5 Minute Fudgy Chocolate Microwave Cake Recipe

5 minute cook. . Yvonne Ruperti

Need a dessert pronto? Stir this up in the pan and 5 minutes later you're eating a delicious fudgy cake.

Notes: Make sure to use a microwave safe dish. Cooking time may vary between microwaves. Check after about 4 minutes by carefully tapping dish—cake is done with it's just set with the slightest jiggle. Take care as cake will be hot. This cake is best served warm.

Recipe Details

5 Minute Fudgy Chocolate Microwave Cake Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup (3 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup (2 1/4 ounces) cocoa, divided

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup warm water


  1. Combine flour, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a 1 1/2 quart shallow microwave safe dish.

  2. Add egg yolks, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips, and water to the mix, and stir until almost combined (batter will be lumpy). Stir remaining 2 tablespoons cocoa and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over batter.

  3. Microwave on high power until puffed, bubbling, and set (but still slightly jiggles), 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave and serve warm (see note).

Special equipment

1 1/2 quart shallow microwave safe dish

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
399 Calories
19g Fat
49g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 399
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 146mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)