Nutritional Facts of Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake in ५ Minutes, Indian Style, Calories in Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake in 5 Minutes, Indian Style

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How many calories does one Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake have?

One Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake gives 784 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 418 calories, proteins account for 34 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 335 calories. One Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake provides about 39 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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microwave chocolate sponge cake in 5 minutes is an Indian style chocolate sponge cake in microwave which is a easy chocolate sponge cake to make.

Your child comes home demanding a ‘surprise’ party for his/her friends – which ends up as a greater surprise for you? Turn to microwave chocolate sponge cake in 5 minutes.

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 in 5 minutes it can be prepared very quickly.

The best part is that the microwave chocolate sponge cake in 5 minutes makes use of common ingredients like flour, butter and curds found in most Indian kitchens. So, you need not worry about even a last minute shopping expedition.

To make Indian style chocolate sponge cake in microwave all you need to do is combine curd and baking soda in a bowl and keep aside. If not using homemade curd, buy Greek yogurt from market for best results. Further, sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside. Also, 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.



You can make use of full-fat milk instead of water to make the Indian style chocolate sponge cake in microwave more rich but, ensure it is on room temperature as it emulsifies better. 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 Indian style chocolate sponge cake in microwave immediately

Just make sure you use up the microwave chocolate sponge cake in 5 minutes 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.

Is Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened : Cocoa is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids, catechins and epicatechins. These show anti-inflammatory effect as well help the body get rid of harmful free radicals and thus reduce the onset of various chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Small amounts of cocoa powder have been proven to reduce insulin sensitivity and improve blood sugar control and benefit diabetics. Some random trials with cocoa powder have exhibited reduction in the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body making it good for heart and good for weight loss. See detailed benefits of cocoa powder.

2. Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

3. Butter : Butter contains 80% fats and it comprises of many types of fatty acids. Butter has short chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids which are broken down and absorbed into the body directly and go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles. Due to this anti-inflammatory effect, it is said to have a positive effect in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Recent research shows that small amounts of butter has positive effects on heart health. So diabetics too can have small quantity of butter and balance it with other types of fats they consume. A tbsp. of butter fulfils 8% of your days requirement of vitamin A. This Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which is essential for glowing skin health and immune function. We suggest you read about butter the super food

What's the problem?

1. Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients.

What is a healthier Cake option or dessert option?

We suggest eggless date and almond cake made from dates as the sweetener and good for diabetics, weight loss and heart. There is no flour used in the recipe.    

Eggless Date and Almond Cake, Indian Healthy Cake

Eggless Date and Almond Cake, Indian Healthy Cake

Can healthy individuals have Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake?

No. Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process.

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake is high in

1. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

2. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 784 calories that come from Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake?

Walking (6 kmph) = 3 hrs 55 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 1 hr 18 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 45 mins               

Swimming (2 kmph) = 2 hrs 14 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per cake% Daily Values
Energy784 cal39%
Protein8.4 g15%
Carbohydrates104.6 g35%
Fiber1.8 g7%
Fat37.2 g56%
Cholesterol109.8 mg27%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A1405.8 mcg29%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.5 mg12%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E1 mg7%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.3 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium82.1 mg14%
Iron2.2 mg10%
Magnesium60.3 mg17%
Phosphorus150.2 mg25%
Sodium358.8 mg19%
Potassium185.6 mg4%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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