Easy microwave chocolate cake

Easy microwave chocolate cake


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

Cara279 Angus, Scotland, UK

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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