Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nuke Someone Happy

It's a far cry from one of those little cakes that your cousin made for you as a kid using a device that harnesses the immense power of a 100 watt light bulb but it is quicker. It's the microwavable chocolate mug brownie and there's a recipe floating around the ether of the internet.

One of my facebook friends had a scanned image of the directions on making this concoction. Was it real, would it taste okay, would it even be edible? Thanks to me, the "I'll try any food at least once guinea pig", this blog entry will not only tell you how to make one yourself but will then rate this uber quick dessert.


4 tablespoons of flour
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of coca
1 egg
3 tablespoons of milk
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla

  1. pour ingredients into a mug and mix until smooth.
  2. put in microwave.
  3. set on high and nuke for 3 minutes.
  4. when done take mug out of microwave, let mug cool, then eat.

Note: if the ingredients aren't mixed thoroughly there will be a bunch of crud on the bottom of the mug. To get around this you can mix the ingredients in a separate small bowl then pour into mug.


I would describe the resulting food as a dense chocolate sponge cake rather than a brownie. For the time it takes to make the "brownie", under 10 minutes if you have all the ingredients, it's not bad. Overall I would rate this as awesome college food right up there with instant cake mix. Not terribly great but not bad if you're in a rush to make something to squash a cake fix. With the world going GREEN is it even possible to get a 100watt light bulb anymore?

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