Monday, February 7, 2011

Instant Microwave Brownie - Eggless, Warm and Chocolaty - Just 2 Minutes!!

My old basic model microwave conked at last! .YAAAAYYY!!!!! How I had been waiting for this joyous day!! Am so so happy to finally replace it with a bigger convection model:-))). My old microwave which had been my kitchen companion since years conked:-((.. sighhh... And hubby had to get me another one offered to buy me another one. I now have a big 30 liter convection microwave which occupies a ( good lot of) place of pride on my tiny kitchen counter in my even tiny kitchen.  A peek into the new microwave makes me feel like I am looking into a HUGE baking chamber no less! Oh joy!! It can fit a good number of my bigger baking tins. Much to the amusement and bewilderment of the electronics store guy, I had carried my big baking tins to see if they will fit in the oven. Oh well, its a very big decision and an even more important gadget in  the kitchen and I wanted to do all possible to ensure I made a decent choice. 3 visits (these are few considering that I can be extremely indecisive when it comes to buying most things) to the store, some internet searching and some mails to blogger friends and the microwave was on the counter.  And yes, I very much have my loved small 14 liter Morphy Richards OTG which introduced me to the pleasure of baking.

There are so many microwave recipes I have been wanting to try, but could not due to the growing inefficiency of the old gadget. One of the recipes being Instant Microwave Brownie which will take 1.5  minutes to get cooked and 3 minutes to put together. Forget the  pictures here which I took in a hurry - this tastes good!! Mind you, I am not very much of a believer in these recipes, had tried a similar one sometime ago and it was a put off. But I liked this instant version from Art Of Dessert and I must share this with you.

This will help you give a good brownie to your chocolate hungry kids in a flash, will see you through your dessert craving on a long tiring day and still leave you pretty satisfied. Sounds good eh? And with Valentine's Day around the corner, this serves-2 dessert is a good one to make for a cozy two-some - particularly if you are not a hands-on person in the kitchen. If you love your brownie warm and gooey but iffy about uncooked batter with eggs, you are in luck as this one is egg-free too! As Rianne says, you could mix up the dry ingredients and store in a zip-lock bag, just mix in the wet ingredients and zap in the microwave.. and you are good to go!

Aren't these enough reasons to give a try at this?

Recipe from the very spirited Rianne's beautiful blog, Art Of Dessert. Do check her space for many more eggless recipes, recipes meant for people with allergies, cake decorating and so much more.

Watch the video!

Apart from a reduction in the butter and sugar, everything in the recipe remains the same as in the original. You could double this quantity or divide one recipe into 2 ramekins for small single servings. But the cooking time will  vary accordingly. So do observe what the brownie looks like when it is done. You would have flexibility with the portions you cook. Here comes:

A Note: This is to be cooked in the microwave mode and not convection mode


Unsalted Butter, melted - 1 1/2 tablespoons (original recipe has 2 tbspns) Please read important note below.
Milk or water - 2 1/2 tablespoons( I have used milk. Original recipe has 2 tbspns, have increased as I have reduced the butter)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar (original has 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons flour (maida)
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pinch of salt (I have omitted this)

Procedure: In a small microwave safe bowl, mix the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients in another bowl and add to to the wet ingredients. The batter will be of a dropping consistency. Microwave on HIGH for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Mine is 900 watts at full powder(ahem!!). And also the cooking time depends on the voltage too in our country (sigh!!). Check at 1.5 minutes. The top should look dry and not show any uncooked batter. If it does show uncooked batter, microwave for another 30 seconds. Its OK if the top feels very soft when touched(as long as it looks dry), it will harden slightly when you allow it to stand. Yep, have made this a few times in my old microwave and figured this out. If you over cook, the brownie will become tough.

Allow the brownie a standing time of about a minute in the microwave. Take it out and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some chocolate sauce and toasted nuts if you like. I have topped with Low Fat Ganache. OK, I got carried away and put too much of it!! Serve immediately!

Note: Keep the butter out on the counter first before you measure out the other ingredients. The butter must be really soft. Melt it gently on low heat. I have observed that if this not done, the butter sometimes tends to float on top.

The quantities of butter and sugar I have used make this just sweet and not very rich. And do remember that the sauce topping will make the dessert sweeter.

Thanks Rianne for this delicious chocolate delight! I had to take pictures of the empty bowl as you did, just to tell you that we thoroughly enjoyed the treat... while we fought for the last spoon and lick!!

This brownie is on its way to Ally's Event with a delicious dessert book as the giveaway!
The brownie is being sent off to Divya's 3rd Blog Anniversary Event!


