 minutes (prepare,cook, and cool). Definitely a new family favorite. I will probably be making these brownies every week for the rest of the summer. And we will have vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup with them!
This recipe is heaven sent especially for me as I do not own an oven. I cooked it for 6 minutes at 750watts and it's a tad bit dry. It's still delicious though, this girl ain't complaining! Next time I make this (oh, there will be MANY next time!) I'll cook it for 5 minutes and hopefully it'll turn out nice and moist. Thank you so much, julz654! :-)
WOW! What a FANTASTIC recipe!! I have a 1300 watt microwave so I tried 4 minutes, at first, and it came out perfect (nice & moist). The 1st time I made it, I used a glass dish and it stuck so I sprayed the dish with baking spray (spray with butter & flour) the 2nd time around and that resolved that. Thanks so much for posting! My husband and I love it! We eat it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM!
These disappeared in a flash! A little cakey cooked for 6 minutes on high on my 1000 watt microwave. I don't mind a cakey brownie. But it wasn't exactly what I expected. We ate our with fat free chocolate fudge pudding the first time round, and with yogurt later. It actually went really well with the fat free plain yogurt! Better than the pudding.
They're good, but the undercooked brownie in the center of the pan was by far the best of the batch. Next time I'll undercook slightly like the other reviews suggested and possibly frost them to add a little more moisture.
I tried these today and thought no way could a brownie in the microwave be any good, but WOW!!!!! They were delish, very simple to make and took only 6 minutes, yummmmmmmy!!!! Thank you,this will help on the "Oh yeah mom, tomorrows a bake sale and I need to bring something"surprise...lol Thanks!
Just made these and they are fantastic, taste soo good! And I always appreciate a good microwave recipe. Thanks alot!
I made this today and they were perfect! Nice, moist and tasty! I made them at 500 Watt.