So anyhow, I've been asked to post this recipe. It was something I did at Christmas (hence the design!) but I'm sure you could use it for any occasion.
|Chocolate Microwave Cake|
Microwave Chocolate Cake. The yummiest cake I've eaten in a long while. REALLY? I can hear you cry incredulously? Well, yes. A few other people said so too. So here is the recipe which I am so kindly sharing with you all. Special thoughts go to those who are always short of time. As I start my new job tomorrow and become one of those people, I'll be happy to have this recipe to fall back on and cheer me up from time to time.
- 175g caster sugar
- 175g margarine (or soft unsalted butter)
- 40g cocoa
- 150g self raising flour
- 3 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Simple. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together - either by hand or with an electric hand mixer.
Grease a microwave safe dish or bowl with butter (I used a Pyrex bowl but you could also use a casserole dish) and then spoon the mixture into it.
Microwave on full power for 7 minutes (about right for an 850W microwave, just add or take away 20 or 30 seconds for less or more powerful models).
Allow to stand for 1 minute.
Carefully turn bowl and tip out - as I hadn't quite greased enough, mine came out in 2 parts and the second part had to be eased out with a pallette knife. Of course you can't tell once the decorations are on and it still tastes the same!
That's it. See, easy peasy! Enjoy.