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Absolutely Divine Microwave Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. Mix dry ingredients until thoroughly blended. Add liquids and stir to a light brown mixture. Grease 1 quart baking dish.
2. Pour batter into prepared dish. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute.
3. Stir in the melted chocolate. Microwave1 more minute and let sit until cool.
I know microwaving sounds odd, but trust me, it does not hurt the taste!You can frost if you want, but the cake is very rich by itself and it might just taste better plain. (I have not tried frosting yet, though, so tell me if you find something that works).

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Wonderful!!!! I followed the lead of other commenters-I used applesauce for the oil and omitted the chocolate chips and it is great!! My microwave usually cooks on the fast side but I let it cook for 2 minutes 10 seconds and it came out perfect-knife inserted into middle came out clean. Like others I spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top immediately and it spread very easily as it 'melted'. I cut it and served it warm. For those who are texture sensitive, this is a bit rubbery looking. But for those who need a quick cake, or don't want to warm the home with an oven, or want a small cake (I cut into 6 reasonable size slices) then this is the recipe to keep and make-and share!! Thanks!


My cake was delicious but it was uncooked and gooey in the centre, whot could be the reason for that? Frown I used twice the amount of baking powder as i ran out of baking soda...

Please help! i need to make a chocolate cake for my vegan bf Smile


Oh my god! Tried out the recipe toady and it was delicious. The cake came out really well. I think I'm going to make this cake for every celebratory occasion from now onwards! 



I finally registered after using recipes on here forever! Why?
Because this microwave cake creation has changed my life.....hmmmm probably not in a good nutritional way but whatever :)

I wanted to add that you can make this with a mix of 2/3 rice flour & 1/3 tapioca flour, with a little bit of xanthan gum. There's probably a better GF mix, but this worked for me! I also used GF chocolate peanut butter as a frosting! Yummmmm.


so good!


Since no one else was home for me to share this with, I somewhat made 1/3 of the recipe. I mixed together 4 tbsp of whole wheat flour, 1 tbsp of honey, 1/3 tbsp of cocoa, 1/8 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of water, 1/3 of a banana, and 1 tbsp of chocolate mint chips and microwaved it for 58 seconds. Yum! So much better than I expected.


This is so perfect for when you're feeling kind of lazy, yet in need of something sweet. I've made it sooo many times in the past week (which is when I came upon the recipe), I don't know if that's good or not. Haha.
I've mixed in peanut butter, mashed bananas, and a few other things. This recipe can't go wrong. I also usually top it with some rice nectar. Clearly I am just trying to make it more fattening. :D


Last week I spent a good hour or so slaving over a chocolate cake for my ma's birthday. I thought it would totally be worth it because the recipe came from a popular and joyful vegan baking cookbook. It was semi-decent, and my mom said it was ok, but I deemed it a failure because of how much time I had spent on it. Today out of curiousity and skeptisism I tried this recipe, half- heartedly wanting it to fail. After the first bite I realized that I am going to gain at least five hundred pounds now that I have this recipe, and that I want to marry whoever posted this. I plan on making it every night for dinner for at least the next month. I also took some to my ma and she asked why I didn't make this one for her birthday. Congrats on coming up with a better recipe that can be made in less than five freakin' minutes. Plus it's still amazing without chocolate chips.


omg, omg, omg!!! thank you!!!


Thank you for this!  How Easy!!
I used two round shallow pyrex dishes one at a time, microwave 1 min, stir, then 1.5 minutes, let sit and topped with thawed frozen raspberries and juice (speed defrost in the microwave).   I used whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil, carob chips, and no powdered sugar.  Great recipe!

Diabetic info:
This was 117g/ carbohydrates per half recipe (no powdered sugar w/ 1/2 c. carob chips total).  Add 12g carbs for 3/4 c raspberries (which is a little tricky if you really warm them up in the microwave). We ate and enjoyed as two heaping servings, but probably 4 servings would be more reasonable.



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