Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Make-in-a-jiffy Chocolate Cake

This goes to all those friends of mine who have been inspired to bake after reading my blog and have gathered the courage to bake for thier family. My advice to all of them is it is very easy to bake as long as you know what the base ingredients are and then you can come out with your own innovative ways of baking.

Now this recipe spawned out of the basic cake recipe that I had posted sometime last year.

Anyways you can make this cake in less then an hour and in a microwave. Bake it, let cool and then cut the cake horizontally into two halves. Pour some chocolate syrup on the lower half and then let the first half rest on top. Pour some more syrup on top and there you have it a cake that you can celebrate with your family in less them an hour's time.

My family does not fancy all the topping and the cake is good enough to be eaten just like that so I do not usually pour any topping. But nevertheless you could do this.

So here goes the recipe:


  1. 1 1/2 cup Atta

  2. 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

  3. A pinch of salt

  4. 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  5. 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

  6. 1 1/2 cup Sugar (I substitute half the amount sugar jaggery)

  7. 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

  8. 3 ripe Bananas (small)

  9. 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil

  10. 3/4 cup Yoghurt

  11. 3 eggs

  12. Fistful of broken cashews or Almonds or any other dried nuts

Now first add all the dry ingredients (Atta, Cocoa, salt) except the Baking Powder + Baking Soda in a bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar and oil along with the eggs and whisk for a minute.

Now add the vanilla essence and bananas and whisk for some more time.

Now gradually add the dry ingredeints into the wet ingredients and mix.

When everything is well incorporated stir in the nuts. Finally sieve the baking Powder and Baking Soda mixture into this batter and give a final stir.

Add this batter into a greased microwave dish, preferably a flat bottomed round container is the best.

Microwave it on high (800W) for about 8 minutes and your cake is done. Enjoy.


To ensure the nuts do not sink sprinkle some atta on top of them before stirring them into the batter. They will not sink.

If you find that the cake batter is little thick add a few teaspoon of water or any kind of liquid till the batter reaches the desired consistency.

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    i have tried couple of recipes since last few months.Jiffy chocolate cake and biscuits specially were very good and became a hit among my friends. Methi besan and tmmato mint chutney were someting new and really tasty.