Microwave Chocolate Cake

Microwave Chocolate Cake

"Microwave Chocolate Cake cooks into a light, moist chocolaty dessert. 'A farm wife with four children, I've made this cake many times,' says Mary Brenneman of Tavistock, Ontario."
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25 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes, turning the dish every 2 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a 1-qt microwave safe bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa. Stir in water and salt. Microwave 1 minute more. Stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon over pieces of warm cake.

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  • Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 700-watt microwave.

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Simply Excellent! I am really amazed this recipe is so underrated. For those who are disappointed with it, all I can say is that it turned out perfect for me from the first time I tried it. No g...

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This recipe was just bad. First off, the texture. It's very grainy and odd. When you try to chew the cake it kind off falls apart into sandy-like chunks in your mouth. Second is the taste. After...

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Simply Excellent! I am really amazed this recipe is so underrated. For those who are disappointed with it, all I can say is that it turned out perfect for me from the first time I tried it. No g...

This recipe was just bad. First off, the texture. It's very grainy and odd. When you try to chew the cake it kind off falls apart into sandy-like chunks in your mouth. Second is the taste. After...

This is a great recipe overall, but it needs something with it -- by itself it isn't quite flavorful enough. I was looking for a quick, fairly small recipe to make cake pops with, and this turne...

I gave this recipe 5 stars not because the taste is amazing but because of how simple it is, how it uses oil and not butter or shortening, and how despite all those, it's totally great! I didnt ...

I had a craving for a chocolate cake ... but had no eggs or milk. This recipe was super easy, and made a simple and tasty cake. Thanks!

I've made this wonderful little cake many times and it is just right for a small dinner. No eggs make it very easy to have on hand if you are out of eggs. You can sprinkle 4 X sugar on as a to...

A quick, yummy recipe when you're short on ingredients or just don't have the time to make an elaborate dessert. I must admit I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so I had to improvise (wha...

It's a rare day I have butter, milk, and eggs at the same time so this recipe is perfect for me! The cake is very light and airy with subtle flavors. I love that it isn't very sweet, but will do...

I have no idea how this recipe got any 5 star reviews. Yeah, it's easy to make, but if it doesn't taste good, what's the point? I thought the texture was fine, but the flavor was not sweet eve...

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