All-in-one microwave chocolate cake

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Serves: 6

By MrsWeasley

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  • 150g self-raising flour (sifted)

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 3 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 40g cocoa powder

  • 175g soft margarine

  • 3 medium eggs


  1. Just like the name, all the ingredients are added at once, so combine all of them in a bowl and mix together using a wooden spoon or electric hand mixer.
  2. Spoon into a lightly greased microwave-safe dish and level the top. A china casserole dish, glass dish or a soufflé dish are all ideal, or indeed a microwave cake dish!
  3. Microwave on full power for 7 minutes. Allow to stand for 1 minute. Turn out and allow to cool.
  4. Decorate as required.

Handy Hint

If it is cool, split in half and fill with chocolate butter cream icing, then spread some more on top. This cake can be made in a food processor and makes an excellent base for a chocolate trifle. The recipe was tested in a 900w microwave, so adjust cooking times to suit wattage of microwave being used.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • chocolate

  • cake

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  • hugjen 19/01/15 19:57

    Really nice quick recipe. Little one helped make it then we had it warm with custard, definitely more a sponge pudding than cake.

  • Mumfun 01/10/12 21:11

    Great recipe. make it very often now. Very useful for school events. Kids love it. I make it with butter!

  • iomegawoman 19/09/11 19:04

    This looks great, can it be cooked in a conventional fan oven?

  • Patiloo 16/06/11 05:10

    Was amazed at how good this is. Used chocolate buttercream filling and piped more on the top then scattered a few silver balls and hey presto. How impressive (and how quick)

  • Fuzzywuzzywozabear 14/06/11 18:28

    Only kids have tried it so far. They've given it the thumbs up. Ive got an 800watt oven and did it for an extra 2 mins.

  • PazzaPlusTwo 14/06/11 17:28

    Very bad, very baaad... save yourselves! I've made and eaten three already, they take 20 mins flat even if you're as non-domestic as me ... waistline NIGHTMARE. <>

  • harrietlichman 13/06/11 16:20

    unbeliveably easy and came out fab!

  • Darnsarfupnorf 12/06/11 21:12

    Has anyone dont this in a 750W microwave? how long did you put it in for?

  • 3babesfull 09/06/11 19:42

    I was very popular tonight! We ate it with strawberries and ice cream. I only had butter in the house so softened it in the microwave in a glass casserole and then mixed it all together in the same bowl before cooking - one thing to wash up! :)

  • Cantstopshouting 09/06/11 17:05

    Its yum and very easy but i have a question: What are these chocolate cake emergencies of which you speak?

  • MarionCole 26/06/10 21:08

    That's too good and too easy. My waistline will never be the same, now I won't even get exercise from walking to the shop when I want a quick cake fix.

  • kslatts 27/03/09 08:28

    We made this warm and had it as dessert with some vanilla ice-cream, it was very quick and easy and tasted good.

  • westy 22/02/08 11:03

    I made this last night and it comes up really light . We had it hot with ice cream and it made a great chocolate sponge pudding

  • MrsWeasley 26/01/08 23:38

    quick and easy ideal for an emergency.