Well I thought this to be a cake, but thinking again I decided its a brownie! Yea it wasn't so soft and fluffy, as you would expect a cake to be and it was so easy to make, that's the best part! I was inspired by this Chocolate Brownie and I was just too trilled not to try again. Normally when I get the urge for a cake, I either have to bake my own egg less Black Forest Cake or get from shop. Both sounds so alarming always. Though my Black forest cake comes out yummy, its a kind of work I avoid these days. The last time, Konda wanted a cake at home, I planned for the chocolate fudge the previous day and did the cake the next day! This worked out fine, still its not something I would want to do on a regular basis.
Infact, since my oven gave way years back, I never attempted this area of cooking at all. I got a Microwave, thinking things will be simplified, but there simply never was enough time. Those days, I used to spend late nights for these experiments. Late nights suited best as I needn't disturb others. After marriage and then kids, there was no question of late nights being spent for cooking, its was spent sitting up with the babies! So many years later, I find it strange that I am back with my passion stirring to take this up again. Its mostly because of the time spent in this exercise now. Even the Black forest cake comes out pretty fast!
On seeing how soon the chocolate brownie took to get completed and how delicious it looked, I was sorely tempted to make an eggless version. I was left with half a tin of condensed milk. So that drove me into finding what else was at home. I knew apple sauce or banana would work well. I couldn't find any apple sauce, but a lone banana was resting peacefully in the basket. But on the looks of it, nobody was going to take pity on it. So I was all to its rescue! Armed with half a tin and the lone banana, went in search for the flour to hold these together! Well, of course the cocoa too, I only love chocolate! How can I forget it. Fished out the cocoa tin too, along with the blushing butter! God, I guess the butter was feeling very bitter that nobody got any better out of it!
Now I was all set to get the action going. Can you believe it, it took just under 10 mins, to get everything in order. Melted the butter for a min, blended everything together for about 2 to 3 mins and bang it went into the mw and out it came, all in 5 mins, so gorgeous it was looking! I guess it would've worked well for 3-4 mins too. Digging on it, I felt a pang for the many years of lost pleasure!
All purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 2 tsp
Condensed Milk - 200 gms (Half tin)
Butter - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 2 tsp
Ripe Banana - 1 small one
Method to prepare:
Melt the butter in mw for 1 min. Mix in the condense milk, blend it to a smooth paste using a blender.
Mash the banana well and mix to the above butter & condensed mixture. Blend again to get a smooth paste.
In another bowl, shift the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Then add to the butter mix and blend well.
the beauty in this is, you don't have to bother if the cake is going to be hard or soft or handle the batter with care after you have introduced the air in it. With this batter, you can be yourself! Whatever you do, it can't do wrong.
Grease a mw bowl and transfer the mix to it. Spread it well. I dusted it with flour, as I couldn't find a wax paper. I don't remember where those went off! Guess I have refill my pantry with those long forgotten things. Since I dusted, the top had that white coating over it, you can very well scrape it out.
Mw this mix for 5 mins. Let it rest in the mw for a minute, then remove to the wire rack for another 2 mins. Its all done!
My daughter and her friend K, were playing at home when I had this ready. They simply loved it. But most amazing fact was, K found that I added banana in it. I asked hubby dear and Amma if they tasted banana, and they said no! I tell you, kids these days are way too smart!
My entry for my Microwave Easy Cooking event, themed on Cakes this month.I guess its going to be only chocolate cakes as I have only got chocolate cakes till now! But then I love chocolate, so keep them coming!
This is also my entry for the Food for Plastic Challenge III, hosted by Ben at What's Cooking?. Tupperware has named April "Children's Month" and will be donating part of their proceeds to Boys' and Girls' Clubs. Ben has great a great site going with awesome pictures, I simply can't miss out this great cause! Check out his site for more details.