Introduction: 2 Minute Brownie

Do you ever have that sudden chocolate craving? And you have to have it? Right at the moment? Because, same!

This is the simplest brownie recipe you will come across. The lesser the prep time, the better.

I hope you enjoy it!

Let's start!

Step 1: You Will Need

For a single serving, you will need:

DRY INGREDIENTS



• 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 4 tbsp powdered sugar
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• less than a pinch of baking soda


WET INGREDIENTS



• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• 2 tbsp water


Step 2: Put Together the Dry Ingredients

Simply grab a microwave-safe cup and put in all the dry ingredients and mix.

Step 3: Add the Wet Ingredients

Step 4: Mix and Microwave

Mix with a fork; make sure you reach that gooey state and no powder is left.

And microwave it for a minute. It depends on the power. So keep an eye. If it is still gooey after a minute, give a further round for 15 seconds or so. Basically, you want to microwave till when you touch the surface, nothing comes off. And again be careful not to overcook

Step 5: Done

Enjoy the moist goodness!

Comments

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scoobs123 made it! (author)2017-02-22

The greatest way to make brownies when you are running a bit late.

P.S. I eat these for breakfast

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-02-26

Great!

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scoobs123 made it! (author)2017-01-11

delilcious

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-01-29

I am glad you liked it. Thanks.

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pachytrance made it! (author)2017-01-18

delicious.

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-01-29

Thanks.

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JenjaP made it! (author)2016-12-22

Great, cool.

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-01-29

Thank you.

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Austin2003 made it! (author)2017-01-25

This is very good I would recommend 1 1/2 cocoa powder though

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-01-29

Definitely. Thanks.

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megg made it! (author)2017-01-29

Wow, this was great the first time, thanks for sharing! I tweaked the following:

- reduced sugar to only 3 tbsp

- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence to make up for less sugar

- pinch of salt

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2017-01-29

Thank you for your comment!

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2937214 made it! (author)2017-01-12

I love it just like I love you

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Tatumreader made it! (author)2016-12-15

This worked really well! My only suggestion is that it's a little dry, but otherwise it was great! All microwaves are different so I only had it in for 30 seconds. Thank you for this recipe it's delicious!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-15

It's always a pleasure!

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Unfinished freedom made it! (author)2016-12-15

did a trial run today..brown sugar, vanilla, added.

30-30-15 seconds. delicious.

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-15

I am glad you liked it!

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Tatumreader made it! (author)2016-12-15

This is delicious thank you!!!!!!!!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-15

Pleasure! :)

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cmptrgy made it! (author)2016-12-13

What power level is to be used in the baking process??

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-14

Any power level can be used. More the power, lesser the cooking time. So start with 30 seconds and keep a check on it every 15 seconds. If it is still gooey, give another round maintaining a check that it doesn't overcook.

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tahreem jatoi made it! (author)2016-12-13

Hafsah ! Iam used to make it usually but the problem is that my cake is not that much soft !!!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

Is it overcooked? A longer time in the microwave causes the brownie to overcook and come out hard. As someone mentioned below, that my power might be lesser than the other's, their cooking time is lesser. So when you try it again, you should keep an eye on it and check after every 15 or 30 seconds.

Is it otherwise? The ingredients and the procedure always produces a moist piece for me. Make sure you have followed everything to the fullest and not altered or left out anything.

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tahreem jatoi made it! (author)tahreem jatoi 2016-12-14

Thanks for your reply Hafsah ,i will try above mentioned suggestion !!!

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billie.nenninger made it! (author)2016-12-13

Will try this when our grandchildren come to visit, sounds perfect for them to experiment with! Thanks

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

It's a pleasure! :)

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kiwipommiegirl. made it! (author)2016-12-13

Must try this,thanks for the recipe Hafsar,and Merry Christmas!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

Thanks!

