Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Your child comes home demanding a ‘surprise’ party for her friends – which ends up as a greater surprise for you? Not to worry. A chocolate-based cake is the easiest way to flatter kids, and even adults for that matter. And, with this easy Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake recipe, it can be prepared in just five minutes. The best part is that the recipe makes use of common ingredients like flour, butter and curds. So, you need not worry about even a last minute shopping expedition. Just make sure you use up the cake immediately as it tends to dry up a little if left for a while – in which case, you can slice it, top it with ice-cream or custard, and a spoonful of fruits or dry fruits, to prepare a grand dessert!

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  1. Combine the curds and baking soda in a bowl and mix gently. Keep aside.
  2. Sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Heat ¼ cup of water in a deep microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, add the melted butter and sugar and mix well.
  4. Add the plain flour mixture, curds-baking soda mixture and vanilla essence and mix lightly with a spatula till no lumps remain.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a 125 mm. (5") diameter greased, microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from the microwave and allow the cake to stand for approx. 5 minutes.
  7. Unmould and serve immediately.

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 on 05 Sep 15 07:03 PM

i liked the flavour of the cake but i dont know why after making it ..it turned to be hard at the corners and at the sides ..Can you plzz help me out for the solution of dis problem !??
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Tarla Dalal    This brownie is a microwave recipe, and all microwave recipes get little hard after some time, we have mentioned to serve immediately. Also microwave timings vary from brand to brand.
07 Sep 15 09:17 AM
 on 19 Apr 15 11:29 PM

Nicely explained, I actually made this dish today, it is a universal fact that food cooked in microwave oven tastes delicious. Microwave oven usually saves time in cooking and does retain the nutritive value of food. It is guaranteed method of fast cooking. http://www.mybestcookwarereviews.com/
 on 29 Oct 14 05:21 PM

Wowww.... So quick and sooo yummmyyy.... A chocolate sponge cake ready in just 4 minutes is like super quick.. It is a great and quick desert to serve it to your guests..
 on 20 Dec 12 08:24 AM

Super easy and the best microwave cake out of my efforts so far ! :)