I love that it was single serving. I have a special place in my heart for single-serving treats even though I'm in a family with four kids and a husband. Often I don't want to have a whole pan of sweets just sitting around my house for days. Often I make something just for me (yes, I do). This week my kids were still loaded with Easter candy (of which I didn't have any), so I didn't feel too bad hogging my own little brownie.
Single Girl Brownie Cake
from Pale Yellow
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes (yes, it took nearly as long as regular brownies; I don't know why)
butter: .10, chocolate chips: .22, egg: .10, sugar: .02, flour, .01
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 C dark chocolate chips
1 egg (I used a small one; a big one will make for a spongier cake)
4 tsp sugar
2 drops vanilla
1 tsp flour
Preheat oven to 350. Spray or butter the inside of an oven-proof mug (or any single serving oven-proof dish like a ramekin).
Put the Tbsp butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between till it's all melted (it won't take long).
Whisk the egg and the sugar, then pour in the melted chocolate mixture. Add salt, vanilla, flour, and whisk.
Pour into your dish and bake. The original recipe said 10 minutes, but mine took nearly 20. I'm not sure why. It seems it should have cooked sooo much faster, but it just didn't. When a fork comes out clean (and it's puffed and the center is just barely more underdone-looking than the sides), it's done. Like this:
Eat warm or cool.