After so many regional dishes this month, I just wanted to post something tasty as well as easy in the baking category. I so miss baking and my daughter misses it even more as she has been living without cakes for a month now. I really pity that poor girl. So one day when she wanted a cake for her snacks, I tried this easy MW chocolate cake for her. Many of my readers have been asking for MW recipes as I only post recipes done in OTG. By MW, I mean baking in microwave and not the convection mode. So if you have a basic microwave oven or a solo MW, you can bake this. The technical term would be cooking as MW cooks where as a OTG bakes. But the cake turned out just awesome and was completely done in 2 minutes.
Microwave oven uses high frequency microwaves for cooking the food. And so it takes very less time when compared to other modes of cooking. There is a huge debate going on whether MW is safe or bad for health. At first even I was so afraid of MW but now, after seeing so many uses for it in cooking, I couldn’t stay away from it for ever. As I have OTG, I didn’t want to spend for the combination mode. So I purchased a solo oven which has only microwave function. I first used it for melting chocolates. Then came the 2 minute mug cakes and now I have started experimenting with other baking recipes. I have another savoury cake coming soon on the blog. For now enjoy this simple eggless chocolate cake.
I used my very popular Eggless chocolate cake recipe and crossed my fingers after placing the batter in oven. I was not sure about the results. But they turned perfect. Very soft, fluffy and so much like the cake baked in OTG. I liked it even more when tasted the next day. I didn’t have MW safe tins, so baked them in silicon cups, but if you have MW safe cake tins, then go for it. The time would vary, but the result will be the same. As we are using Microwave oven, use only microwave safe containers or tins. Do not use metal tins. This is a must follow tip as metals don’t go with MW. You can use any silicon mould for this. Every MW is different and you need to understand it to know the time it takes to cook. Keep the setting on high and cook the cake for 2 minutes. Insert a toothpick and see if it is done. If there are some uncooked batter left, then cook for another 30 seconds and then check. Once you have noted down the time your oven takes, then it would be easy for the next batch.
Maida/ Flour-1/2 cup
Baking Powder-1/4 tsp
Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder-2 1/2 tbs
Unsweetened Hot Coffee-2 tbs
In a bowl mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
Make a well in the centre and add oil, milk, curd and vanilla.
Mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Heat coffee and add it to the batter and mix. You can also add 1/4 tsp of instant coffee to 2 tbs boiling water and use it instead.
Fill silicon cups to 2/3 rd.
Bake in a MW high for 2 minutes.
Place the cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Remove from the cups and enjoy!