Microwave Chocolate Cake!

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Here’s a very easy and simple way to make a Microwave Chocolate Cake.

Microwave Chocolate Cake
Make your favorite chocolate cake recipe in a microwave! Really!
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  1. 100 ml sunflower oil, plus extra for pan
  2. 175 g caster sugar
  3. 140 g plain flour
  4. 3 tbsp cocoa
  5. 3 tsp baking powder
  6. 2 large egg
  7. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  8. Chocolate sprinkles, to serve
For the chocolate ganache
  1. 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  2. 5 tbsp double cream.
  1. Grease a silicone microwaveable cake pan with a little oil and place a circle of baking parchment in the bottom.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. In a bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, vanilla and 100ml hot water until combined.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until you have a lump-free batter. Pour mixture into the cake pan and gently tap to pop any air bubbles. Cover with cling film.
  4. Microwave on Full power (800 watts) for 7 mins. Remove and check if the cake is cooked by poking a skewer into the middle: if it comes out clean it is ready. Allow cake to stand for 5 mins, then remove cling film and turn out onto a cooling rack.
  5. For the ganache, melt the chocolate on Half power (600 watts) for approximately 2 mins, stirring every 30 secs until melted. Add the cream and mix thoroughly until smooth and glossy.
  6. Once the cake is cool, spread over the ganache and scatter with the sprinkles. The cake will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  1. This was written by an International Girl who measures with g (grams) and ml (milliliters) instead of cups and ounces, so you may have to convert the amounts to the US equivalents.
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By |January 11th, 2018|Recipes|


  1. avocadounicorn 01/13/2018 at 4:47 am

    Really good

  2. diydancer2005 05/15/2016 at 7:39 pm

    Can’t wait to do this cake!!! 😛

  3. diydancer2005 05/15/2016 at 9:45 am

    Can I do this in a mug?

  4. caraboo11 05/14/2016 at 12:46 pm

    And finally who bakes in grams?!? Do you know it’s pretty much impossible to convert grams to like anything! I tried teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups, nothing worked 🙁

  5. caraboo11 05/14/2016 at 12:45 pm

    Is vanilla essence just like vanilla extract?

  6. caraboo11 05/14/2016 at 12:44 pm

    Could any other oil (like coconut) be substituted for the sunflower oil?

  7. caraboo11 05/14/2016 at 12:43 pm

    I have some questions about these ingredients: What is caster sugar compared to just regular, refined sugar?

    • hazel5 05/14/2016 at 1:55 pm

      @caraboo11 , thanks for your interest in this recipe! Vanilla extract and essence are different terms, but have the same meaning while baking so yes you can use any.
      White sugar is finer than refined sugar. It is more like powder and dissolves more quickly unlike the refined sugar.
      Yes, any oil can be used.
      And you bake in any measurement, I myself use grams so it shouldn’t matter. You can simply use google to convert the quantity xx

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