Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake
by Tarla Dalal
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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!
Also do try other microwave desserts like Microwave Coconut Barfi or Pineapple Brandy Flambé .
- Combine the curds and baking soda in a bowl and mix gently. Keep aside.
- Sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside.
- Pour 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.
- Add the plain flour mixture, curds-baking soda mixture and vanilla essence and mix lightly with a spatula till no lumps remain.
- Spoon the mixture into a 125 mm. (5") diameter greased, microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave and allow the cake to stand for approx. 5 minutes.
- Unmould and serve immediately.
Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake recipe with step by step photos
Cakes are baked goodies generally prepared on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Chocolate and vanilla are two popular sponge cakes. You can slice up a cake from between and make a layered cake or simply top it up with a frosting or icing and make it more elaborate. Cakes can be decorated further with fruits, candies, dried fruits, etc. Here are some chocolate cakes you might want to try :
To begin making the batter for microwave chocolate sponge cake, in a bowl take curd. Homemade curd is generally watery, try to get rid of extra water and make use of nice thick curd for this cake recipe. If not using homemade curd, buy Greek yogurt from market for best results.
Add baking soda. Check the use by date and make use of good quality, fresh baking soda or else your chocolate sponge cake will turn flat.
Mix gently and keep aside.
In another deep bowl, place a sieve and add plain flour.
Add cocoa powder. Using a good quality dark cocoa powder is very important to get maximum flavours in your chocolate sponge.
Sift together and keep it aside.
Pour ¼ cup of water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. You can make use of full-fat milk instead of water to make the cake more rich but, ensure it is on room temperature as it emulsifies better.
Add melted butter. You can also make use of vegetable oil or olive oil as a substitue.
Add sugar. I recommend using powdered sugar or castor sugar instead of granulated sugar because sugar granules do not melt completely in the microwave.
Add plain flour mixture.
Add curd-baking soda mixture.
Add vanilla essence. You can replace it with vanilla powder or scrape a fresh vanilla pod or make use of any other essence of your choice for flavouring.
Mix lightly with a spatula till no lumps remain. While combining dry and wet ingredients, ensure you do not over-mix. By over-mixing, you will knock out all the air and end up with a dense cake.
To prepare eggless chocolate sponge cake in a microwave, grease a 125 mm. (5") diameter microwave safe dish using butter or oil. Alternatively, you can line your microwave safe dish with parchment paper. You can even make this microwave chocolate cake in a mug by referring this recipe of
Spoon the cake batter into it and gently tap to pop any air bubbles. Transfer to a microwave and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Remove from microwave and allow the cake to stand for approx. 5 minutes.
Insert a knife or toothpick in the center of chocolate sponge cake and check whether it’s cooked well or no.
Unmould the microwave chocolate cake carefully.
Serve eggless chocolate cake immediately as it is. You can even layer this eggless chocolate cake with frosting/icing or ganache and make it more fancy.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cake
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