8 brownies

According to one online reviwer, "this is by far the easiest, quickest and yummiest brownie recipe that I've ever made." Top them off with a scoop of ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Mist an 8-inch, square microwave-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place butter and cocoa powder in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until butter is melted, 30 to 90 seconds, depending on power and size of your oven (check it every 15 seconds). Add sugar and whisk to combine. Let mixture cool slightly, then whisk in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour. Scrape batter into prepared baking dish.

Step 2

Microwave on high until brownies are just set in center, 4 to 7 minutes, depending on power and size of your oven (after 4 minutes, check batter every 15 seconds). Let brownies cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Cut brownies into 8 squares and serve.

Ratings & Reviews

TimothyMulandi's Review

July 08, 2013
they were slightly above my expectations an addition of raisins does the trick

sherwolf14's Review

June 07, 2013
I added walnuts and dark chocolate chunks and used whole wheat flour and turbinado sugar. Then served w a dark chocolate sea salt caramel sauce and cool whip, like a hot fudge brownie sundae. Amazingly moist and scrumptious !!! Oh and DONE in 4!

khrist1n's Review

June 04, 2013
Ok the recipe got me! I regret making them because it's now too easy to have a treat! They are quite good. It's a very basic brownie, no bells or whistles, but remember you can always add things to a basic recipe. Was surprised there was not a little but of salt to balance the sweet, so if you find they are too sweet either cut down some sugar or add 1/4 tsp salt. Will definitely make again, unfortunately for my waist...

Flipturntoo's Review

April 27, 2011
At first when I saw "microwave" brownies I thought hmmmm. But this is by far the easiest, quickest and yummiest brownie recipe I have ever made. I too, like the other review, would use less sugar as they are pretty sweet. But they are gooey, chewy and oh soooo moist! Would be great with a scoop of ice cream.

WhitneyWill's Review

March 28, 2011
I was skeptical. A microwave brownie recipe? I had low expectations, but was I surprised! They were moist and flavorful, and my family loved them. I think they're a bit on the sweet side, so I cut the sugar by 1/4 cup. I plan to make them again, maybe adding frosting after they cool.

LutzCat's Review

May 23, 2010
I checked at 4 minutes, and they were completely overdone and dried out. In spite of that, the flavor was decent, so I'm going to try again and check the doneness at 2-1/2 minutes. I have all new kitchen appliances, so it well could be that my microwave oven is more powerful than I realized.

bobbo605's Review

May 20, 2010
Made these tonight with my daughter, then served with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. Not too bad! In a pinch they are wonderful, but I am partial to the Mocha Toffee Brownies on this site. My husband, who is not a fan of sweets, will gobble up the Mocha brownies quicker than I can turn around...these, not so much. However, for kids, they are PERFECT! We did top with chocolate chips before nuking though.

gumby53214's Review

February 04, 2010
These were fantastic - I honestly was not expecting too much considering that they were microwave! They were moist and chocolatey and soooo yummy. I made the recipe exactly as is. Fabulous!

angelan12's Review

January 16, 2010
these brownies was so easy & very delicious! they were also very fudgy!!! i added chocolate chips & toffee bits to the recipe. i would definitely make them again!

georgiesmybaby's Review

September 04, 2012
horrible!!! they were so dry and tastless!!!! they make me sick to my stomach!!!!!!!!! my son threw up after eating them they tasted soo bad i dont care what everyone else is saying about them they are sooo horrible!!! and i love any kind of brownie (including microwave lima bean, zuccini, corn and butter brownies that no one else likes!) it would not be good for any occasion