The Science Behind Microwavable Cakes

by Joshua Hampton

microwavable cakeIt has been said that microwavable cakes are dangerous. And why is that you might ask? Why are microwavable cake recipes considered the most dangerous cakes in the world? Well, simply because now, you are only a few minutes away from devilishly good cakes! Any time of the day, you are able to get your hands on sumptuously good treats that can be prepared in a flash. Here are a couple of microwavable cake recipes you can try for yourself, as well as a microwavable cakes in a cup for those of you who are just baking for one.

Microwavable Chocolate Cakes

Here is a wonderful chocolate cake recipe that will be made in the microwave for ease and convenience. If you are craving for a chocolate concoction and do not have the time and inclination to bake one, this recipe is for you.


1 cup of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of curd
2 sticks of butter
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of soda-bi-carbonate
4-5 tablespoons of milk
3 tablespoons of chocolate or cocoa powder


First, grease a microwavable safe dish that is round. Now sieve the chocolate or cocoa powder, flour, soda-bi-carbonate as well as baking powder in a bowl. Next, beat the curd, butter and sugar until they turn creamy and fluffy. Combine the sieved flour mixture with the beaten sugar mixture. Now you can add milk, mixing it in gradually. After doing that, you can now pour the batter into the greased microwavable safe dish. Here comes the easiest part, microwave for approximately 7 to 8 minutes at 60% power. To finish off, pop it again in the oven at 100% for one minute. Allow it to cool, before you top it off with your icing of choice. Enjoy!

Microwavable Sponge Cakes

Sponge cakes are an outstanding choice for microwavable cakes. First make sure to get the ingredients in their correct measurements. Microwavable sponge cakes are delicious to eat as it is, or to use as a foundation for a homemade dessert that uses sponge. Here’s your chance to sample your own microwavable sponge cake before anyone hears about it. The wonderful thing about microwave cooking is that it provides immediate satisfaction. Whenever you are in a rush, tired or stressed, just turn to your trusty microwave for help! This is also an excellent comfort food oozing with a lot of feel-good factors, made from scratch, yet served on your plate in less than 10 minutes. Warning! Weight gain is imminent.


1 stick of butter
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons of fresh milk


First, grease a microwavable safe dish that is round of about 1 pint capacity. Now cream the butter and sugar together while also gradually adding the fresh milk and whole egg. Next, sift in the flour, folding it in gently. Place the mix in the microwavable safe dish. Now place your cake in the microwave on full power for approximately three and a half minutes. Instant sponge cake!

Microwavable Cakes in a Cup

microwavable cake in a mugThere are surely many of 5-minute cake-in-a-cup recipes out there, but this is perhaps one of the most reliable 5-minute recipes for instant heaven in a cup. This fast and simple chocolate cake recipe will change your definition of instant indulgence. Now you can have a delightful chocolate dessert on a whim. So get a generous microwavable mug and get ready to make new kind of weight gain substance!


4 tablespoons of all purpose flour
4 tablespoons of white sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 whole egg
3 tablespoons of fresh milk
3 tablespoon of vegetable oil (preferably coconut oil)
3 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
A tiny dash of vanilla extract
1 generous sized microwavable mug


First, place the dry ingredients into the mug, and mix thoroughly. Next add the egg and mix thoroughly as well. After that, pour in the fresh milk and vegetable oil while stirring gradually. Now add the semi-sweet chocolate chips, a tad of vanilla extract, while mixing everything well. Finally, you can place your mug in the microwave and nuke it for 3 minutes using the high setting. Expect it to rise slightly over the top of the rim. Once done, allow your sinful dessert to cool for a few minutes. Pop it out of the mug and have it with either ice cream or some nice pre-prepared icing.

Baking Tips

Here are some common sense tips as you get more acquainted with your microwave for baking.

• Always remember not to fill your dish more than 3/4 its capacity to allow room for the cake to rise.

• Never cover your dish or container while microwaving the cake.

• Microwavable cakes may look wet when first taken out. Allow it to stand for a few minutes as it will dry by that time to a nice moist texture.

• Never forget to grease the base of the microwave dish well because the cakes tend to stick onto the inside of the dish.

• Consider purchasing microwave ready silicone baking trays.

So, what are you waiting for? Try to whip up a cup of awesomeness in just a couple of minutes and see how incredibly delicious these babies are!

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