For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nuked Chocolate Cake!

I know what you are thinking... that can't be tasty, but you are mistaken my friend! and when you don't have an oven, you do what you can with what you have! Try it, even if you do have and oven. I mean cake in 3 minutes?!... can't be beat!

2 Tbsp oil or 3 Tbsp softened butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c milk
1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt


1.Spray a medium microwave-safe bowl with non-stick spray and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter/oil, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and milk; blend together. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; blend into the mixture until smooth. Pour into greased bowl.
2.Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Since all microwaves cook differently, adjust the cooking time to accommodate your machine. To serve, let the cake cool five minutes, then cover the bowl with a plate and turn both bowl and plate upside down so the cake falls onto the plate.

Serves two-four depending on how stingy you are! ;) Good with ice cream or chocolate syrup drizzled on top.... or both!

This cake is suprisingly good! You will just have to try it to believe me!
I made mine with a chocolate syrup sauce on top.... man oh man!
(courtesy Lindsey Lett)

1 comment:

john jay said...



oh I like that chocolate cake
i love eating that's why im too fat now :)
but most of the time what i eat are any kind of chocolates
like milk chocolate ,French macarons, and macarons london and so on.
well anyway that chocolate cake recipe above is interesting i wanna try that at home.