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Chocolate Cake

The Gods must have been smiling on me the other day, as after school, the Smalls played together so nicely-no squabbling, poking or teasing-very lovely indeed.
To celebrate the occasion (and in a vain attempt to reinforce the idea that this is the kind of behaviour that we want…) I decided to make pudding.
At about 5.50pm.
When we eat at 6pm.

Praise be for Microwave Chocolate Cake!
And Google.
I did a quick Google search, and came up with this recipe here, which I adapted slightly.

If you haven’t tried it, then you really need to-super quick and easy, works very well as an attempted bribe for good behaviour  a last minute pud or cake.

This is what you need:

  • 110g plain flour
  • 150g sugar (I used 110g caster sugar in the cake itself, and 40g caster sugar in the topping)
  • 65g cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 85g salted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water

This is what you do:

  • In a  largish bowl, place the flour, 110g of sugar, 55g cocoa and the baking powder, and mix well (I might even go so far as to advocate sifting on this one, to get rid of the cocoa lumps)
  • Combine the butter, egg, warm water and vanilla extract, and then add to the dry mix and stir well (don’t panic if it’s a bit lumpy)
    Micro choc cake1
  • Mix the remaining cocoa powered and sugar together and then sprinkle on top
    Micro choc cake2
  • Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes
    Micro choc cake3
  • Serve with raspberries fresh from the garden and clotted cream (optional!)
    Micro choc cake4

PS. This even counts as a low energy pud, as the microwave is super efficient, so you can at least feel virtuous on that score…!



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  • Reply lesleygcooper July 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Jen, have you tried chocolate fudge on hot chocolate pudding? Super good, I have found that ordinary oil is fine in a cake that isn’t just a plain vanilla one and use it all the time now, it cuts the cost quite a bit, it would certainly be fine in a choc microwave cake if you wanted to do that.
    The choc fudge sauce is in this post, about half way down http://thriftylesley.com/chocolate-fudge-cake-made-with-or-without-eggs-32p-or-29p-a-wodge/

    • Reply Jen July 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Sounds delicious! Will give it a try 🙂

  • Reply The Pie Patch July 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve make microwave syrup sponge before but never chocolate cake. It’s been a totally pants weekend here so I’m making this after dinner to cheer up my grumpy children. Thank you! ☺

    • Reply Jen July 14, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Hope they enjoyed it, and your weekend got better!

  • Reply lindaswildlifegarden July 13, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely Jen I do a nine minute pudding in the microwave supper quick

    • Reply Jen July 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Sounds great Linda!

  • Reply carla July 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Looks tasty 🙂 never successfully made a microwave cake

    • Reply Jen July 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Give this one a go Carla-super easy, and even tasted nice the next day!

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