Easy Peasy Quick Chocolate Orange Cake

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by cakeinmyface

For when you need cake and you need it quick. Made this for family the other day. It doesn't keep well after cooking, but provides you with a quick cake fix. Can be veganized by adding 1 banana or 1 tablespoon of apple sauce instead of the egg. It also can be made into different variation by changing the flavouring.

Top Review by KateL

Updated 10/19/2008 review now that egg is listed in ingredients.. This was quick, even for me. I learned that vanilla essence in the U.K. is the same as vanilla extract in the U.S. The cake reminded me of a muffin and had an acceptable taste for an instant cake. The recipe should specify how large a dish is required; I used a pasta dish, which was the perfect size. The cake needed something, so I topped it with Recipe #328643 #328643 and some whipped cream. Or some orange marmalade could be heated up and served on top. This was the first time I had ever made cake in the microwave, so I was surprised how well it turned out. Made for Fall 2008 Pick-a-Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add the egg and the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the orange rind and juice coco powder and vanilla essence.
  4. Mix well and pour into microwavable dish.
  5. Zap for five minutes in the microwave on medium.
  6. Serve with custard.

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