Super Easy Five Minute Chocolate Cake


This is one of my all time absolute favourites. I use it for last minute bake sales, coffee mornings at our church and of course, the annual summer fête that always comes around way sooner than I am prepared for. Much like Christmas, birthdays and most other annual things to be honest.


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 175g sugar
  • 110ml boiling water
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 55ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 55ml milk
  • 175g self-raising flour



  1. Put the cocoa into a small bowl or cup and pour on the boiling water, mix well
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds and then stir well again
  3. Put the flour and sugar into a bowl, add the cocoa mixture, milk, oil and egg – mix well
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 8″ inch wide microwave-proof dish and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes
  5. Cooking times may vary depending on how powerful your microwave is if it doesn’t look cooked, microwave for a further minute
  6. Let it cool in the dish, then top with fresh raspberries and a dollop of cream



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