Chocolate microwave cake

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A couple weeks after I figured out regular microwave cake I had a serious craving for chocolate cake. I needed it! While I've got a lovely recipe for a gigantic chocolate cake, I wasn't feeling too excited about baking for an hour after work. :)

This chocolate microwave cake recipe is nearly exact to the original microwave cake, but we're subbing out a little flour for cocoa powder!
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Typically I don't really get too technical with the measuring of flour via tablespoons, I just put 2-3 tablespoons of the cocoa powder in a 1/2 cup measure and then throw the flour in on top. :D

And speaking of cocoa powder - the better you use here the better it will taste! I highly suggest Callebaut baking cocoa. I ordered some for the test kitchen and I loooooove it.

Step 2: Mixing!

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Mix together the melted butter and the sugar, and then add in everything else!

Whisk it together until it's really smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Pour into ramekins/mugs

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Spray your ramekins with cooking spray or smear some butter inside.

Divide the mixture in half between two ramekins or mugs.

Step 4: Microwave!

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Cover each ramekin with plastic wrap - leave a little vent on one of the edges.

Pop them in the microwave for 60 seconds. Make sure to do them one at a time!

(My microwave at home is 600W, and the one in the test kitchen is 1000W - and there was only a five second difference in cooking time.)

Once they're out, let them cool slightly and then turn them out onto a plate.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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You just made a five minute chocolate cake that tastes like chocolate cake! HOORAY!

Thanks to Nicole and Wade for helping me finish this one off. :D
imzwho1 year ago
saw it... tried it... loved it... you deserve a medal
pkrause11 year ago
tried and felt for delicious <3
just made this and it's awesome! just what I needed!
BorealisArt4 months ago

This was absolutely *delicious*! My daughter and I made it and put some frozen raspberries in a layer between the batter. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks!

vyusti.kumar5 months ago

This recipe is awesomely easy and tasty!!!! I made it but it came out a bit dense, though it was still tasty

emilyga8 months ago

OMG amazing:)) I made 3 teacup sized cakes with one batch of mixture. Actually my 7 year old made the mixture ;) Thank you so much for posting.

zharrhen11 months ago

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is Hershey's cocoa powder ok?
jessyratfink (author)  amandabestor1 year ago
Yep! I use that at home sometimes. :)

You might want to up the amount of it if it's not chocolate-y enough by a half tablespoon, though!
sorry I ment soon
sounds delicious. I hope I can make it soom.
derpcakes1 year ago
I put more sugar and more cocoa for more chocolate! I am going to try it with some chocolate chips mixed with the cocoa!
Bjaishot921 year ago
Soooooo good, I served it warm with chocolate syrup instead of whipped cream though.
1Dgirl1 year ago
aw its cute and delish
Luv2Draw1 year ago
I tried this it was sooo easy great non messy so tasty!
Luv2Draw1 year ago
Cant wait to try it might make it for family breakfast tommorrow
cdurell1 year ago
I'm a little scared of using plastic wrap, it seems like it sticks to the cake and melts (when I tried the plain recipe), what would happen if you omit it?
where is the amount of baking powder? it's in the picture but not the recipe??
Step 1: Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
6 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks so delicious!!!
blueoven1 year ago
Recipe in conplete where is the icing
dupes8881 year ago
Too tasty i love your work
tanoofire1 year ago
So tasty!
looks yummy!
Absolutely awesome. Made one of the original cakes so I'm gonna have to try this one
I am going to make this with my granddaughter and grandson. They are going to have so much fun! Thanks so much for posting!!
Looks delicious!
Kona-chan1 year ago
i get hungry, only looking at it
Great Pictures!

Cindy021 year ago
OMG that's looks so good your a good cook
I want to eat it all over again!!!!