My 21st recipe, “Brownie in a Cup”, a moist and a no mess chocolate delight ready in a few minutes. Ever since I started this blog, I was thinking to treat my readers by baking a cake. With Christmas round the corner, I thought there could be no better occasion to bake and post the recipe.
When I was thinking to create something unique, I suddenly got this idea of baking a brownie in a cup which I had bought recently 🙂 When I started browsing through the net for recipes, got to stumble upon this exquisite recipe from Julie on her blog . I instantly fell in love seeing how cute the brownie was and how quick and non messy the cooking process was.
Thanks to her, the brownie came out perfectly and there could be no better treat for Christmas. This recipe doesn’t need a fancy conventional oven, and is made in a normal microwave oven. Perfectly moist and gooey at the center.
Brownie in a Cup
A quick, moist brownie microwaved in a cup in minutes. If you have a sudden craving for dessert, this microwave brownie can save you.
- All purpose flour - 1/4 Cup
- Cocoa powder - 2 Tbsp
- Instant coffee powder - 1/4 tsp
- Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
- Sugar - 2 Tbsp
- Salt - a tiny pinch
- Milk - 1/3 Cup *Vegans can replace non dairy milk
- Oil - 2 Tbsp
- Hazlenut Choco Spread - 1 Tbsp Optional
- First mix all the dry ingredients (Flour, cocoa, coffee, baking powder, sugar, salt) in a bowl.
- Add the milk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix nicely until there are no lumps.
- Pour the mixture in a microwave oven safe cup. Fill only 3/4 of the cup, the cake needs some space to rise. Drop the hazelnut spread to the center of the mixture. Do not push it down or mix it.
- Microwave it for 1 min - 2 mins. - Refer to notes section. Enjoy hot or cool it down and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla icecream.
- The cake is cooked in a Microwave oven and not conventional oven.
- Since each microwave is different and the size of cup you might use as well. So the time to microwave could vary and can be anywhere from 1 minute to 2 minutes. Keep looking constantly and turn off the microwave as soon as you feel brownie is done. As per original recipe, it was 70 sec. For me it took around 1 min 30 secs.