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Carol Wagner made it! (author)2016-12-13

For a low fat version, you can sub apple sauce for the oil. (you can do this in any recipe actually!)

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struno made it! (author)2016-12-13

This looks like a great gift idea for bus drivers and/or teachers... provide the mug and a baggie of dry ingredients, and tie a ribbon on the handle with instructions and a list of wet ingredients needed. Thanks for this!!!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

Yeah totally! :) And yeah, it's a pleasure.

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emmer made it! (author)2016-12-13

I have also made cake-in-a-cup for sale and as gifts. I have found that at microwave speeds, the leavening--baking powder or soda--doesn't have time to work. so I don't bother with it. I add nuts, if using, about 1/2 of the way thru "baking" so that they stay at/near the top.

one possible cause of dryness, other than accuracy in measuring, is the flour itself. there is a variation in moisture level in various flours, depending on age and storage conditions, etc. for example, if you use soft white (whole) wheat, you need to allow a few minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid or the product will seem dry.

I agree with the suggestions for using milk or cream to make a richer product. of course the original version could be considered "diet" brownies. perhaps that would be a plus after the holidays. :-)

happy chocolating! emmer

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

Best! Thank you for the comment.

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EthenC made it! (author)2016-12-10

That was pretty good! It came out a little dry for me, though I microwaved it in 15 second intervals. Other than that though, great tutorial and brownies!

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dotmom61 made it! (author)dotmom612016-12-13

It seems like it could use just a tad more fat. Some cream or milk would probably do the trick instead of water. I was also thinking that if you made two of them, you could beat an egg and divide it between them.

I haven't tried any of those suggestions yet, myself, but it's something to experiment with if you like your brownies ooier and gooier! :-)

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-10

Thank you for your comment. To be honest, I am not really sure what happened that caused that dryness. I have worked on this exact recipe several times, and each time it comes out moist. So you may go back and double check whether you didn't miss out anything. Thanks, again. :)

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gardenwife made it! (author)gardenwife2016-12-13

Microwave oven wattage can vary from model to model, so it could be Ethen's microwave is more powerful than yours and doesn't require as long as cook time as yours did. How densely the flour and cocoa were packed during measuring would make a difference, too.

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bmayhew made it! (author)2016-12-13

I've never used the baking powder or baking soda. I may have to try that! Your 'ible is great!


Try these variants:

- Add a splash of vanilla

- Use butter instead of oil and/or milk instead of water.

- Add a pinch of sea salt, either in the batter or just after cooking.

- Add a pinch (or more, to taste) of cayenne pepper

- Add a bit of instant coffee, or use prepared coffee in place of water

- Some folks may like cinnamon in their chocolate, I do not, but I don't judge

- add nuts

Some things I learned the hard way: gluten-free AP flour does not work, and any attempts at adding marshmallows to make a "rocky road" brownie come out a gooey, inedible mess.

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-13

Thank you for your comment! No wonder, a great difference can be made by slight variations. Thank you for those too.

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TheUselessGamer made it! (author)2016-12-11

This is a great recipe! It was delicious. :)
But instead of water, I used milk.

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-11

Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

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nanaverm made it! (author)2016-12-11

I've been making "cake-in-a-mug kits" for sale and gifting, using commercial cake mixes + homemade pudding mix + dried egg white. This is very similar, and I'm glad to have your DIY recipe for brownies.

To make it easier, 4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup. Also, I found that it's easier to mix if the liquids go in the cup first. And pre-greasing the cup may result in easier cleaning of it afterwards.

Thanks for your recipe!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-11

Thank you for your tips. And definitely your comment! :)

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metaliste made it! (author)2016-12-11

Tried it today, in the end i had to make a whole bunch for the family. Awesome recipe, thanks Author!

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-11

Honestly, this made my day. Thank you for your comment.

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zposner made it! (author)2016-12-10

looks tasty

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Hafsah Aamer made it! (author)Hafsah Aamer2016-12-10

thanks!

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