Microwave Oven Chocolate Cake

This has to be hands down the quickest cake to bake, it takes just 6 minutes – don’t think you can beat that.  It is not quite as light as most cakes; it is however spongy and very moist and is ideal for last minute guests popping in for a tea time treat.

Microwave Oven Chocolate Cake



250ml cake flour
250ml sugar
12.5ml baking powder
Pinch of salt
40ml cocoa
3 eggs
12.5ml oil
5ml vanilla essence
250ml warm water


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine all the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and bake in a ring pan for 6 minutes on high.
  4. Turn out of the ring and allow to cool.
  5. Ice with caramel or icing of your choice.


Submitted by:  Christine de Villiers, Port Elizabeth