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Monday, November 5, 2012

Three-minute chocolate coffee cake

So I just read a recipe posted by Jaya Nair and I had to try it out because it looked so yum and quick. A cake which can be microwaved in 2 minutes. This was too good to be true. But no, Jaya seems to be a messiah of sweet cravings which can be sated in minutes. May the dessert gods bless her. I no longer have to crave a hot chocolate fudge sundae from Nirula's at an unearthly hour. I can just whip this up. It's also a super-easy dessert to make if guests arrive suddenly. It took me 10 minutes from taking out the ingredients to taking the cake out of the microwave. I did tweak her recipe just slightly, because I'm a coffee and alcohol fiend. 

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar (white or brown)
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp dark rum
3 tablespoons cooking butter (I used 2 tbsps butter and 1 tbsp saffola veggie oil)
2 drops of vanilla extract (optional)

How I made it:

Mixed the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add egg, milk, butter/oil, vanilla essence and rum. Fold well. Pour into a microwavable dish. Remember it will rise because of the baking powder, so your dish should be at least 1.5 inches above the level of the batter. Microwave for 3 mins. And it’s done. And was delicious. 


  1. I'm guessing it'll taste great even without the coffee and rum. In some recipes online, I've seen people add a tsp of salt but I'm going to stay away from that :) Am going to try making this without the coffee and rum and will do a follow up...

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  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe...great help...keep it up!!!
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