I’m not a baker by any stretch of the imagination.
But whipping ingredients together (and licking the cake mixture) is such a fun part of childhood, I’ve promised myself to make more goodies with the kids.
To ease us in gently, I decided to make this 5 minute chocolate cake recipe.
I’d found it online the night before and literally devoured the results.
This was actually my third attempt at microwave baking but it’s BY FAR the best microwave cake recipe I’ve tried.
The first ‘cake in a mug’ recipe turned out super stodgy and eggy smelling. The second minute microwave cake without eggs was much better (i.e. gooier) but it included a spoon of peanut butter to keep it moist, and it was just a little bit too… peanut buttery.
This lady has my favourite recipe so far because she’s figured out just the right amount of egg to use (2 tablespoons). Her top suggestion is that you keep experimenting with cooking times for your own microwave, as well as the combination of ingredients to achieve your ideal taste and texture.
Did I mention that I made this two nights in a row? It’s the perfect midnight munchies treat.
I nuked it a little the second time, so the cake was more of a brownie and we gobbled it up with ice cream on top. Om to da nom.
The boys were fighting over the mug.
Jed practically ate the spoon.
5 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons whisked egg
Splash of vanilla or other flavouring
Hint: If you’d like it fudgier, skip the egg.
Handful of chocolate chips or broken up chocolate bar (we used some Choc Aid, little chocolate plasters for life’s boo boos!). You can substitute with a spoonful of peanut butter or Nutella if you fancy.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large cup. Add the egg and mix to a paste. Chuck in the milk and oil and the chocolate bits. Splash in flavouring and stir well.
Pop in the microwave and cook. Schoochmaroo recommends between 3 minutes (1000w oven) and 4 minutes (700w). Our oven is 850w and the 3 minutes was solid for the first night, 3 and a half minutes made it more crunchy. Next time, I’ll try 2 minutes to keep it extra moist.
Also I used a deep and wide cup so there’s no crowning over the top like the original recipe, but this didn’t affect the boys’ appreciation!
More Microwave Cake Recipes
A plain Microwave Sponge Cake via Lifehacker
A no-flour, healthier version of 1 minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake by Chocolate Covered Katie
Find more recipes by Schoochmaroo at Instructables
Have you tried baking in the microwave? What are your favourite recipes?