Desserts in a Jiffy

Recipe: 1 Minute Microwave Flourless Chocolate Cake

Do you sometimes get an intense craving for a mouthful of deep dark chocolaty yumminess?

I do... almost every other week

Single-serving microwave cake recipes are perfect for such times. However, most of them never worked for me. Unless I ate them scalding hot and burnt my mouth in the process. Once cool, they almost always turned out dry and hard.

Finally I tried out a recipe for microwave flourless cake. That was better than the ones with flour. But it was still a little more pudding-like and a little less cake-like. Until I added some Nutella to the batter :) That was perfect. Even after an hour, when the cake was cool, it was moist and cakey...

Some days later, I also experimented using peanut butter instead of nutella and it resulted in a wonderful chocolate peanut flavoured cake.

Its very easy to make and takes just about a minute to cook.

Just mix all the ingredients in a cup

Microwave on high power (Mine goes upto 900W) for exactly 1 minute. And take it out of the microwave.

Wait for it to cool and enjoy!

Adapted from the recipes found here and here.

Egg- 1 beaten
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Nutella (or any other chocolate nut spread) - 1 Tbsp
Cocoa - 1 and 3/4 Tbsp
Sugar - 2 Tbsp
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Any cooking oil (preferably one without a strong smell) - 2 tsp


Mix all the wet ingredients in a big cup and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Microwave at high power (900W) for 1 minute.  The cake will rise and double in size. The top of the cake might be slightly wet for a few seconds when you take it out of the microwave. But it will set in a few seconds.

Cool and enjoy

This is a rich, dark moist cake and can also be served with fruits and vanilla ice-cream.

The best thing about this cake is that it is a quick-fix solution for a chocolate cake craving and there is no danger of over-eating and messing up your diet especially if you are on a diet.


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