  1. This is one incredibly fantastic, sinful & delightful brownie..Im tryin it out this week itself!!...Thx a ton Suma for sharing this with us..Ive been on the look out for similar recipe for quite sometime now...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Bookmarking this ..Thanks for sharing the recipe !

  3. Hi.
    I could really understand the joy u must have felt when ur old one gave up, the new entry into the kitchen is alway joyous, I am also a proud owner of a 45l microwave and it does occupy a huge place in my kitchen.
    This brownie looks so good and surely a keeper.


  4. Bookmarking this.....gr8 one dear..yummyyyyyy.

  5. That certainly looks yummy. I make a vegan version of this which is (I guess) a lot less rich but also lower in cholesterol and fat.
    the sauce is a great finishing touch.

  6. wow this so awesome and tempting! very yummy too!

  7. Mmmmmmmmmm that looks absolutely yumm.. Awesome.. seriously tempted.

  8. which model did u go for?????

  9. New entry into the kitchen is always wonderful, brownies looks absolutely inviting and definitely a delicious and quick dessert to enjoy..looks super delicious..

  10. WoW! Congrats Suma on ur new acquisition! 30 lt MW with convection surely calls for this treat!

    I attempted at MW cakes the last time and they turned out rock hard! What would you expect at a MW time of 5 mins ;) Your looks fabulous and an instant dessert at disposal for unexpected guests. Yum Yum!

  11. Wow Suma! That looks yummy!! :)

  12. Incredibly yummy and quick treat this. Brownies in the MW are a totally new thing to me...way to go. Im drooling uncontrollably at your're getting really good with your camera. Keep at it :)

  13. Bloghopped over and tried this brownie, and it turned out yum! Thanks so much sharing.

  14. Looks to try this!!Yummy!!

  15. Your brownies look wonderful and I love how easy they are to do. This is my first visit to your blog and I just wanted you to know how much I like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. i am keeping this recipe in mind as I have always wanted to make a brownie in the microwave (and my daughter would adore it too).

  17. loved the opening lines....lovely brownie, bookmarking this.... i too carried my largest baking tray to check if it would fit since most m/w use hell with what the shop people think. congrats on the upgrade

  18. Dear Suma, When I read about how you took your baking tins to find the right oven, reminded me of the time nearly 20 years back when I did the same. I had then chanced and bought a big Singer oven (sadly they are not made any more). The store fellow thought I was mad when I walked in with the various tin pans. Followed the same procedure when I bought a fridge-to chill the big cakes before decorating) .The oven lasted me more than 18 years but finally had to junk it ( it broke my heart) and have recently bought a 40 ltr Morphy Richards oven. Cant wait to try the brownie recipe in the MW. However baking in an OTG is far better than MW. Dont you agree? Louvina

  19. Hi Suma..Lovely recipe I must tempting infact this is my first visit to ur blog, saw this recipe and knew I had to try it instantaneously.I ve made it and we (me n my hubby) have devoured it as was fabb !! infact I was looking for an instant brownie recipe ! This will easily qualify as the quickest recipe tried by me after bookmarking it.Thanks a ton n u ve got a regular follower..

  20. hi...great photo and great recipe..must try this..

    I just have one question.. is there no baking powder at all in this recipe? or am i missing something?


  21. @pb- Nope, there is no baking powder in here..

  22. Dear Suma,
    made these today.. and thank you .. they were so so tasty... like you said... it is quick and very easy to make and so so tasty...

  23. Made em just now! :D . And booooooooy did they turn out great!! Am happy that atleast this turned out great! :D .
    Thank you. :) .

    P.s : I'm a newbie (When i mean newbie. I mean seriously a NEWBIE) at bakin! And i recently discovered your A-W-E-S-O-M-E blog! Guess you'll be seeing a lot of me in the future! :D (Until my mom doesnt banish me from the kitchen!)

  24. One word to say "wow" Kids really enjoyed yummy delicious brownie...just wanted to know can weat crease the measurements 4 times to it and bake in MW within same time?

  25. Hi Suma, I am a new visitor to ur blog and i love baking. When i was going through the recepie list, i saw this one and i knew i had to make it immediately. I must say it came out amazing, it was done in 1.5 mins. Also made the Low Fat Ganache recepie and topped this over the brownie along with some walnuts (did not have icecream at home). It was amazing, i finished the entire bowl (ofcourse shared with my husband though). Thank u so much for sharing this recepie..:)

  26. This looks so yumm.. One question, the sugar u mentioned is it powdered or granulated? I' m new to baking. So confused?

  27. i have tried several instant cakes, but none of them gave me as much results as this one. it is soft, spongy and perfectly baked. thank you for sharing the recipe.


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