5 minute microwave chocolate cake

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sathya 2009-03-10 13:03:28


We tried this recipe this weekend and I got inspired to start a Recipes group also.

This was so easy that my 5 year old and I made it together. He measured and mixed the solid ingredients, I added the egg, butter and milk. And I did the final mixing when it was too hard for his little hands.

The recipe is from Dizzy Dee's blog (http://www.dizzy-dee.com/recipe/chocolate-cake-in-5-minutes) with one minor variation.


  • 1 large porcelain coffee mug
  • 4 spoons of maida
  • 4 spoons of sugar
  • 2 spoons of cocoa powder (pure cocoa)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter (not ghee) [DD says oil. I used butter]
  • 3 tablespoons of milk


Mix the maida, sugar and cocoa powder in a mug. Add the egg, melted butter and milk to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Pop it into the microwave for 3 minutes (I have a medium-sized Samsung and it was on high power).  About 1.5 minutes to 2 minutes into the microwaving, the cake rose above the mug.

The result:

The result was only "OK" if you love gourmet chocolate cakes. But if you are a busy parent who wanted to make something quick and tasty, then the resulting cake absolutely rocks. And it is so much fun doing it with the kids.

Other tips:

  • The microwave gets foggy during the baking
  • Take the cake out of the mug within a minute or two of taking the microwave out of the mug. Our second one was left inside the mug and took a quite a bit of tapping and wiggling etc.,
  • The mug gets very hot in the microwave. Be careful.
  • My kids added some chocolate syrup also on top of the cake
  • The leftover cake + syrup combo was stored in the fridge and tasted good the next day also.

I plan to experiment on this a little more to try and make it more healthy by using atta (whole wheat flour) instead of maida and by substituting palm sugar for the refined white sugar. Wish me luck!

MeeraS 2009-03-10 14:44:37


Hi sathya


nice receipe, let me also try and let u know.  we hv to start one session of receipes yar so that we can share,




MeeraS 2009-03-10 14:45:29


Hi sathya


nice receipe, let me also try and let u know.  we hv to start one session of receipes yar so that we can share,




sathya 2009-03-10 15:05:35



Good luck. Let me know how it goes.




PD 2009-03-10 15:35:25


Hey i think it's a great idea to start a recipe group! Do let me know if u have any eggless cake recipes!....

http://healthyandtasty.blogspot.com is a cool website with a very nice, tasty and healthy oats and veggie soup! do try it out....it is yummy!


MeeraS 2009-03-10 19:09:08


HI Sathya


can we use anything else inplace of cocoa powder, my son is allergic to this.,



sathya 2009-03-10 20:59:42


PD - A long time ago, someone told me that they use a mashed banana instead of an egg, in such recipes. I personally have not tried it. Maybe you can try and tell us :-)

Meera - Not an expert on this. But I think if you get pure baking chocolate bars, you can try using those as a substitute for cocoa.  Of course, the chocolate bars contain cocoa also. If your son is allergic to the cocoa in chocolate form also, then I do not know what to do. Any ideas anyone?



apar_sai 2009-03-11 13:12:40


Avoiding cocoa - The choclolate is just a flavour, right? Can't you just substitute it with strawberry syrup or mashed banana or something for a different flavour?

Thanks for the recipe. I'm interested in eggless varieties. I will try something out and post my comment.






Sumo 2009-07-20 16:27:32


Hi, Tried the recipe minus the egg.  Neat, easy procedure - just that 3 min actually burnt my cake  - but had all the makings of a great cake!  So,  I am encouraged to try again at 2 min with same ingredients minus egg.  Thanks for the easy recipe.




geethsrk 2009-07-21 09:31:26



Check this one for eggless chocolate cake - I actually used eggs.  http://www.egglesscooking.com/2008/08/25/eggless-chocolate-cake/#postTabs_ul_518

Check this one for eggless date cake - easy and tasty cake - http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2006/05/27/date-cake-eggless.

The blackforest cake recipe is also a good try from that site.

 I bake the cakes in a microwave in 800 power setting and the cakes turn out good in 5 minutes.

Have fun baking.



umasworld 2009-07-21 12:36:15


Ah! I'm tempted to try this - it sounds simple and easy. The last time I tried a cake recipe, it was a gooey mess and I haven't mustered enough courage to try it again. This recipe gives me hope...

The best thing about this recipe is the 'Other tips' part - thanks Sathya for that :-)  - very useful for a novice like me...

am also tempted to try a banana walnut combo and a vanilla variation...if anyone tries these, do let me know...



srilakshmi 2009-07-27 21:16:20


WOW, it was superb, instead of calling it cake we can call it as brownie.Thank u sathya.I myelf transformed into a kid and enjoyed doing it.


umasworld 2009-07-30 11:55:02



tried this only yesterday - 3 min made the cake a bit too rubbery, so tried 2 and a half and then 2mins. I thought 2 mins seemed better....

