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Microwave Brownies

Postby Jon-Marc » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:50 pm

I looked up microwave recipes--specifically desserts, and this is one I tried yesterday and am pleased with the results.


Microwave Brownies

2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used Splenda/brown sugar blend)
2 eggs (It was too dry so I used 3) Depends on size of eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (I didn't have any and left it out, couldn't tell the difference)
1 cup flour (I use self-rising for everything)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup walnuts or pecans (Optional)

Grease 8 or 9 inch square microwave safe dish or pan (I use Pam). Put butter or margarine in microwave bowl for 30 seconds to soften. Stir in both sugars until blended. Add 2 eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder and stir just until moistened. Add another egg if too dry. Stir in nuts if using.

Spread batter in pan. Microwave uncovered on high for 5-7 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. After 5 minutes check every 30 seconds since oven temps vary. Cover and cool on wire rack. Makes 12 brownies. If desired, frost.

Frosting

1 cup sugar or Splenda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 TBsps. butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (optional), will thicken batter considerably
Milk as needed

Beat sugar or Splenda, cocoa, vanilla and melted butter or margarine until smooth, using milk as needed. If using, beat in peanut butter and add more milk as needed. Spread over cooled brownies.
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Re: Microwave Brownies

Postby jochanaan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:07 am

(I use Pam)

Does Pam object to being so used? :mrgreen: Seriously, this sounds good, or it would if I weren't lactose-intolerant. :(
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Re: Microwave Brownies

Postby Jon-Marc » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:41 am

She hasn't complained yet. :biggrin:

Then don't frost it--I didn't. Also, I eat them 2 at a time and nuke them for 20 seconds since I like tham better warm than cold.
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Re: Microwave Brownies

Postby jochanaan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:14 am

But the frosting is the best part! :lol:
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Re: Microwave Brownies

Postby Jon-Marc » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:13 pm

jochanaan wrote:But the frosting is the best part! :lol:


That was what I liked about my mother's cakes. She PILED the frosting on, and that was the best part of the cake. That's wny whenever I make a cake, I put an inch or more of frosting on it and have difficulty getting the lid on the cake pan. It's what I got used to, and I carry on the tradition. :biggrin:

I also have a recipe for microwave fudge and will be trying that soon. If it turns out OK, I will post that also. I won't post a recipe I haven't tried myself.

My cake frostings, by the way, are sugar free (unless cream cheese has sugar in it) and nearly fat free. I use:

8 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
2 pkgs. (4 serving size) any flavor fat free, sugar free pudding mix
1 1/2 cups fat free milk (more or less)
One 8 oz. container sugar free Cool Whip, thawed

Beat cream cheese until creamy. Beat in pudding
mixes and milk; it will be thick. Cool Whip will thin frosting.
Fold in Cool Whip.

This makes a very light and creamy frosting that is not
sickeningly sweet as store bought frostings are. You can
change the flavor of the pudding according to the flavor
of the cake. If I want cream cheese frosting, I use Cheese
Cake Pudding Mix, chocolate pudding mix for chocolate
frosting, and so on.
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Re: Microwave Brownies

Postby stairpost » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:46 pm

i wonder if there is an equation to demonstrate deliciousness to healthiness :)
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