Microwave Chocolate Cake

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Microwave Cake by LauraMoncur from FlickrWhen I read the recipe for this chocolate cake, I was inspired:

After checking the WW Points for this recipe, however, I was a little less than happy. It clocked in at 19 Points! Since my biggest problem with a piece of chocolate cake isn’t the piece of cake, but the rest of it in my house, the idea of making one serving of chocolate cake sounded perfect. I wouldn’t have to worry about bingeing if I only made one piece of cake.

So I altered the recipe.


  • 4 Tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Coffee Mug


  • Mix the dry ingredients together in the coffee mug
  • Add the egg and stir.
  • Add the milk and applesauce and stir until mixed well.
  • Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes on high (1000 watt).
  • Allow to cool before popping the cake out of the mug.

Servings: 2
WW Points: 4

Despite the appearance of the mug, it didn’t make a mess in my microwave. The bubbling cake mixture never made it all the way down the mug before firming up. The cake will be spongy, but moist. It’s not sickly sweet like some cakes are. If you want a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of frosting for an additional Point.

Microwave Cake by LauraMoncur from Flickr

The cake is so large, I cut it into two servings. Allow it to cool before eating and it will be less spongy.

When I was a kid, microwaves were the cool new thing and they made cake mixes for the microwave. I could make a personal cake whenever I wanted. Honestly, I’ve missed that a little bit and it’s nice to know that I can make myself ONE piece of cake and not have to worry about throwing the rest away.

Via: Craftzine.com blog: 5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake


4 Responses to “Microwave Chocolate Cake”

  1. Just Kelly Says:

    OMG this looks fab. Going to have to try and modify and see if I can make it SBD friendly.

  2. dshep Says:

    I’m going to try that! The mug looks big – 12oz?

  3. Laura Says:

    Very nice. The girls at work and I made this from an email recipe we received. However, we were looking for a way to modify it with applesause and you did it for us!!! Thanks a bunch. Those of us that are point counters will be thrilled. Now I just have to remember to add a point for the jimmies we put on top!

  4. Kim Says:

    The cake looks a little gross, but I’m sure it tastes good. I make an apple cake in a jar – I really put the jars in the oven and bake cakes. It makes individual cakes that will seal when you put the lid on – they are so moist too. I will have to try this – tfs!

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