Make A Milo Bowl Cake In 3 Steps!

Cook time: 3 minutes.

For days when you NEED a dessert pronto. By Kenneth Goh

Milo bowl cake. Photos: Feline Lim

This three-step recipe for a Milo bowl cake gives you a fuss-free dessert in less than five minutes.

It is no surprise that this recipe went viral when it first appeared on Buzzfeed Australia in 2015.

The aromatic malted chocolate-flavoured cake comes out of the microwave oven with a dense and slightly sticky texture. Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

You need just a few ingredients to make a milo bowl cake.


  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 4 Tbs self-raising flour
  • 4 Tbs white sugar
  • 4 Tbs Milo powder
  • 3 Tbs fresh milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 Tbs vegetable oil


1. Brush a 15cm-diameter microwave-safe ceramic bowl with vegetable oil.

2. Combine all the other ingredients in the bowl and mix well.

3. Heat the mixture in a microwave oven for three minutes at medium-high setting.

4. Garnish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve.

Serves two

Tip: The cake is best eaten within 30 minutes after it is cooked, before it hardens.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 19, 2017, with the headline 'Recipes'.

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