Microwave Chocolate Lava Cake

One of the comments I hear the most often is ‘I love your channel and watching your videos but… I don’t have an oven/I don’t know how to bake’ Well, this recipe is for those of you who a) have never made a cake before, b) want to bake but don’t have an oven, and c) need to whip something up in a jiffy. This chocolate lava cake is made in a microwave oven and uses your favourite dark chocolate for a moist fudge cake that packs a big chocolate punch. Now you can truly have your cake and eat it!

Tip: As microwave ovens differ in power and settings, you may have to adjust the power settings/timings to achieve the perfect consistency in your microwave oven.

(Makes 2 servings)

80g butter
80g dark chocolate
30g all-purpose flour, sifted
30g sugar
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
6-8 squares of chocolate


  1. Place butter and chocolate into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on medium for 60 sec until butter and chocolate are melted. Stir until butter and chocolate mixture is smooth
  2. Meanwhile, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and egg together until combined.
  3. Then stir melted butter and chocolate into egg mixture until well combined.
  4. Divide batter equally into two microwaveable cups.
  5. Push 3-4 squares of chocolate into the center of each cup, until batter just covers the top of the squares
  6. Microwave on high for 60 sec. If the cake is still molten on the sides, add another 10 secs until the sides are cooked.
  7. Remove from microwave, cool slightly and dig in!

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