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THE 6 minute Chocolate Cake….

December 19, 2011

This cake always gets rave reviews…
Christmas time always brings many visitors, and this is the perfect last minute cake to serve them! Rich and chocolatey, and it takes just 6 minutes to bake in the microwave (yes, really.)

You need: 1 cup (250ml) flour, 1 cup (250ml) sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 & 1/2 tsp baking powder, 3 TBSP Cocoa (or cornflour for a white cake)

50ml oil, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 1 cup (250ml) warm milk.

And it’s this easy:

  • Lightly mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Do not beat.
  • Pour into a well-oiled silicon ring form.
  • Bake in the microwave for 6 minutes on high.

Voila!  Then turn out, allow to cool and ice or decorate just as you wish. I’ve used sinfully delicious caramel on my cake today – in South Africa we can buy this in a tin at the supermarket. But you can also make caramel using a tin of condensed milk – Not So Humble Pie has an excellent tutorial here.

I also added the mandatory vanilla and caramel sprinkles and finished with some chocolate malt puffs in the middle. Very wicked, but delicious!

Note: Microwaves may vary – this cake baked for 6 & 1/2 minutes in my old microwave but needs only 6 minutes in my new one, so I would suggest a practice run.

 Enjoy, and let me know how it turns out…

Merry Christmas,

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2012 11:23 pm

    6 minute Chocolate Cake …… if only you could see my grin. 🙂
    Will most definitely be making this tomorrow !

  2. January 21, 2012 8:46 pm

    This recipe is now a firm family favourite !
    Thanks for sharing it.

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