I love cake. I could eat it three times a day, seven days a week, and 52 weeks out of the year. So I figured, why not try to make a personal chocolate cake in the most simplified way in the microwave? I have found that while here at Sewanee, I have had trouble finding time to cook food that requires longer amounts of time, and I've also found that I only need to cook smaller amounts for myself and my roommate.

A personal cake that takes a total of nine minutes to create is a perfect on-the-go dessert for my college life and is great for those who have absolutely no time. Try this personal chocolate cake on one of your most stressful days to bring a delicious delight to your day.

Microwave Chocolate Cake

  • Prep Time:6 mins
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:9 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
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  • Step 1

    Grease a medium-sized bowl that you will be using to cook the cake in. Mix butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and a milk together.

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  • Step 2

    Combine previous ingredients with flour, cocoa powder, baking power, and salt. Mix all ingredients until smooth in texture.

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  • Step 3

    Cover the bowl and put into microwave on high for 2 minutes. (Adjust time to 2 1/2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave). Let cake cool for 5 minutes, and it's ready to eat!

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Now enjoy this quick and easy treat while you do you work, walk to class, or just veg out in bed.