Microwave Chocolate Cake

    15 min

    This dense chocolate cake is quick and easy to make. Feel free to add chocolate chips or nuts to the batter. Enjoy as is or serve with chocolate sauce, whipped cream or ice cream.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 50g butter, softened
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 60g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:8min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Spray a medium microwave-safe bowl with cooking oil spray and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and milk; blend together. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; blend into the mixture until smooth. Pour into greased bowl.
    2. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Since all microwaves cook differently, adjust the cooking time accordingly. To serve, let the cake cool five minutes, then cover the bowl with a plate and turn both bowl and plate upside down so the cake falls onto the plate.

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    I like this recipe... A lot!!! There is one thing i don't like, though, the reason it has not got 5 stars is that even though i added the baking soda it didn't rise too well. I will admit i tweaked the recipe as i didn't add vanilla extract or cocoa. All in all, this is a good recipe!  -  17 Sep 2013


    I did not like this cake at all! The consistancy was great (very cake like) but the huge serving and was not sweet enough for my tastes.It was made edible by having ice cream with it, but I definately won't try it again. EDIT* I know I said I would never try this again but I was desperate for easy chocolate cake so I read the other reviews and decided to alter it a little and see what I came up with. I simply added 1/2 cup of sugar and 1T of cocoa. The result was a wonderful chocolatey cake with a great consistancy. Given the improvments I would change my rating from 2 stars to 5 stars.  -  21 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I don't know why the tough reviews. I guess it was just because of the lack of sweetness to it. However, once you add extra sugar,(abt 1/2 cup extra or so) It becomes perfect! I was watching a movie last night, and really was craving chocolate cake, so I got up and made this one for the first time, and during the commercial break none the less!! Prepared the batter during the first commercial break, and put in the bowl and microwaved it during the second! How fast is that! And let me tell you, it is really good. I added chocolate chips to the batter to make it even more chocolatey, and later made a quick nutella & milk frosting to cover the rest of the cake. One thing I would advise is not to refrigerate it, it becomes hard when you do. It really is a good cake, and would make again. Love the idea of making it without the fuss of preheating the oven, and using lots of dishes and pans. So fast and easy!  -  20 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)