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Easy Delicious Chocolate Cakes in Minutes

Try this recipe next time you bake! This is even better than the Chocolate Cake in a Mug (5 minutes). You can bake the perfect chocolate cake in the microwave within few minutes. So easy to make 🙂


  • 3 eggs separated
  • 250 ml (120 g) Flour
  • 10 ml Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 60 ml (24 g) Cocoa Powder
  • 125 ml Hot Water
  • 60 ml Oil
  • 220 ml (175 g) Sugar
  • 5 ml Vanilla Essence
    1. Method:

      1. Stir, flour, baking powder and salt together.
      2. Mix cocoa and hot water. Allow to cool.
      3. Combine egg yolk, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and cocoa mix.
      4. Add this cocoa mix to the dry ingredients.
      5. Whip egg white till still and fold lightly into cocoa mixture.
      6. Pour batter into 21 cm diameter microwave dish.
      7. Microwave on medium high (80%) for 5 to 7 minutes (900 Watts) or 10 to 12 Minutes (700 Watts)
      8. Let the cake cool down and decorate it as desired.

    Delicious Yum-Yum the Easy Way!

    2 August 2010 Posted by | In My Laboratory | , , , , | Leave a comment

    From my pen today

    No tips and tricks, nor how to’s today. Just some blah, blah, blah from my pen today.
    It’s now 20:30 here and I’m sitting outside in the foyer next to the braaivleis fire. Going to braai some boerewors and steak. Pap and sheba is on the stove.
    Well I start the fire, and it is going be awhile before I will be able to put the meat on the grill. Luckily it didn’t reach the roof :). You see what I mean:
    I start the fire!

    Well after a late night dinner I will get back to do some coding. In the meantime I’ll tune the guitar in and just strum some notes haven’t played for awhile, been concentrating on the exams. Just going to chill out for awhile on this lovely Spring evening. There will be very little blog posts if any during October. On Monday is the presentation at UNISA and then the Science exam on the 30th. In November there will be a lot of catching up to do of course.
    Well on a closing note Thank You to Dale Chase for allowing me to use his song Coder Girl, the ode to female programmers, in my presentation.


    30 September 2009 Posted by | In My Laboratory, Off The Beat | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Chocolate Cake In Minutes

    I must admit I was very sceptical about this. I’ve received this recipe from Lynette in my e-mail a while ago and decided today to try it out. The kitchen was never my strong point. I’ve never in my life managed to make a choc cake. So now I can also say: "I can make a chocolate cake." LOL

    Ingredients per Mug

    4 tablespoons of flour
    4 tablespoons of sugar
    2 tablespoons of cocao powder
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon of vanilla essens
    3 tablespoons of milk
    3 tablespoons of oil


    1. Mix flour, sugar and cocao powder.
    2. Spoon in 1 egg.
    3. Pour in vanilla essens, milk and oil. Mix well.
    4. Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1350 watt)
    5. Chocolate Cake Mix Ready To Nuke

    6. Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug. ± 2 minutes
    7. Chocolate Cake in the Mug

    8. Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy it!
    9. Chocolate Cake In Minutes

    27 April 2009 Posted by | In My Laboratory | , , , , | 2 Comments