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How to Make a 5-Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake

Make a fresh, personal-sized chocolate cake in 5 minutes. Use your microwave and a few ingredients from your pantry to whip up this warm chocolate treat anytime.


  • Step 1: Coat inside of mug with cooking spray Use cooking spray to coat the inside of a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Step 2: Mix dry ingredients Mix the flour, sugar, and cocoa together in a separate bowl.
  • Step 3: Add water, oil, and egg Add the egg, water or milk, and oil to the dry ingredients.
  • Step 4: Mix well Mix the ingredients well until they form a smooth batter, and transfer the batter to the microwave-safe bowl.
  • Step 5: Microwave for three minutes on high Microwave the batter-filled bowl for 3 to 4 minutes on high.
  • TIP: Put a paper towel under the bowl to protect the bottom of your microwave in case the batter runs over the side.
  • Step 6: Serve immediately Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave. Grab a fork and dig in to your piping-hot treat.
  • FACT: In 1947, the Raytheon Company introduced the first commercial microwave oven. It cost between $2,000 and $3,000, and was housed in a refrigerator-sized cabinet.

You Will Need

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Egg
  • 3 tbsp. milk or water
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • Equipment:
  • Microwave-safe bowl

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