Easy Microwave Cake

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Actressdancer

This is a super simple recipe I saw demonstrated at a Home and Garden Party. It's so moist and just the right size for a small get-together.

Top Review by Heavens Kitchen

Chocolate cake ready in less than half an hour without having to heat my house up??? Definitely worth 5 stars. I love that this recipe uses only half of the cake mix. Half for now, half for later. :) It makes a cake that is just the right size for my family; not too big, and not too small. I used a dark chocolate cake mix and miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also lightly greased the bowl with Crisco before spooning in the mix. I'm not sure if that was necessary, but I was afraid not to do it. I'll definitely keep this recipe around for those hot days when I want to bake, but it's just too hot to turn on the oven. It's also great for making the perfect size "rainy day project" cake for kids to decorate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 cup cherry chips or 1 cup peanut butter chips, etc


  1. Combine all ingredients in a batter bowl.
  2. Pour into a small microwave safe baking dish such as the Pampered Chef mini baker.
  3. Cover baker with a plate.
  4. "Bake" on high in the microwave for 13 minutes.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes (do not remove the plate), then invert on to plate.

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