Monday 28 September 2020

Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe for Microwave

OK, so there's no surprise here, this post definitely is what it says on the label - the recipe for an easy pudding shaped chocolate cake which can be made in the microwave.

Normally I steer well clear of doing all things 'foodie', but I will admit to enjoying 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 not in love with cake. One of them will eat the icing, but that's about as good as it gets. I'm actually not too fussed about eating cake myself on the whole either, but I do enjoy making and decorating it.

After posting this photo of a Christmas Pudding cake which I'd made, I was asked to share the recipe. Obviously I made the cake for Christmas (you can probably tell by the design!) but I'm sure you could use it for any occasion.

Chocolate Pudding 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. That's me too, but I'm 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 1 litre Pyrex bowl but you could also use a casserole dish) and then spoon the mixture into it.

Microwave on full power for 7 minutes (this is 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, my cake came out in 2 parts. The second part had to be eased out with a palette knife. Of course it's impossible to tell once the decorations are on, and it still tasted delicious!

That's it. See, easy peasy! Enjoy.

If you'd like another Christmas recipe idea, I totally recommend this Gingerbread Trifle from Actually Mummy... or these Stained Glass biscuits for your Christmas Tree.

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  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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