One Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake. A Blessing!

Happy New Year to the most amazing people who read my blog! And a Happy New Year to those who don't, too. You guys are unbelievable, so awesome, that you read the posts I put up as a hobby baker, and encourage me so much. Fierce digital and virtual hugs to all of you!

Meanwhile, this New Year has been frigid here in Delhi. Absolutely bone chilling. The tip of my nose, and my fingers have become tiny little icicles. Temperatures have dropped to 2.7 degrees, and I'm not kidding. All you want to do is wrap yourself up like a shwarma and never get out of there. 

It was on one such Saturday afternoon that I had an insane craving for some chocolate cake. It was all I could see, all I could smell, all I could taste and all I could feel. Yes, I tend to get just that emotional about food related stuff!

I read on quite a few blogs and on that heaven, Pinterest, about Mug Cakes. One Minute Mug Cakes. Did I read that right? One minute? Microwave? Apparently in one mug? Again, one minute?? Oh happy day! I could prepare, make and eat my cake in less than 10 minutes (you underestimate my eating speed when I crave cake) and not make a mess? Yes people, birthday wishes ARE answered.

So here goes. My One Minute Microwave Chocolate (or Double or Triple ;) ) Cake. It's moist, springs back to touch and understands your need to eat cake in the next 5 minutes.

Mile High Yumminess!

One Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake

You need:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter at least
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder/ Hot Chocolate powder. 
  • 2 tbsp sugar. You don't necessarily need to use powdered sugar for this. But this depends from oven to oven. Increase to a bit if using Cocoa Powder because it's unsweetened. I had the experience of mistaking it for sweetened Hot Chocolate powder. Long story short, I now read labels very carefully.
  • A pinch each of baking powder and salt. Don;t add baking powder if you want a fudgy brownie.
  • A few drops of vanilla
  • An ovenproof mug/ ramekin
  • Chocolate chips/ butterscotch chips/ raspberries/ nuts/ raisins/ any other embellishment, if you so want!

The How:
  • Whisk together the melted butter and the sugar till mixed in the mug/ ramekin.
  • Crack in the egg. Whisk it nicely.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder and vanilla and whisk till nice and smooth.
  • Spoon in the flour one spoon at a time. Mix well. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • At this point, add in the chips/ nuts etc. Give it a stir.
  • Add the salt and the baking powder. One final stir.
  • Put this mug into the oven and set the microwave setting (whatever is your default) for 1 minute.
  • The cake will rise alarmingly! Don't worry :)
  • After that one minute, test for doneness. The cake will also fall into the cup.
  • If need be, zap it in the oven in 10-20 seconds blocks unless done.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, if it isn't freezing like it is in Delhi.

That's the last shot I got before I demolished it!

What's left? Take a spoon and dig in!
FYI, if you want a fudgey brownie like cake, don't add the baking powder and control the time.

Until the next time, eat, love and be very happy!


  1. I make this awesome nutelaa 3 minute cake which everyone loves..mum and her friends have hooked onto it in fact!!

    your recipe is similar, so I know definitely that how yumm this should be tasting :)

  2. It did it's really really REALLY comforting in this freezing cold!

  3. Lovely! <3
    Thanks for sharing. I'll be trying this tomorrow, first thing in the morning. :)

  4. It came out really well...thanks...keep sharing

  5. Akanksha: Thank you!
    Asmeeta: I will, thanks for encouraging my efforts!

  6. flour means which flour you are using???

  7. Looking Wickedly delicious!
    I am chocoholic.... and at times the cravings I ger for chocos is too much... nd this is for that times.
    Thanks for this ;)

    1. Oh this is literally a piece of cake! Do try it!

      And thanks for reading!

  8. U r a brilliant cook !
    choc cake at home. My god . I will bookmark and show to my husband as he is a passionate cook :P

    1. Hey Potterhead!
      Oh you should try this. It is SO easy!

      And thanks for reading!

  9. OMG I thought its new year already..hahaaha It this for real ?can u actually make cake in one minute....magical.lemme try this.

    1. Hi Sailor's wife :)

      It is the sweetest magic ever!

      And thanks for reading!

  10. This has been my savior a lot of times when midnight hunger pangs struck! :)

    1. Hey Swapna,

      I know right?!

      And thanks for reading!

  11. ha! I saw this on Pinterest but have yet to try it! Now that I know that you've tested and tried it, I'll do the same!


    1. Yo Roshni!

      Oh god you have to, it's the easiest!

      And thanks for reading!


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