Tuesday, June 5, 2012

One Cup Wonder

Have you seen those expense little individual microwave desserts you can buy in the store?  Here is a recipe to make your own little microwave dessert when the idea strikes you.  You can make it low cal if you like by substituting the sugar with Splenda or gluten free if you use soy flour.  It can become your own little secret indulgence and it makes no big mess.  

You can even package the dry ingredients in baggies for several more to have on hand so you only need add the wet ingredients.  Put the wet ingredients in a sprayed small canning jar and take the baggie and canning jar with you and microwave your hot dessert in the microwave at work. You can use the canning jar to microwave in.  You might have to take several for friends to keep the peace.

2 tablespoons flour (Gluten free use soy flour)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons milk (dairy free use soy milk)
1 teaspoon oil
Drop of vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Spray a coffee cup, canning jar, or ramekin with vegetable cooking spray. In the cup combine the flour,  sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until no lumps remain. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.  If you are making it in a canning jar, you can put the lid on and shake it well to mix it taking off the lid when you microwave.  

Bake in the microwave on high for 35 seconds. You may need to add 5 more seconds (maybe 5 more after that, depending on your microwave)… but don’t be tempted to overcook or it will be rubbery! It should be moist on the bottom and will continue cooking as it sets.

Eat while it is still warm and serve with hot fudge sauce or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.  You can also serve it with whipped cream or eat plain as a warm brownie.  Ice cream on a warm brownie is wonderful too. 

Want to goose it up even a little more?  Add a small handful of chocolate chips to the dry ingredients making it double chocolate. 

Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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