Tried the atta version and it came out well too..

planing to replace egg with banana today - will update you guys...



umasworld 2009-08-17 13:11:02


Replaced egg with long green ripe banana - had to m/w it for 5 mins. texture wasn't too great but tasted really yummy.


shwetha 2009-08-19 17:21:24


What a quick recipe. I added dry fruits and microwaved in a flat glass bowl after butter greasing for 2 minutes......Everyone liked it.......thanks Sathya


ndp 2009-08-20 08:20:57


wow!  ths sounds cool...

i am going to try it for sure .. may be today evening...i will try it and let you know:)


ruch21 2009-08-31 14:49:03


tried it wit my 3.5yr old daughter today..came out pretty good n she was thrilled 2 bits that she made it herself:) i stil can't bel how easy it was!!!

thx a ton Sathya..


Harshu 2009-09-02 21:27:20


i tried this reciepe quickly, with some driking chocolate............ i just loved it had as a tea time cake................ i greased my cup with little butter and made the batter in other bowl .it ensured the cake was stuck to it the cake just popped out... and also kept it only for 2 1/2 mins.   Thanks for the recipe. Could please tell me if could add some choc chips or some bits of choclate , i just want to make sure it doesnt melt!!!!!


kn0609 2009-09-22 20:19:54



Try substituting atta for maida and Jageery for Sugar (Same qty) But mix the sugar with milk nicely and strain to remove any mud particles. Add a bit of honey (may be a 5-6 drops) for more flavour...


Its a great snack with coffee and tea


Try the above and lemme know!



kn0609 2009-09-22 20:20:56


Sorry mix the jaggery with milk nicely and strain.... Sorry for the error...


mehr 2009-09-24 18:00:17



please suggest some eggless varieties.....the one above came out really nice..




kn0609 2009-09-24 23:53:51


HI try this...

Milkmaid - 1 tin

atta   - 200 gms

Butter - 100 gms

baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp

Salt - apinch

For Flavour :

Chocolate powder - 3 tbsps (50 gms) OR

Straberry crush / Mango crush/pineapple syrup - 3 tsps

Method :

Sift the dry Ingr (atta/baking powder and soda/choc poder if using/salt) thrice

in amixing bowl add milkmaid and butter and mix well till the butter melts and the mixture starts forming small bubbles

Grease a round 8inches cake tin and dust with little flour

Preheat oven to 150 Deg Celc

Add the sifted ing to the mixing bowl and add the flavouring and dry fruits if any.(dust the dry fruits in flour before adding).

Mix till the mixture resdembles a dropping consistence.

Drop the mixture in the cake tin and bake at 150 deg Celc for 30 mins or till the upper layer is brown and the cake doesnt stick to the needle test.


Remember : we are using atta instead of maida so.. the crust and core will be darker than maida.





mayura 2009-10-08 15:30:44


hi guys,

its cute to read such topics. i enjoyed reading the same. kudos to satya for the preparation and for Meera you can use grated carrots or dates diced finely which give exciting flavour and  is  equally healthy too. They taste very good when eaten warm which will be a new experience for children too. 

And for all banana freaks try this

dice bananas and roast them in tava with ghee. toast bread slices place these bananas slightly press and toast it again and serve it to your children. they will love the aroma and the chewy texture of the toast. Its helps sweet tooth children to avoid jams. 


enigma 2009-11-12 18:14:12


tried out the choclate brownie today n was successful as my kid liked it . thanx for this quick recipe :).. keep posting regulary such yummy receipies sathya


sthawari 2010-06-07 13:28:48


Hi Sathya,

Thanks for such a quick and tasty recipe of cake. I have tried it with maida first then Wheat flour. I also used strawberry crush. it gave a very good taste and my daughter liked it very much. Thanks a lot once again. Waiting for some more recipes like this.


roses 2010-07-16 10:39:05


Hi Sathya: Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

I used to have a very basic cake recipe (5mts in micro) and have been hoping I could do those cakes all over again. They were a hit!! Quick and easy!! I am sure this one will be the one!

Btw, are you the one in the picture with the two sweet kids. Please tell me it is your husband ! Coz if my husband gets the whiff of a 'Daddy Sathya' making yum cakes he will not abandon the kitchen and my cooking tools. Can you imagine the chaos :-)!! 


mickey 2010-07-19 17:17:28


Hello Satya,

Thanks a ton for the lovely  3 min cake recipe. It took only 3 minutes and not 5 mins.

I didn't put the batter in a cup though. It was in a dish. I would try with the wheat flour too.




chitrapaul 2010-07-19 18:08:32


Hello Satya,

The recipe sounds really good. Thanks for the same. Am going to try it out at the earliest for my son.






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