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Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe

Recipe Video. Looking for an easy microwave chocolate cake recipe? We have got one for you. This recipe is a saviour for those who want to bake a super moist, spongy and a rich chocolate cake in a microwave.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 inch cake
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Hina Gujral



1 Cup = 250 ml

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ Cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 Cup caster sugar or powdered sugar
  • ¼ Cup lukewarm water

Ingredients for the chocolate ganache

  • 100 gram dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 5 tablespoon cream


  • Sift flour, baking powder, coffee powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
    batter making steps of microwave cake
  • Now add olive oil, eggs, vanilla essence and sugar. Mix nicely. Make sure no lumps or flour streaks remain in the cake batter. Do not mix the batter for too long.
    batter making steps of microwave cake
  • Pour lukewarm water and combine the cake batter once again to get a smooth consistency. 
    batter making steps of microwave cake
  • Grease a round microwave-safe dish with a teaspoon of butter.
  • Pour the prepared batter cake batter into the dish. Gently tap to pop any air bubbles. Cover the dish with a lid or cling foil.
  • Microwave on full power (800 watts) for 5 minutes. Insert a skewer and check if the cake is cooked. If it comes out clean it is ready.
  • Allow cake to stand for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove the cling film and turn out onto a cooling rack.

Prepare Chocolate Ganache:

  • Melt the chocolate in microwave on half power (600 watts) for approximately 2 minutes, stirring every 30 secs until melted.
  • Add the cream and mix thoroughly until the ganache turns smooth and glossy.
  • Spread the chocolate ganache over the cake only when it cools down to room temperature.
  • Cut slices of microwave chocolate cake and serve. 



  • Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before preparing the cake batter.
  • Be precise with the measurement of the ingredients.
  • You need to bake this microwave cake for exactly 5 minutes, covered at 800 watts.
  • Covering the batter while baking is a must to prevent ending up with a dry cake. 
  • Do not mix the cake batter for more than 2 – 3 minutes. Once no flour streaks or lumps remain, stop mixing. 
  • Any flavorless/odorless vegetable oil or olive oil is good enough for the microwave cake recipe.
  • good quality unsweetened cocoa powder is best for this recipe.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg