Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mission impossible

Sorry guys, no Hollywood movie review! It is all about Microwave cake mission! When Srivalli announced the theme of MEC Cake. I thought it was an April fool prank and a mission impossible. But, amazing many bloggers said: they can come up with microwave cake. I was the only one screaming NO ! Srivalli is so sweet, she even accepted that i can use my conventional oven for this cake. My query search begins for microwave cake. I ended up with microwave Chocolate cake recipes. Well i guess, chocolate gives the dark colour naturally and we don't need to bother about browning the top! So I decided to stick with chocolate, which is my favorite too:)
I picked the recipe from here. But made some slight modifications according the ingredients that i had in my pantry. The result, i ended up with a perfect moist, spongy cake in less than 6 minutes! Man, you don't need an oven any more for divine chocolate cake craving! Thank you Srivalli to hosting such splendid event, i would have never tried a cake in microwave. Nothing is impossible!


Microwave Chocolate cake

Microwave Chocolate cake topped with whip cream and some shaved chocolate


Ingredients from the site:

  1. cocoa powder: 1/4 cup

  2. Hot water:2/3 cup divided

  3. All purpose flour: 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp

  4. Sugar: 1 cup

  5. Baking soda: 1/2 tsp

  6. Baking Powder: 1/4 tsp

  7. Salt:1/4 tsp

  8. Vegetable oil: 1/4 cup

  9. Egg: 1

  10. Vanilla extract: 2 tsp


My modification to ingredients above : I didn't had any cocoa powder so made with choc chip!




  1. Dark Chocolate chip: 1/4 cup and 1 tsp of instant coffee

4. Sugar: 3/4 cup (Changed to my taste buds)

11. I added 1/4 cup of chopped pistachios and pecans!


Bake the Cake

Grease a microwave safe bowl and place a wax paper at the bottom.

In microwave safe bowl, combine Chocolate chip and 1/3 of water and microwave until it melt (~ 45 sec). Take it out and whisk briefly

In mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the oil, remaining 1/3 cup of hot water, egg, vanilla and melted chocolate. Mix until it blend smootly. Pour into the grease microwave pan and micowave in high for 5 to 6 min. The cake will pull away from the pan and the center could be little moist but soon it will disappear! Let it stand 10 min and invert the cake and remove the wax paper. You can enjoy the cake without frosting or with a dollop of whip cream and chocolate shave.



Total preparation for cake & melting chocolate: 6 to 7 minutes!


A cake made under 6 min and power saving too :) No way to go wrong with this cake and a must keep recipe.

32 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Cham..your cake looks gorgeous..This was the first time I tried a cake in MW too..Will try yours next..

Dhivya said...

wow!amazing cham:))loved the cream on top of it

kamala said...

Few hrs back only i too made MW cake.But urs look great and moist.I liked the topping too.

Annu said...

Thats a very nice name dear:-).I never tried cakes as of now,feels like to try once.

Vani said...

Lovely! Looks nice & fluffy, Cham!

SHUBHA said...

Amazing cake cham.....amazing recipe.. will surely try it loooks gorgeous... yummy... ummmmmmm

Namratha said...

You've done it!!! :) Glad this worked out for you Cham, I truly am skeptical about cooking in the MW, no matter what the dish. The topping is fabulous!

Miri said...

That is one sinful looking choccie cake!

Cham said...

Nam I was skeptical too until i try.. But it is quick and spongy this choco cake...

srivalli said...

cham, that looks sinfully delicous!...glad you took up the challenge and came out this with yummy looking cake...working in mw is so easy right, you get your stuff done in 5 mins...mine too 5 mins too, whereas in regular it used to take 40 mins!..

thanks for the wonderful cake!..I guess I am going to change the name from MEC : Cakes to MEC: Chocolate Cakes!...:))...I have got only chocolate cakes till now!

jayasree said...

Your cake looks soft and spongy. Lovely topping.

karuna said...

thanks.the chocolate cake looks really tempeting. will surely try it out.

Uma said...

wow, you've done it again! the cake looks so mouth-watering. Great entry, Cham!

Mansi Desai said...

yeah, srivalli told me about how you told her its impossible to bake cakes in m/w in US!:) hehehe...and then poor thing, she was skeptical about it too! but I'm glad you tried it and it looks great! unfortunately, chocolate is the only flavor that works, both for color and texture in a microwave...I love the whip cream on the top!:)

Richa said...

lovely texture! am ready with a fork here :) btw our homedepot did not hv the specials u mentioned :( did u get urs?

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow looks so delicious with the whipped cream and shaved chocolate.Very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Kalai said...

Love the addition of the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, Cham! Kalakals! Super kalakals! :)

Sandeepa said...

Wow microwave cakes, looks super. And that too under 6 mins, you aren't kidding right ?

Cham said...

Srivalli: Thank u once again to give such opportunity, Now i can treat any sudden guest with this quick choco cake.
Sandeepa: No kidding, true it is under 6 min, and most important is spongy and moist noone will believe it is done in microwave!
Richa: Pas de chance Richa!
Mansi u r right, only choco cake can be made in US microwave, i guess, or i should cross my finger and try some other flavor....
Div.V:Me too, but i am extremely happy to find such a easy recipe
Dhiv:Thank u dear
Kamala:Today it is Srivalli MW cake day i guess..It might tasted great too
Annu:Thank U, soon try it
Vani:Yes u r right
Shubha:Thanks Shubha
Miri;Thank u Miri
Jaya & Karuna: Thank u
Uma I did it! Happy to find quick recipe
Pearlsofeast:Thank u- good one to share...

Madhavi said...

Cham..cake looks WOW. delicious, m drooling here, can u somehow send it out thru computer ;)

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Wow chocolate cake, my fav loved it..cake in Microwave?First time visiting ur blog and really like it:) I gets scared of Oven as its time consuming and bit hectic but this idea looks awesome..did u try making it without egg?If yes can u tell me how to make it?

ANJALI J. said...

How did i miss ur cake recipe! Cake looks so tempting.. yum!

Vaishali said...

Wow, Cham. What a lovely cake, and it sounds quite easy too. I've never dared to bake a microwave cake, but you've really tempted me.

Rina said...

Thats neat and cute MV cake Cham.

Archy said...

Lovely choco cake in microwave !!
Very nice presentatioin !! Can i have it ?? So tempting

Medhaa said...

Nice cake, yumm no more waiting 40 minutes...:)

bee said...

wow, it looks perfectly sliced and moist.

Dhivya said...

Cham dear!check out my blog!!!!

Meera said...

That cake looks amazing. Wonderful entry.

Cham said...

MadhaVi If u lived here in Bay i could have drop it at ur home :)
Miss belle: I didn't try withou egg, but this cake is super fast, i got 2 see the round up of MEC and i will let u know.
Anjali: Thank u
Vaishu: Indeed a easy one :)
Rina Thank u
Archy: Yes u can
Medhaa No more looking through the oven door
Bee yes u r right, Thank u Bee
Meera thank u for ur nice word.
Dhiv: Thank u Dear

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Sunshinemom said...

Delish! I loved the colour, and the cream:)