Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake
Makes: Serves 1
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sifted Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ ounce chunk of semisweet or milk chocolate
  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream
  1. Have a 10-ounce microwave-safe mug at hand. Melt butter in the mug in the microwave. Whisk in the milk and sugar, then the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt using a fork. You should have a liquid batter. Drop the chunk of chocolate in the center and press it down gently to make sure it is submerged.
  2. Microwave on High power for 30 seconds and check. The cake should look puffed and a bit dull. Insert a spoon and the batter should have produced a cake-like texture with a molten chocolate center. If it is cake-like all the way through, reduce the cooking time by 10 seconds next time. If it is all liquid, increase by 10 seconds. Serve with an optional, but highly recommended, scoop of ice cream. Eat immediately.
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/microwave-molten-chocolate-cake-recipe/