Chocolate Cake In A Flash Recipe

Have you had that just-before-bedtime request? ''We have to take a cake to school for the cake-sale tomorrow''. Here is the perfect stand-by recipe!


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

5 minutes


Yield: 1 layer oblong cake

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large SPAR eggs
  • 250 ml SPAR white sugar
  • 250 ml SPAR Hot Chocolate powder
  • 2 ml vanilla essence
  • 250 ml SPAR self raising flour (or cake flour with 7 ml baking powder)
  • 50 ml SPAR sunflower oil
  • 125 ml boiling water

Topping suggestion

  • Caramel Treat and sweet sprinkles

Recipe Method

  1. Spray an empty 2 litre ice-cream tub with baking spray and fit a sheet of paper towel in the base.
  2. In a 1.5 litre mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until fluffy and trebled in volume.
  3. Beat in the sugar thoroughly.
  4. Measure the chocolate powder, essence, flour and oil directly into the egg mixture and blend together until smooth.
  5. Pour on the boiling water and mix until incorporated.
  6. Pour mixture into the prepared ice-cream tub and microwave, elevated on a small upturned saucer, on 100% Power level or 5 minutes.
  7. Turn out onto a cooling rack while it is still warm and peel away the paper towel.
  8. Spread the cooled cake with icing, caramel treat, and sprinkle over any nuts or sweets you have on hand.

Hints & Tips

This can be used as a warm chocolate sponge dessert with SPAR vanilla custard, or turned into a Baked Alaska by topping the sponge with fresh sliced strawberries and chocolate ice cream and covering completely with meringue before grilling lightly just before serving.