Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Easy Microwave Brownies

If you like chewy brownies you'll love this recipe.  It's easy, super fast to mix, and cooks for only 10 minutes in the microwave. 

Spread on some Betty Crocker chocolate icing and you can't go wrong! 


In a pyrex mixing bowl measure:

1 tbsp. water
2 squares unsweetened (or semi-sweet) chocolate
1/3 cup butter

Cook this for 1 minute in the microwave on high.  Stir, then cook for another 30 seconds, or until completely melted.  Be careful not to over cook and burn the chocolate.

Stir in 1 cup white sugar.
Beat in 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
Add 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Stir until mixed.

Add 1/2 cup nuts (optional - I make it without)

Spray an 8" x 8" glass pan with Pam.  Pour batter into pan.

Cook in the microwave at 70% power for 10 minutes.  (This assumes you have a turn table.)

Cook 2 1/2 minutes on high, turn 1/2 turn, cook another 2 1/2 minutes on high.

If the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan it's done.  If it's not done, put it in for another 2 minutes.


DO NOT keep cooking until the brownies look nice and dry on top, like a cake baked in the oven.  If you do this you'll be chiseling a chocolate brick out of your pan that you can use to stucco the outside of your house!

Remember you're using the microwave.  The
brownies continue to bake after they're removed from the microwave.  They may be pulling away from the pan but still look a little sticky on top.  This is OK.

Let them cool to room temperature, slather on the icing, and enjoy!


Nicole C. said...

Snow day treat. All the firewood is buried under the snow so brownies it is...

Carol Henders said...

Enjoy Nicole. I hope the altitude difference doesn't mess with the brownie recipe! (It's originally a MB recipe). Definitely a good baking day in Calgary!