Microwave Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 9 mins

Last summer our oven broke and I spent a lot of time looking for microwave recipes. I found this on the web and it is pretty good. Nice and chocolately!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients but the chocolate chips in a bowl and beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Spread the batter into an 8 inch glass dish (or other microwave dish).
  4. Cover with waxed paper.
  5. Microwave at high for 8 to 9 minutes or until the top looks dry.
  6. If you don't have a part that rotates the dish then you need to rotate the dish a 1/4 turn after 4 minutes.
  7. Take the dish out of the microwave, take off the waxed paper, and sprinkle the rest of the chips on the top of the cake.
  8. Let them stand for 5-10 minutes or until they are melted.
  9. Spread them over the top of the cake.
  10. Let it cool and then cut it into squares.
Most Helpful

This was very easy and turned out very good...chewy, sweet and cake like. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of raisins and everything else the same. I used old-fashioned oats and think I would have liked quick oats better. I think my microwave is also 1000 watts also but mine took 12 minutes to cook. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

Engrossed January 29, 2007

This was a lifesaver! my oven stopped working and I needed to bake a cake. I used 150 gr margarine in place of the 1 cup butter (220 gr), and I used only 2/3 cup brown sugar, and I used about 3 handfulls chocolate chips. I omitted the nuts as well, because of my toddler. The result was tasty, (like a chocolate chip cake - the oatmeal could harly be tasted) my toddler ate it happily. I found it still a little too sweet, next time I'll try 1/2 cup sugar. As it still had a greasy feel, I'll try using less margarine next time as well. I cooked it 6 minutes in my microwave. I didn't put chocolate chips on top, I poured some choclate syrup instead. It was awesome! Thanks for posting!

dsavir August 07, 2009

sorry..even the chocoalte on top couldn't save this enough for me, maybe I just don't like flavor of Microwave cakes. The people at the office obviously are it happily :)

becki in Israel August 10, 2008