Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Microwaveable Chocolate and Orange cake Blog Hop Wednesday 28th September 2011

This is my 3rd entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:

"The plot behind this attempt is to form groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular week. This happens every alternate Wednesdays. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The alternate week you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This weeks assignment was from Jayashrees blog called mom's corner. There were many yummy recipes to follow but I particularly liked the idea of trying to bake a cake in the microwave which I have never done before.
The original recipe was for orange cake however I added a spoonful of cocoa in the batter as I love the combination of chocolate and orange.I also added  chocolate ganache on top of the cake which was not in the recipe .The original recipe can be found here.

Fast and Speedy scrumpticious chocolate cake, that is really tasty and simply delectable.


1.5 cups plain flour
1 tablepoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspon baking powder
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup yoghurt
3/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup milk

Chocolate Ganache:
1 small bar cadburys milk chocolate
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1-2 drops orange essence

For Garnish:

Chocolate Stars
Orange Segments


1. Sieve the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
2. In another bowl add the oil, orange juice, yoghurt and milk, mix well. Add the orange zest and suger and mix again.
3. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
4. Oil a microwaveable dish and pour the cake mixture ito it.
5. Cook on high for 9 minutes.
6. Remove from microwave and allow to cool.
7. Using a knife gently loosen the sides of the cake and transfer it to a serving dish.
8. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, add the milk  and mix well. Stir in the icing sugar and 1-2 drops orange essencebeat well.
9. Pour the chocolate ganache on top of the cake and allow it to set.
10. Sprinkle with chocolate stars and orange segment
Cut into slices and seve warm with vanilla ice cream.

NB -Cooking times may vary depending on type of microwave oven you have.

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Chocolate muffins


  1. wow thats a real good recipe for microwaves. looks awesome and beautiful presentation.

  2. Bookmarking this easy, eggless MW cake...looks very yum

  3. That's so easy n yum .....nice one

  4. Yummy cake! Love anything in chocolate.

  5. Cake looks gorgeous and beautifully done..

  6. Cake looks soft, spongy, yummy, flavourful and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  7. Extremely irresistible and finger-licking cake...

  8. wow !!! chocolate cake in microwave is always welcome :)

  9. Hey thanks for selecting this recipe....the inclusion of cocoa is awesome.....

  10. That cake made in microwave. Just unbelievable. nice presentation too.

  11. wow this looks too good...with such yummy recipes flowing in...i m sure will b up by a few kgs!!...lovely eggless cake!!

  12. I've never baked a cake in the microwave, didn't think it would work, but yours turned out perfectly. Lovely photos too.

  13. love the microwave version of this cake with orange and choco..

  14. love them...yours looks absolutely amazing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  15. Yummy recipe. Easy to prepare in microwave. Nice presentation.

  16. WOW this is great perfect for unexpected guest :)

  17. I still can't believe that you can microwave this :)

  18. I've never cooked a cake in the microwave. Well done!

  19. Have you got a picture of the microwavable dish? So I've got an idea of what to use.

  20. @ Maya
    a dish like this will be fine.

  21. Very good post. I will be dealing with a few of these
    issues as well..

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  22. This has got to be one of my best finds on this site to date...i love the combination of chocolate and orange flavours and in a CAKE too! I may well give this a go some day...nice and easy recipe.


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