If you just do not like to cook or just do not have the time to make a cake for a special occasion then, this simple recipe from the One Pot Chef (David Chilcott) is just the thing for you. Anybody can do this delicious and professional looking chocolate fudge cake and it only takes 10 minutes. There is no baking involved in this recipe. It is all done in the microwave and the results are just as good if not better than over baking.
Add one cup of fine white sugar to a mixing bowl. Sift in two cups of self-rising flower. If you do not have self-rising flower handy you can use regular flower and add one to two teaspoons of baking powder. Sift in one-quarter of a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
Mix the ingredients together and add two eggs, three-quarters of a cup of milk, and 125 grams (4.4 ounces) of melted butter.
Mix the ingredients with a spatula or a whisk until you have an even texture that is slightly thick and has a consistent light brown color.
Grease a microwave safe pan with melted butter or cooking spray.
Pour the cake batter into a microwave safe container. A cake pan is preferable but any microwave safe container that is short and flat will work as long as the pan is at least one inch higher than the batter.
Microwave the batter at 75 percent power for five to six minutes. You know the cake is done when it is firm to the touch. You can test if the cake is done by sticking a toothpick in the batter all the way to the bottom of the pan. If nothing comes off on the toothpick then the cake is done.
Let the cake cool for five minutes and dump the cake out of the pan onto wax paper. You need a cooking rack or a plate for support.
Combine 180 grams (7 ounces) of dark chocolate and one-third of a cup of whipping cream in a microwave safe container. Microwave the mixture for two minutes. Stop cooking every 30 seconds to stir the frosting so that it comes out consistent in color and texture and ready to use.
The chocolate topping should be liquid when you take it out of the microwave so that you can pour it easily. The sauce should not be roasting hot but a warm sauce is good.
Pour the sauce onto the center of the cake. The sauce will be fluid enough to run across the top of the cake and drizzle down the sides of the cake without you having to do anything to ice the cake.
It takes seven minutes microwave time and three minutes mixing to make a moist and delicious microwave chocolate fudge cake. This type of cooking makes you look great without taking a huge bite out of your time.