• Serves 4
  • 5 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients

No time to whip up a nice looking desert? Try this cheat recipe that takes a few minutes to make.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1/3 cup self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp espresso or instant coffee (already dissolved)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar for the coulis
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries or fresh berries


  1. Whisk eggs, caster sugar, cocoa, coffee and butter.
  2. Add the flour and mix until smooth. If its too runny, add bit of flour. Adjust sweetness and coffee taste.
  3. Prepare some ramekins or small soup bowls. Brush butter on the sides and sprinkle granulated sugar.
  4. Fill half of the ramekins with cake mix to leave space to rise.
  5. CLING WRAP the ramekin but leave a flap open for air to escape.
  6. Microwave for 40 sec. Tip the cake over a plate and cover with chocolate icing if desired
  7. FOR THE COULIS: In a saucepan, put the caster sugar over medium heat.
  8. Add the berries and a tbsp water.
  9. Mix until berries caramelize and colour the sauce
  10. Serve with the coffee cake.

  • Definitely something to make when those last minute friends arrive. Make me look like a fantastic cook.


  • I’ll give this recipe a try – looks easy and hopefully tastes good


  • Thanks for sharing- looks very basic and has given me the idea to swap out butter in my other recipes


  • I love a cake with coffee in it,fab recipe! Thanks!


  • Thanks for sharing! This looks delicious!


  • ooooh I am in love


  • These are absolutely gorgeous sounding!


  • this will be a great treat for the family


  • yummy
    i like your recipe


  • Thanks for sharing this quick and easy cake recipe. Love coffee and good fast food.

    • This amazing cake is now a firm favourite with everyone in my circle. Never ever a crumb left on the plate!


  • yum this looks really tasty!


  • a very simple dish to make


  • love this, super easy and quick to make, printing this out, thanks so much


  • a delicious coffee cake, thanks


  • Love a good microwave cake recipe. Thanks.


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