There’s something about December that makes you want to curl up and treat yourself to a delicious dessert. The cold weather outside and the warm festive spirit inside makes it the perfect time to indulge in a brownie, a pie or a cake. For a month like this, we’d like to introduce you to the powers of the microwave. Without toiling away in the kitchen, you can make yourself sweet and quick microwave recipes to satiate those December dessert desires.

Brownie magic in a mug

brownie

This single serving, brownie in a mug is perfect for those midnight cravings.

Ingredients

30g flour

50g sugar

2tbsp cocoa

A pinch of cinnamon

A pinch of salt

2tbsp vegetable oil

¼ cup water

1/8tsp vanilla extract

1 scoop of ice cream (if you want)

Method

Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt in a mug and stir. Make sure it’s a microwave-safe mug.

Keep stirring to mix well and break up any lumps.

Pour in the oil, water and vanilla extract and stir till the mixture is smooth.

Place the mug in the microwave and heat on high for about a minute and half, till the brownie is cooked well. You can adjust the time and heat, based on how powerful your microwave is and how gooey you desire the brownie to be.

Allow it to cool a little once you remove it from the microwave, then add the ice cream and enjoy your treat.

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A very berry cobbler

berry cobbler

December is berry season. Enjoy this refreshing dessert made quickly in a microwave.

Ingredients

¾ cup strawberries

1/3 cup flour

¼ cup powdered sugar

1tbsp white sugar

½tsp baking powder

2tbsp milk

1tbsp butter

Method

Chop the strawberries and add them to a ramekin.

Add in the powdered sugar and stir.

In another bowl, add flour, white sugar, baking powder and mix.

Add the butter to the flour mixture and combine. Then add the milk and stir.

Add the dough to the top of the berries. You can sprinkle some more sugar to it if you want.

Microwave this ramekin for about 1-2 minutes.

Let it cool and then you can enjoy your berry treat.

 

A chocolicious peanut butter cake

peanut butter cake

Got two minutes on hand? That’s all you need to make this cake.

Ingredients

1 egg

1tbsp brown sugar

2tbsp peanut butter

1tbsp cocoa

1tbsp flour

1/4tsp baking powder

A handful of chocolate chips

Method

Take a small bowl and stir in the egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, flour, cocoa and baking powder.

Add the chocolate chips and stir.

Pour the batter into a greased ramekin.

Microwave it for 1 minute.

You can eat the cake hot, straight out of the ramekin or take your time to cool it down.

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Crunchy chocolate chip cookie

cookie

Have you made cookies in the microwave before? Well, brace yourself for a warm, gooey treat.

Ingredients

1tbsp butter

4tbsp flour

1tbsp granulated sugar

1tbsp whisked egg

1tbsp brown sugar

1tbsp chocolate chip

1/4tsp vanilla extract

Method

Take a large microwave-safe mug, add the butter and melt it for 40 seconds in the microwave.

Pour in the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and mix it with a whisk until the dough comes together.

Now stir in the chocolate chips.

Flatten the dough evenly across the base of the mug.

Cook it in the microwave for about a minute.

Allow it to cool for it to firm up and then eat it immediately.

Do you have a good microwave at home? Because you’ll need one to make this delicious desserts.

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