Lately, I’ve been lazy.
Too lazy to make meals, too lazy to go grocery shopping, too lazy to spend more than five minutes making lunch. It’s because I returned to work this month and it’s taking me a while to get back into the groove of things. I also had a wedding to go to, which means a lot of traveling back and forth when I’m not already traveling for work.
When I’m not in the air and spending time celebrating babies, engagements, birthdays, and weddings, the last thing I want to do is clean the kitchen. There are other household tasks that I have to do that are more important than cooking. What, you ask? Well, laundry’s one. I have to make sure that the DB has clean underwear (because God forbid he has to wear underwear two days in a row… gross!) and I need to have my uniform ready to wear for both workplaces.
But still, a girl’s gotta eat dessert. Even the lazy ones.
What do you do when you don’t want to wash a mixing bowl, measuring cups, whisks, and spoons? Use a microwaveable cup. It’s that easy. You mix a couple of ingredients into a mug, give it a little swirl, and throw it into the microwave to cook.
You get a fudgy chocolate dessert that’s ready to eat in a little over a minute.
Dump it out onto a plate, sprinkle some powdered sugar all over, scoop ice cream on top, and you’ve got yourself a gourmet sweet.
Isn’t that a thing of beauty?
I was actually quite impressed with the brownie overall. It was a bit rubbery (what do you expect from a 70 second nuke?), but the taste was all there.
I topped mine with coffee bean ice cream from Trader Joe’s, getting the best of both worlds: coffee and chocolate. The next time you’re in a rush for something sweet, pull out your coffee mug and give this recipe from here a try.
Microwave Brownie in a Cup
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp Water
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
- dash salt
- 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp Flour
- Mix together all of the ingredients in a microwavable mug.
- Microwave for 70 seconds.