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Friday Foods: Microwave MILO Chocolate Cake

Milo cake
Photo courtesy of Dude

One of the more interesting and yet extremely easy to make desserts that I’ve tried lately is the microwave cooked chocolate cake. There have been many different recipes out there for microwaved chocolate cake but so far, I don’t think that there’s any that involves Milo.

The recipe is based on this one but Dude made some changes that turned out really well.

4 tbs self-raising flour
4 tbs MILO powder
3 tbs sugar
3 tbs milk
3 tbs oil
1 egg


So now that you have all your ingredients, what do you do?

dry ingredients

Add in all the dry ingredients into a large mug and mix it all together. Mix well and get rid of any lumps of dry ingredients to get a better mixture when the wet ingredients are added later.

wet ingredients

Add in all the wet ingredients and mix well with a fork. Make sure that the mixture is smooth and not lumpy at all.


The mixture can be microwaved in the large mug or you can pour it into small cups. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, depending on your microwave. This part requires a little trial and error on your part as each microwave is slightly different. The best way to guage if the cake is done is to see if the glass of the microwave door is covered in steam and if the cake has stopped rising.

Run a knife along the side of the mug and you can pop it out of the container easily. Serve with scoop or two of your favourite ice cream or just eat it straight out of the mug.

There are many other variations that you can do with it, like dropping a couple of your favourite nuts into the mixture just before you pop it into the microwave with add that bit of nutty crunchiness.