I know I am going to be making this more often. And whats more..I can even make this at midnight to satisfy my cravings for a chocolate cake…which will be quite often from now on..
Instant Eggless Chocolate Cake
5 minute microwave cake!
- Plain flour (maida – 3 tbsp)
- Castor sugar – 3 tbsp
- Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
- Baking soda – ¼ tsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Curd – 3 tbsp
- Cooking oil (neutral – 3 tbsp)
- Vanilla essence – ¼ tsp
- Chocolate Chip – ½ tbsp
- Pecans – 2 tsp (chopped)
You will need
- 1 Microwave – safe coffee mug or a small Micro safe bowl
- Take a micro safe mug/ bowl. Add in all the dry ingredients. Mix once.
- Add in all the wet ingredients. Mix well with a small hand whisk so that no lumps remain.
- Now add the optional ingredients. Here I did not add the pecans but only the choco chip. Stir once.
- Keep the mug in a microwave (with Microwave Mode ON & NOT Convection/ Combi). Micro at maximum power (mine`s 900 W) for 1.5 mins. Take out & check if done. Else keep for another 30 seconds. (Note : I kept at 80% Power for 1.5 mins + 45 seconds)
- Your instant chocalate-y delight is ready!
I recommend adding the chocolate chips as the cake by itself is not too sweet but just right. If you want to skip the choco chip than serve the cake with some powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
May even serve with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
The Micro/ cooking time varies depending on the capacity of your microwave.
Do not over cook the cake. It is done even if it a bit fudgy around the edges (unlike a regular cake baked in an oven). The cake will continue to cook as it cools down. So wait for a few mins before you serve!
Make sure that the mug has a ‘Microwave – safe’ symbol at the bottom. Aluminium, steel, ceramics with gold rim, melamine, fine glassware, crystal ware, ceramics or special plastic ware with metal rim etc are NOT microwave safe.
Fancy ceramics, Special Plastic Microwave containers, Glass ceramics (heat resistant) are microwave safe provided they are so recommended by the manufacturer.
Keep only one mug at a time in the microwave.
For the above recipe, may even add 3 tbsp milk instead of curd. Remaining ingredients are the same.
Make sure the batter covers only half of the mug. The cake will rise well as it cooks but will settle down on cooling.