If you are on diet, it’s time to leave this page. Seriously.
This totally simple, easy recipe has the power to destroy even the strongest of wills.
I’ve seen it happen.
Don’t take the risk.
Actually I shared this recipe with a group of friends at a girls night not too long ago. We all needed a good chocolate fix and a long chat so I whipped up a couple batches of this heavenly concoction and we all indulged ourselves. One of these friends was so impressed that I heard husband complaining about constantly finding brownie-soiled mugs in the sink every second day a few weeks later. She is a mother of three boys… Who can blame her?
You’ve been warned.
This recipe is done in 5 minutes and results in a rich, decadent chocolate brownie that is the perfect balance of soft and chewy. You’ll feel like your sweet tooth is satisfied for the rest of the year, but then wake up the next morning craving another. Perfect for a stay at home date night on a cold evening…. Mmmm….
So here’s how it’s done:
Simply throw together 60 grams soft butter, 125 ml white sugar, 30 ml cocoa, 60 ml flour, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Mix together well with a fork until the mixture is mostly smooth.
Divide the mixture between two microwave safe mugs. The mugs should be large enough for the mixture to take up about a quarter of the space (you’ll need the extra space for the brownie to rise and be topped with ice cream). For added indulgence, press a block or two of you favourite chocolate into the centre. My personal favourite is Cadbury’s Caramel filled chocolate. This time I added a teaspoon of dark chocolate chips to the top of each one.
Then simply pop into the microwave for about 3 minutes. Obviously, it will take less time if you only microwave one mug at a time, so just keep an eye on it. My microwave is a little low on power so I recommend you put it in yours for two minutes and do a quick check every 20 seconds or so until it’s done. You want to take it out when the sides are firm and the centre is still a bit wobbly. Any sooner and you’ll have brownie soup. Any later and you’ll have hard, chewy brownies that are altogether unpleasant.
Now, let it cool for a one minute before fillingthe mug with your favourite ice cream. I enjoy mint or good ol’ vanilla, but you can go ahead and be creative with your choice. This time I tried out blueberry and vanilla. It was heavenly! And don’t be shy with the ice cream either. Trust me, you’re going to need a LOT of it to balance out heat and richness of the brownie.
So there you have it! The easiest, most delicious chocolate treat that is perfect for almost anytime.
Let me know what you think!