Easy Microwave Chocolate Cake


This microwave chocolate cake is quick and easy to make and cooks in the microwave in 2 minutes. And it tastes great, really! The consistency is dense and cakey. It would go well with chocolate (or your favorite) chips or nuts or served warm with hot fudge. This cake, "born" out of a pregnancy craving, worked out amazingly.

close up view of Microwave Chocolate Cake garnished with chocolate and coconut
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
7 mins


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Spray a medium microwave-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Blend flour mixture into milk mixture until smooth. Pour into the prepared microwave-safe bowl.

  3. Cover and cook in the microwave on high until cake springs back when touched, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Allow cake to cool for 5 minutes, then cover the bowl with a plate and invert cake onto the plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

433 Calories
21g Fat
54g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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