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10c Cromwell Road
South Yarra, Victoria 3141
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Microwave Cookery Means Freedom

Microwave cooking is faster and easier than most conventional cooking. You can quickly transform ingredients into delicious dishes, saving time, money and power. Chocolate cakes are a perennial favourite. I hope you’ll enjoy this delightful, easy recipe.

Chocolate Cake


Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup self raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

Ricotta Cream

  • 200g smooth ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Stir well.
  • Line the base of a microwave safe cake ring pan with paper towel and spoon in the mixture.
  • Spread evenly.
  • Cover with paper towel, and cook on High (100%) for 4 minutes.
  • Allow to stand until cold.
  • Invert onto a serving plate.
  • Glaze lightly with jam and serve with ricotta cream.

KJ 625 Carbohydrate M Fat Sodium L, Fibre L.

Ricotta Cream

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
  • Refrigerate until required.

KJ 320, Carbohydrate L, Fat L, Sodium L, Fibre, Good source of calcium.