Two-Minute Microwave Eggless Chocolate Cake | Eggless Baking

There are days of hunger pangs for a yummy homemade cake.  Then there are times when there is no patience for preheating an oven.  Then there are days when baking a big cake for just one or two persons is not practical.  Ahhh.  What to do?!


This two-minute microwave eggless chocolate cake is the solution.  Trust me.


It will take just few minutes to measure the ingredients and bring everything together.  You don’t even have to be precise, really!  Give this quick chocolate cake recipe a try once to get an idea.  Then the next time you have surprise guests over, assembling a dessert for them will be a piece of cake.  Literally.


Two-Minute Microwave Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe
Serves 1-2

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
⅛ tsp baking soda
⅛ tsp salt
1½ Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract


Whether you prepare everything inside one mug or mix in a bowl and transfer to other baking dish:
1. Mix dry ingredients using fork or a small sieve.
2. Add wet ingredients and mix, no lumps.
3. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes straight.
4. Test doneness with toothpick; should come out clean.
5. Let cool down for 5-10 minutes then serve cake in mugs or invert onto a plate, decorate, relish.

Serving options: once the cake is cooled dust some powdered sugar, and/or top it with whipped cream, and/or drizzle some chocolate or caramel sauce, and/or garnish with a scoop of ice cream, and/or add some chocolate chips or nuts.  Or as is.  Still yum.


In the microwave, if you keep an eye you will see the chocolate cake rises to the top instantly within 1 minute then slowly falls down.  (I love watching it!)  So make sure your batter is no more than half the mug/baking dish otherwise it will overflow.

I like this quantity of cocoa powder, but you might want to add ½ Tbsp more for a darker chocolate cake.  But adding any more will make the cake bitter (or add more sugar to balance).

Blunder Alert!
Once I microwaved it for 3 minutes.  Upon cooling, the cake turned into a stone.  Oops.

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Yesterday I made this quick microwave 2-minute eggless chocolate cake with quick strawberry fans and blueberries placed on the sides and quick melted chocolate text piped on plate and quick sprinkle of powdered sugar...for my mother-in-law's birthday.
Total duration: 25 minutes
MIL's happiness: timeless


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30 comments:

  1. OH, this looks brilliant. love the pics too. May i ask what program you use to edit your pics, mainly for editing the writing in the pictures. Am looking out for something for my pics on the blog too, thank you :)

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    1. Thanks! I use Photoshop, but adding simple text on pictures or adding watermark (changing opacity) can be done on Picasa too.

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  2. looks yummy..... just a ques....i dont see baking powder in this recipe... its not required?

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    1. Yep, just baking soda is enough in this one.

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  3. I just made it and tasted wonderful. Can we skip the cocoa powder and just make it as vanilla cake?

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    1. Yes Geetha, the concept of substituting cocoa powder with the same amount of all-purpose flour to make vanilla cake would work, but in this recipe the chocolate cake would taste and have better texture than vanilla cake.

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  4. Jus now tried this..waiting for it cool down!
    Suchitra

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  5. Turned out great. Exact measurements, maybe eyeballed 1/8 measurements as I dint'have the measuring spoon...Hubby usually not a chocolate fan, abs loved it. Needless to say, my son gorged it!

    Have tried out many dessert in a cup recipe from internet, so far this was the best, calorie wise, taste wise!
    Suchitra

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear this feedback from you Suchitra! So glad you and your hubby liked it. This recipe sure is a keeper.
      P.S.: Send me a pic if you clicked; I like to add to my Reader Feedback album on Facebook page

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    2. All devoured and gone! :)...Will do it again, my son is pestering me to do it again. Will send a pic. Thanks!
      Suchitra

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  6. Oh this looks awesome...i too find baking a bit tedious with all the preheating and all the ingredients...but this looks simple and minimal ingredients..will give it a try😊

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    1. Oh yes, do give it a try and let me know how you liked it...I'm sure you'll love it!

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  7. Mine turned bitter. Is this becoz I skipped the vanilla extract?

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    1. No Bindu, that would not have affected. May be you added extra cocoa powder, or your cocoa powder is Dutch processed, or you like your cake a little more sweet (add a Tbsp more sugar in this case)?

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  8. I tried this ...outcome is perfect and yummy too. thanks for this wonderful and quick recipe. keep posting

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  9. Hi Nisha, I tried your recipe. It turned hard. We had it after an hour. Do we have to eat it immediately.?

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry. I have usually eaten and served this cake within an hour soon as it cools down but it never turned hard except when I microwaved it an extra minute on high power. Did you microwave it too long by any chance?

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  10. Brilliantly written and finely shot. Love the cake

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  11. Oh my God! It turned out awesome :) Why would I ever go back to baking for half an hour? You have created a fabulous recipe.

    A big fan,
    Divya

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  12. Nisha..just now finished eating my mug cake made by following your recipe...most delicious chocolate cake i ever had..Will surprise my family in the evening.
    Thanks alot for this

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  13. hi nisha, im from mauritius, i dropped on your site while looking whats the common name for carom seeds! i have lots of lots of cup recipes but never an eggless. I will do that at work during lunch time, my veg, hindu friends fasting or tamils fast on fridays would jump with joy im sure. Big hug. Allyah.

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    1. I will be happy to hear next time how you all enjoyed the mug cake! :)

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  14. Hey..you mentioned granulated sugar but not powdered sugar?

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    1. Yep, you need just the regular white granulated sugar!!

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  15. hi,
    what can we substitute instead of coca powder?

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  16. Hi.. Tried this recipe yesterday for my nephew & he loved it... Thanks..
    Any suggestions to turn it to vanilla or strawberry cake as they r his favourite...

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  17. Hi.. Tried this recipe yesterday for my nephew & he loved it... Thanks..
    Any suggestions to turn it to vanilla or strawberry cake as they r his favourite...

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