5 Minute Spice Cake in Microwave

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

Inspired by Clickety Click Barber Tricks Most Amazing Chocolate Cake in a Cu, I experimented and made up this cake for the two of us. I did try it with twice as much baking soda and baking powder, reduced them both to 1/8 as the cake touched the microwave "ceiling" and started to curve down; tasted fine but sure looked bizaar. Think it needs these ingredients to get a cake texture. I doubt that this recipe can be reduced and work out. Thank you especially to debbwl and diner524 for trying to help me improve this recipe for two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar into a 4 cup microwaveable bowl; mix well.
  2. Add oil, molasses, water and egg; mix well.
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly, and serve with ice cream, whipping cream, or raisin sauce.
Most Helpful

I have to admit I was skeptical of cake in the microwave, but this turned out great. It is a moist cake similar to the way a self-saucing pudding cake turns out (without the sauce). I made exactly as written. The spices were just right. Delicious served very warm (I only cooled about 5 minutes) with some ice cream. Like a brownie sundae! Made for Spring 2010 PAC.

Outta Here May 02, 2010

Wow!!! How quick is this cake? I made this as written, but instead of a 4 cup dish, I used to ramkins, that I buttered before pouring in the batter, then I cooked for 2 minutes on high and that worked perfectly!! The only other change I made was to use 1 1/4 teaspoons of both ginger and cinnamon. Next time I would use 1 tsp of ginger and 1 1/2 of the cinnamon, as this was quite spicy for a cake. Thanks for sharing the quick dessert recipe!!! Made for 123 Tag Game.

diner524 August 21, 2011

This is a great cake. Even if it's bake in the microwave, the texture is great. The cake is moist. And the taste is very good. It's a bit too sweet for me. So I'll use half sugar next time. Thanks WiGal :) Made for Holiday tag

Boomette July 10, 2010