Deliciously Easy Microwave Chocolate Cake


Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Snapchat (@misssaib) will know that I love making this flop proof chocolate cake. What I absolutely adore about this recipe is that it takes 5 minutes to whip up and another 5 minutes in the microwave which makes it a go to dessert for a last minute invite. ┬áIt is not only absolutely soft and chocolatey but tastes like any regular chocolate cake that you bake for an hour in the oven and if that’s not a win, then I don’t know what is!

You will need

  • A microwave cake tin (I use two for this recipe but you can make one and just cut it in the middle)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 300g sugar
  • 165g flour
  • 75g cocoa
  • 20ml baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 115g softened butter
  • 190ml milk

Beat the sugar and butter until its soft and pale (this takes about 3 minutes). Add the eggs one at a time and beat a little before you add each one. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and then add the dry ingredients. I like to fold the dry ingredients in just so that I don’t choke on a cloud of cocoa powder.

Pour the mixture in the greased and lined microwaveable tins and put in the microwave for 4 minutes. If you are putting the mixture in all at once then put it in the microwave for around 8 -9 minutes.Once it looks like it is done, put the microwave off and bounce your finger on the top of the cake just to check. If it is still a bit wet then microwave it for another minute until its spongey and soft but not completely hard. Leave it in the microwave for a bit and then take it out and let it cool before turning it out of the tin and decorating!

Topping tips:

  • caramel with grated chocolate
  • fresh cream topped with berries and dusted with cocoa powder
  • a chocolate topping make with milk chocolate and nestle cream
  • drizzled dark chocolate over the top
  • icing sugar lightly dusted over


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