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Make A Chocolate Birthday Cake By Yourself With Microwave

Make A Chocolate Birthday Cake By Yourself With Microwave

Want to make a delicious chocolate cake without dedicating the extra time in making it? Then you are at the right place. One Pot Chef takes us through the below steps to making a chocolate cake using a microwave. Included below are the instructions for making the cake, and instructions for making a chocolate dressing to add to the cake. This is a fun project for a quick chocolate cake to satisfy instant cravings! Many ingredients can be substituted for a healthier alternative. For a healthy alternative replace:

  • Sugar for brown sugar or apple sauce
  • cocoa powder for high percentage of cocoa (at least 50%)
  • Milk with coconut milk

Instead of using the microwave simply bake cake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes or until the cake is cooked all the way through. Please use a cake holder that is suitable for the oven!

Try this simple, quick and delicious recipe!

What you will need:

CAKE:

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1 Cup of Caster Sugar (Super Fine White Sugar)
2 Cups of Self Raising Flour
1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup of Milk
12 tablespoons of Butter (melted)
SAUCE:
3/4 Cup of Dark Chocolate
1/3 Cup of Whipping Cream

1. Grab a mixing bowl, and add the 1 cup of caster sugar

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    2. Using a sifter, add the 2 cups of self raising flour

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      3. Using the same sifter, add the 1/4 cup of cocoa powder

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        4. Mix all together with a wooden spoon

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          5. Add the 2 eggs

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            6. Add the 3/4 cup milk

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              7. Add the melted 12 tablespoons of butter

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                8. Mix all together with a wooden spoon

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                  9. Grab a plastic microwaveable bowl (roughly 2 inches deep)

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                    10. Transfer mix into plastic microwaveable bowl

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                      11. Place in microwave and cook for 6-7 minutes

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                        12. Grab chocolate and place into glass microwaveable measuring 3/4 of a cup

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                          13. Add 1/3 of cup of whipping cream and place into microwave for 1 minute

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                            14. Mix well

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                              15. Drizzle on top of the cake

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                                16. Enjoy!

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                                  Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                                  11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                  11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                  Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                  Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                  1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                  Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                  Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                  3. Improved Sleep

                                  Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                  4. Appetite Control

                                  Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                  5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                  When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

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                                  Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                  7. Mosquito Repellant

                                  Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                  8. Pain Relief

                                  While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                  9. The New Anti-Viral

                                  Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                  10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                  Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                  11. Money Saving

                                  With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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