Print Options

Back to Casserole Chocolate Cake >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Casserole Chocolate Cake

 Casserole Chocolate Cake
"This cake 'bakes' in minutes in the microwave, so it's the perfect snack to satisfy my chocolate cravings," says Julie Finlayson, Greenville, North Carolina.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup raspberries, optional
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Line the bottom of a greased 8-in. round microwave-safe dish with
  • waxed paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cocoa and 1/3 cup
  • water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20-50 seconds or until
  • thickened, stirring once. Add the egg, oil, vanilla and remaining

2 of 2

Casserole Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir in the egg
  • mixture. Pour into prepared dish.
  • Cook, uncovered, on high for 2-1/4 minutes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer
  • or until a moist area about 1-1/2 in. in diameter remains in the
  • center (when touched, cake will cling to finger while area
  • underneath will be almost dry).
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10-12 minutes. Invert onto serving plate;
  • discard waxed paper. Cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa,
  • vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost
  • cake. Top with raspberries and dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 2-qt. round Corning casserole dish.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 373 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.