microwave chocolate cake for one
Ever want cake, but feel guilty you won’t be able to eat the entire cake? You can take a portion of a cake mix and make a mini cake in the microwave! Yes, microwave chocolate cake for one whenever you want.
We’ve paired down the recipe of a full size cake down to a coffee cup serving (and you’ll want a bigger 2-3 cup coffee cup) for this recipe. We’ve also paired down the frosting, so you have enough for one cake (with maybe a little to eat for fun).
Microwave time may vary, we cooked our cake with a 1200 watt microwave.
3/4 cup dry cake mix
3 tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup powder sugar
2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
In a bowl mix all the ingredients.
Take a 2-3 cup coffee cup and spray with non-stick spray.
Pour the batter into the cup and place into the microwave.
Put the power at 70% and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Check the cake after 2 minutes to see if it is done with a toothpick (toothpick will come out clean).
If not, microwave for another minute.
Overcooking will make the cake tough.
While the cake is cooling, make the frosting.
Chocolate frosting instructions:
In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder and powder sugar together.
Add the butter, milk and vanilla.
Mix until smooth.
IF the frosting looks shiny (and not like frosting), add a little more powder sugar until no longer shiny and looks like frosting.
Spread the frosting over your cooled cake and enjoy.