Fast Chocolate Cake in the Microwave

I don’t know about you, but I looooove chocolate.  I also love eating healthy, so when I indulge in a chocolate dessert, I want to know I’m not filling my body with a ton of junk!

I came across a recipe for a single-serving chocolate cake that you make in the microwave.  I adapted it slightly and made it as a treat recently.  I actually made two… one for me, one for Tad.

This is a great way to use up a bit of freshly ground whole wheat flour you don’t want to waste from grinding wheat for another recipe.  I couldn’t tell that it was made with 100% wheat, but I’m sure my body thanks me. 🙂

Fast Chocolate Cake in the Microwave (Healthy Edition!)
adapted from here

5 tsp. freshly ground whole wheat flour
2 tsp. cocoa powder (I like Penzey’s Dutch process)
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (I use homemade)
2 tsp. pure maple syrup (I used grade A)
3 Tbsp. whole milk
1 Tbsp. (heaping) good quality chocolate chips

In a small ramekin (at least 3 inches wide and 2 inches deep), combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda using a fork to get rid of most lumps.  Add vanilla, maple syrup, and milk and stir well to combine.  Toss in the chocolate chips and stir again.  Microwave on HIGH for 30-60 seconds, depending on your microwave.  (Start with 30 seconds and then add 10 seconds at a time until it’s done. You don’t want it to be too dry.)  Garnish as desired (with whipped cream and/or fresh/frozen fruit) or enjoy by itself.  Serve immediately.


About Feathers in Our Nest

Aliesha is a wife to a handsome husband and a mother to three sweet children (age 3 and under!).  When she is not chasing her busy kiddos, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, decorating, crafting, and blogging.  Her blog home is Feathers in Our Nest, where she writes about family, faith, food, and more.  Aliesha is passionate about healthy eating, natural parenting, and ministering to others around her.

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One Response to Fast Chocolate Cake in the Microwave

  1. Charu Agrawal says:

    Hello.. I made this cake today.. Mine rose after 40 secs.. But as soon as the time ended the cake would settle down. Basically the cake would fluff up while baking and then go down as soon the time finished.. This happened twice.. First 40secs.. The cake rose and settled down.. Next 10secs..Again the cake rose and settled down.. And finally 10secs.. Same thing happened.. The cake was bit rubbery in texture.. Can you pls advice me where i went wrong.. Or it rises and settles down this way only…

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