Sunday, 20 January 2013

Chocolate Microwave Cake recipe - really yummy!

OK, so this post really is what it says on the label. Normally I steer well clear of doing all things foodie, but as I have admitted in the past, I do enjoy a spot of baking. If I had all the time in the world and could always find someone who wanted to eat it, I'd bake every day. Sadly my two girls are unbelievably not in love with cake. One of them will eat the icing, but that's as good as it gets. Luckily for my waistline, I'm not too fussed about eating cake myself generally, but I do enjoy making and decorating it.

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. 


  1. Yum! This looks perfect for us - can't beat a good microwave cake. Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. New linky up tomorrow :)

    1. Ooooh, good timing, seeing as I spent this week doing a few Valentines cakes.....!


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