Microwave chocolate cake

By Kirstin Buick
20 January 2017

Whip up a deliciously gooey choc cake in minutes!

MAKES 1 MEDIUM CAKE Preparation time: 10 minutes Baking time: 12-15 minutes


  • 250 ml (1 c) cake flour
  • 250 ml (1 c) sugar
  • 15 ml (1 T) baking powder
  • 1 ml (¼ t) salt
  • 45 ml (3 T) cocoa
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 250 ml (1 c) boiling water
  • 60 ml (¼ c) oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, whisked


  • 200 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 ml (½ t) vanilla essence
  • 60 ml (¼ c) water

Line the bottom of a 2 litre ice-cream container with paper towel.

1 CAKE Sift the dry ingredients together.

2 Mix the vanilla essence, boiling water, oil and eggs together in a large bowl.  Add the dry ingredients, beating until it is well blended.

3 Pour the mixture into the prepared container. Place in on an inverted saucer or microwave over stand. Microwave on 100 % power for 12-15 minutes or until the cake is springy to the touch. Leave the cake to stand for 2 minutes.

4 ICING place all the ingredients together in a glass bowl and microwave until the chocolate has melted. Stir at 30 second intervals or the chocolate pieces will retain their shape even if they melt. Whisk until smooth and pour over the cooled cake.

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