Came across this fantastic recipe on Charul's Tadka Masala (excellent blog by the way!) and found it hard to believe that you can actually make a chocolate cake under a minute!!! We just finished a scrumptious meal and were craving for something sweet. But as usual I had drained most of my energy into cooking main course that there was barely any left for an elaborate dessert - at least not for baking. Oh no!
I have come across similar recipes on various sites and have always wondered what would it taste like, is it actually possible etc. Well, I finally decided to try and boy! was I surprised. Frankly, I was very skeptical as to how it would turn out. As soon as I mixed the ingredients and put the ramekin in the microwave, I had my eyes peeled waiting for magic to happen. The first few seconds everything seemed normal and I thought it was going to be a flop show but then almost immediately I got to see the cake rise and I was like 'wow! that's my cake ready in a jiffy!'
Unlike the original recipe, I used Nestle Aero drink instead of Oreo cookies and it still came out chocolaty and delicious. Definitely going to experiment more with this recipe to find out what other flavours I can come up with :) Of course, the cake is made in a very brief time (unlike normal cakes) so do not expect a stupendous, rich, airy cake! It is a dense, fudgy cake and is definitely delicious especially when served with ice cream. Yumm....!!
Chocolate Cake: Recipe
(Source: Adapted from Tadka Masala)
- All purpose flour – 3 tbsp
- Brown sugar – 3 tbsp
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
- Nestle Aero drink powder – 2 tbsp
- Baking powder – 1/8 tsp
- Salt –a small pinch
- Vanilla extract – 1/4 tsp
- Vegetable oil – 3 tbsp
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- In a ramekin or a large coffee mug, mix the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, cocoa, Aero, baking powder and salt. Remove any lumps.
- Then add the vanilla extract, oil and milk and stir well to get a smooth batter, It will be slightly thicker than normal cake batter.
- Microwave at high for 1 minute and your cake should be ready. Insert a toothpick at the centre. If it comes out clean then it is ready. Otherwise bake for few more seconds.
- Couple of pointers: Make sure that the ramekin or mug is microwaveable. Also it should be filled only half so that there is enough space for the cake to rise.