3 Minute Chocolate Cake

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on January 8 2009 | Leave A Comment

The 3 minute chocolate cake has been a favourite in our house for a long time. Forever, really. The Lady Of The House acquired the recipe from her mother, who in turn got it from hers, and so on.

This needs no machines – no mixers, beaters, nothing clever. Just a bowl and spoon. And a bit of arm-power. The 3 minutes part refers to how long it takes to beat it, but making it is only about another 3 minutes.

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2 level tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Melt the butter.
  • Combine all the other ingredients.
  • Pour on the butter.
  • Beat well, with a spoon or fork, for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the mix into a lined loaf tin, and cook in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes.

My favourite time to eat this is just after it has come out of the oven, when there is still a crunch to the crust. It’s like chocolate bread.

If you leave it longer so it has completely cooled, that crunch disappears, and then its more like a traditional cake. A few cracks and craters on the top are normal, nothing to worry about. If you feel really keen they can disappear under a chocolate icing!


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Comments On This Post

  1. boo

    i want to try this… what does cook in a moderate oven mean in regards to celcius or farenheit?

  2. Aaah, the beauty of simple things in life. I’ve been making a similar one for ages now and it’s everyone’s favourite, though I must say I would prefer to devour the whole cake myself 😉

  3. A moderate oven means 180 C. About 360 F.

  4. I am going to serprise my mom and dad.

  5. UUUUU…I love chocolate cake. My mouth is watering now.

  6. Miha

    Mhmmmm…it smells delicious! 🙂 5 more minutes and it will be ready! It’s cooking right now! 😉

  7. Gidget

    I have the cake in the oven right now. 🙂 While I have not tasted the final product yet, judging the batter it is going to be delicious! So soft, so moist, so sweet, and so completely mouth-watering. A very easy recipe too – this was a spur-of-the-moment cake made in no time at all! 10/10! 😀

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