What do you do when cravings strike and you just have to eat chocolate cake?
And it's raining and there's a thunderstorm and there's that fantastic petrichor smell wafting from the area... We're in a multi-storey,so if we call feel the happiness of the earth, the ground floor neighbors must be positively rejoicing.
So all those people who love the sound of Gulzar Saheb and his Saundhi Saundhi Mitti ki Khushboo will find it so easy to understand.
That chocolate cake is not a want ,it's a need.
The same brownie ,fudge -y dense chocolate depth without having to wait for the bake and cool time.
Since it was kind of urgent,it was done urgently...
Double Chocolate Brownie Fudge Cake in a Cup-Microwaved
You need(for 2 servings)
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp dark chocolate-I used 2 1/2 tbsp
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
2 tbsp cold milk
Pinch baking soda or soda bicarbonate
Few walnuts optional
Two microwaveable mugs or coffee mugs will do.
In a small bowl melt the chocolate,20 secs in your microwave.
Place the sugar, flour,salt,soda bicarbonate,cocoa powder and oil in to mix. Add in the milk a tbsp a time.
You may not need all the milk,yet again you may need a wee bit extra.
It all depends on your cocoa powder .
You need brownie batter consistency.
Thick, hienz ketchup type. Just doesn't want to come out of the bowl type.
Add in the walnuts and divide between the two cups.
Yes, it's perfectly OK to lick the bowl and the spoon...no egg,so no dangers here.
I didn't take pics, as I tried a video on you tube. Posting the link here...
Microwave power reduced to 70% or medium.
Eg ,my LG microwave shows full power as 900 , so I bring the power down to 540. My previous microwave was Samsung,and that showed levels of 100%, 90%,80%,70% etc.
So that's why I refer to 70%power.
Stuck on you.
Two and Half minutes,till the centre looks a little undone.
You don't want it to cook all the way through,as it will cook even after you remove it from the microwave.
Bring it out and dig the spoon in.
Dense, fudge-y and brownie like in texture.
The rain and a cup of chocolate cake. It's not a real brownie,but it comes pretty close. So it takes the cigar!
(Close but no cigar?)
What more can you ask for,on a wet Mumbai evening?
So what are you baking today???