Monday, September 14, 2009

6 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake

I am going to part with a trade secret. My recipe for a wholemeal flour Chocolate Cake that was re-named in my childhood home as

6 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake.

This recipe has been my emergency fall back since I discovered it at the age of 12! Our family had just bought our first microwave and we were in awe at how this turntable oven could cook our food so quickly. It seemed so space age. It came with a cook book and it was in this book that I came across this amazing recipe.

Aged 12, I transcribed it in curly joined up writing using my best cartridge ink pen into a small notebook that I wanted to fill up with favourite recipes for when I got married.

Well here I am, 3 times older, married and with the little tattered notebook still in my kitchen. The words are faded and I have had to write Metric grams next to the old Imperial ounces.

And now this recipe is going to leap into the modern age of the Internet so that I will have a back up copy of it and you can share it too.


3oz - 75 grams Wholemeal Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1oz - 25 grams Cocoa
4oz - 110 grams Butter
4oz - 110 grams Sugar
2 Eggs
3 tbsp Water

Beat all ingredients together for 2 minutes with an electric beater. Put into a bowl and cook in microwave for 6 minutes at full power or in oven for 20 minutes.

4oz - 110 grams Icing Sugar
1/2 oz - 10 grams Cocoa
1 1/2 oz - 30 grams Butter
2 tbsp Milk

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and melt, stir well and pour over cake immediately.

I guarantee you that you can make, cook, ice and clean up from this cake in 20 minutes as I found myself doing this weekend.

I hopped into the passenger seat of the car with this on my lap and the only problem was that it was still so hot that I had red knees when I got to my destination!

Happy Baking!

4 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. I have a recipe book just like yours! :) When I was younger, I would find recipes in magazines or newspapers that I liked, cut them out and paste them in my book. I would also copy recipes from other books in it. Your cake recipe sounds delicious and so easy...thanks for sharing!

  2. OOOHHHH, this looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I am going to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. United States, woman! How many cups of flour?