5 Minute Fudgy Chocolate Microwave Cake Recipe

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5 Minute Fudgy Chocolate Microwave Cake Recipe

5 minute cook. [Photograph: 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.

  • Yield:Serves 4 to 6
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (3 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar, divided
  • 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

Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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).