10-minute microwave cake recipe

Microwave chocolate cake recipe in ten minutes!

Being short of time is no excuse for not spoiling yourself and your family. Try this amazingly quick recipe for this seriously delicious decadent chocolate cake this winter evening! If you’re a choc fan, why not take a look at some more recipes like our birthday chocolate cake recipe or 3 minute mug cake!

Ingredients (serves 6 people)

  • 140g plain flour (or 110g plain flour and 30g cornflour)
  • 220g caster sugar
  • one heaped tablespoon baking powder
  • one pinch salt
  • two heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 250ml warm water
  • one-and-a-half teaspoons vanilla essence
  • two large eggs, beaten
  • 62ml (three tablespoons) sunflower oil
  • 90g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • one to two tablespoons evaporated milk, or cream

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  1. Grease a 20cm microwave or silicone ring cake pan.

  2. Mix the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt all together.

  3. In another bowl, mix the cocoa powder with the warm water until smooth, then add the vanilla essence. Add the eggs and oil and mix well.

  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a whisk to mix the batter until smooth. Pour this into the cake pan.

  5. Place a small, microwave-safe saucer upside down inside the microwave. Put the cake pan on top of this.

  6. Microwave the cake on the ‘high’ setting for five to seven minutes, depending on how powerful your microwave is. The higher the watt rating, the less time the cake will take to cook through.

  7. When it is ready, the cake should still be slightly moist on top. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes.

  8. While the cake is standing, make the chocolate topping. Heat the chocolate pieces and evaporated milk in the microwave for a few minutes until the chocolate begins to melt. Stir well until smooth.

  9. Remove the cake carefully from the pan and cool completely, then drizzle with the chocolate topping.

  10. If you have some time, it’s really fun for the kids to get involved and spend some quality time with you to make your cake even more special. Check out our easy cake decorating ideas in this article – Easy Cake Decorating Ideas for your kids.

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Wow going to make this for dessert tonight, this is going to make me a very popular mum tonight. Looks quick and easy thanks for the tip.

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I'm going to make it now, very easy! Thanks

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Brilliant idea and easy to do. Thanks x

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DEFO going to try this

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Chocolate cake,in a mug,in a microwave, in 10 minutes count me in !!! Definitely going to try this one out with my God children on Sunday.

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