By Wheres_the_Beef? on January 11, 2009
Photo by Wabee
Photo by Wabee
"This makes a delicious brownie for one in about a minute. I used a 1500 watt microwave. 60 seconds makes a molten center brownie. 75 seconds make a uniformly done brownie. Careful not to overcook."
Serving Size: 1 (149 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is 5 stars with these corrections: switch the water out for milk and decrease the sugar & flour to 2T each instead of 4T."
"Yum!! I tried it by the recipe first, then made some alterations... I used self raising flour instead of plain. Also, I halved the sugar to 2Tbs but I used 1Tbs white sugar, 1Tbs brown sugar which made it nice & fudgy :-) Cooked for 60sec in 1200w microwave :-)"
"I needed something quick & easy that didn't require the oven on this hot summer Friday night. Just wanted a little end-of-the-work-week treat. This fit the bill! It would have been great with ice cream but I also had limited ingredients so, again, this worked nicely. I got a little confused because the recipe ingredients call for melted butter but there is no mention of it in the recipe...then I noticed the directions called for "oil" ... which translated to melted butter, although it's not the term I would have used. Thanks for posting!"
"A wonderful recipe! Make it a peanut butter chocolate brownie by replacing the butter with 1-1/2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter and increase water to 2-1/2 Tbsp. I also replace the water with milk and reduce sugar by half. Mix the peanut butter with the water (milk) until smooth before adding the rest. Comes out yummy and there is still about an inch and a half left in the 12 oz. mug for a bit of ice cream!"
"I'm leaving this review for the people who, like me, have searched through multiple brownie-in-a-mug recipes that ended up tasting like total dirt to find a good one. I have tried a handful of recipes that had good reviews and when they end up tasting like crap even though I followed the directions exactly, I wonder where I went wrong. This is FINALLY a decent recipe that actually tastes like a brownie and doesn't end up dry and bitter (but that can happen to any recipe if you microwave it too long, be wary). I think one of the secrets is to use melted butter instead of oil. It is essential to the way it cooks but doesn't give it an oily taste. If you don't like it to be too sweet, cut the sugar by a tablespoon or two. I also substituted milk for water, which I suggest doing in any cake/pancake/muffin recipe. I cooked it in a 1500 watt microwave for 60 seconds and it was just a bit too liquidy/molten for me so I gave it another 15 seconds and it was great. My end conclusion is that you're honestly just not going to be able to make a perfect tasting brownie like you would by baking a box mix in an oven for an hour by just throwing 5 or 6 ingredients in a mug and microwaving it for a minute, but that when you are craving a chocolate fix and want a decent brownie this recipe will definitely satisfy you! I really hope my review helps someone!"
"Okay, it's total instant chocolate gratification. But did you look at the nutrition facts? ONE serving, one brownie, one cup, one recipe is 535 calories! 24 grams of fat! OMG! Then I looked at the Dietary Fiber....4.4 grams per serving? How can that be, if you are using only 4 tablespoons of all-purpose (white) flour? You're not getting any fiber from butter, sugar and cocoa powder. hmmm. Something is suspect here. It's a nice, easy, one-person treat, but how am I supposed to figure this into my diet plan if the nutrition facts seem to be screwy?"
"I enjoyed this at midnight when I could not sleep. It was warm and comforting. I used a sugar substitute and coconut oil. They both worked fine."
"I added 3 crushed peppermint candies and a bit of chocolate syrup. It was amazing! My little sister and I could get enough of it!"
"I have been meaning to make this for a couple of years, but never did...then one day I had company coming for dinner...and my oven quit working! I decided to give this a try to replace my original dessert...and it was a huge success. Everyone was tickled by the novelty of it and it tasted great. Plus it took a lot less work and time that my original dessert idea. I think I might try this for our next school bakesale!"
"Super quick and easy when you're wanting something sweet... Only downside was that it was EXTREMELY rich and that's coming from a big time sweets eater :) We put ice cream on top of it and I'm not sure I could've eaten it without ice cream. I couldn't finish the entire mug due to the richness of this brownie! If you love chocolate though, this is definitely for you :)"
"Perfect sweet, which is made really easily and fast without any dirty bowles and other stuff :)
I only used half of the suggested amount of sugar and it was perfect.
Thanx for posting this recipe :)"
"Added about a tablespoon extra of sugar and some melted dark chocolate. I'm pretty sure it's the definition of an orgasm."
"I really wanted something to satisfy my sweet tooth, with little effort. And that I got. I microwaved it and changed the recipe to make it a bit healthier.
I used 3 tablespoons of water and only 1 tablespoon of oil(I used smart balance vegetable oil)
I added 3 dark chocolate chips to the middle
Instead of using plain sugar, I used splenda baking blend, which is part sugar part splenda. And because it has a tendency to be so sweet, I only used 2 tablespoons of it.
What I got was a gooey center(from the chocolate chips) in 1 minute and 10 seconds without all of the guilt from the original recipe. It was super rich, i don't think I could have eaten another bite. Awesome! Thanks for posting!"
"4 Stars for taste when right out of the oven, wonderful chocolaty richness, but after setting for awhile got so hard we couldn't eat it and that was a real shame as we loved it. I'll make it again but will make sure we eat it straight out of the micro. A very nice, fast treat when you are craving just a single serving (don't want to much sitting around)"
"The perfect amount for one person to not over do it. I liked the flavor and liked the consistency. I made a quick glaze to pour over it because I prefer my brownies with a glaze."
"Delicious! This recipe is so easy to make with ingredients on hand. You can easily substitute milk for water, other flavorings for vanilla, and canola (or other) oil for the butter. It's also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon in the flour. I find that spraying the inside of the mug first with non-stick spray really helps with clean-up. I also cut down the sugar in favor of a more "bitter" chocolate. In my microwave it was ready in 55-60 seconds. When in doubt, check it early. It will continue to cook a little as it cools. The recipe is also a good choice for those who cannot or select not to eat eggs, or for those concerned with slightly underdone batter."
"Not bad at all. Considering it's a quick fix and from the microwave, this is definitely worth 5 stars. I was concerned with the 2Tb of oil/butter so I only opted for 1Tb and it still came out moist. Probably no need for the 2Tb really. I WILL be making this again for my emergency chocolate fix. It'd taste even better if last minute you folded in a few chocolate chips then nuke it. Omg, gotta try that. Thanks! Almost forgot, if your microwave's output is 1150W only cook for 60 sec on high power. It's perfect!"
"I tried this last night with my mom. We used her GF flour. We have a REALLY old microwave, and I put them in for the 90 seconds, and they were still really molten. I put a scoop of ice cream in my cup, and it sunk! If your microwave is as old as ours, I would suggest maybe 2 minutes, to 2 1/2."
"Amazing! I made a couple changes. Milk instead of water and brown sugar instead of white."
"Love it!!! The texture is amazing and its the perfect amount of richness"