Tuesday, 26 June 2012

5 minute microwave chocolate cake with nutella, in a cup

I'm trying to eat lesser sweets. It's very hard!!! So I don't buy chocolates or the lovely ghee cake we get in our neighbourhood bakery, or ice cream....sigh! Let's us say I'm still trying hard. Anyway, what with my 'not so strong' resolution, the current situation at home is, unlike earlier there is nothing 'sweet' lying around at any given point of time.

You know those times after lunch or dinner, when your taste buds and palate demand something sweet. My sister asked me to try yoghurt or just water to put an end to the craving. I stayed off  my dessert for a week. What an achievement! That deserved a celebration...something sweet obviously!
I was my usual lazy self, and couldn't bother to make a cake and was too lazy to step out to buy a chocolate. So a quick and easy, not to forget, lovely cake in cup, it was! It was yum!!! IT only takes minutes to put together and less than 2 minutes to cook! I took the liberty of finishing a cup and was generous enough to leave half a cup  for J
The next time I made them, I used my ramekins. I've been waiting for a reason. to use them. I love their pretty colours. Anyway, these mini quick are great. It would taste better with icecream or custard as Sandee suggests. I did find it a bit dry, so next time, I might reduce the cooking time by 10 seconds or so. The additon of nutella does take to higher level as you can anticipate. Sandee said it was 'brownie'ish; but my end product was more like a cake, hence the name. If you do try it, let me know how the consistency was. 
These are so easy to put together, when your lil' one decides to bring a couple of friends, have sudden guests, or feel like a home made sweet bite.

Microwave Cake in a cup in 5 minutes

What you need

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of nutella
  • quarter teaspoon of baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 soft candy, toffee type 


  1. We put in a bowl all ingredients except candy and egg shell, which we know. Mix well.
  2. We get two large cups, split the dough between them.
  3. We put a couple of candy in each cup, pressing them to sink into the batter.
  4. We put a cup in the microwave, and schedule 1 minute 45 seconds (full power). 
  5. Serve hot or warm ideally, alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a little cream, ...


Sandee hasn't used a standard measuring spoon. You could take a look at her step-by-step pictures here. That perhaps explains the difference in consistency. 


  1. I love quick microwave cakes... It's such a great thing just to know that I can bake myself a cake next 5 minutes. For me it's become a necessity since I turned vegan... I'm yet to find a bakery here in Kerala which sells vegan cakes...

    Your cake does look great in those colorful ramekins... pre Vegan days I used to be a fan of nutella... I can imagine how tasty this must be. :)

    1. I agree with you completely! I was actually skeptical about the taste, since I don't cook on the microwave at all..It is really good for the time and the effort if I can say so myself...tee hee...Thank you so much for your lovely comments


Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog. Do drop a line if you have time. I would love to hear from you.