Easy microwave chocolate cake

    24 min

    Quick and easy chocolate cake made in the microwave! You will need a silicone microwaveable cake pan.


    Angus, Scotland, UK
    8 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 100ml sunflower oil, plus for extra for greasing
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 140g plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100ml hot water
    • 100g milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped
    • 5 tablespoons double cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:9min  ›  Ready in:24min 

    1. Grease a 22cm (or slightly larger) microwave safe silicone cake pan with sunflower oil and place a circle of baking parchment in the bottom (the cake also works without the baking parchment).
    2. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, vanilla extract and 100ml hot water until combined.
    3. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until you have a lump free mix. Pour mixture into the cake pan and gently tap to pop any air bubbles. Cover with cling film.
    4. Microwave on full power for 7 minutes (800w) check if the cake is ready using a skewer. If the skewer comes out clean then the cake is ready. Once ready, leave to stand for a few minutes and then remove cling film and transfer to a cooling rack.
    5. Put the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave for approximately 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Add the double cream and mix thoroughly until smooth and creamy.
    6. Place the cake on a serving plate then drizzle with the chocolate ganache. Slice and serve.


    I recommend topping with chocolate sprinkles or something like that for a better taste.

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