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    • crana999
    • By crana999 5th Jan 05, 2:20 AM
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    Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 2:20 AM
    Microwave cakes? 5th Jan 05 at 2:20 AM
    Does anyone have recipes for cakes and similar you can make in the microwave? (I don't have a proper oven, only a microwave).

    I've got one for syrup sponge that works well but want some for "proper cakes", anything like scones, breads, "traybakes" would be good too. (Pretty much any bakery things you would do in an oven but can be done in a microwave).

    Had a look on google but they all seemed to be "take a packet of cake mix.." which isn't really what I want.

    thanks for any help
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  • Galtizz
    • #2
    • 5th Jan 05, 10:55 AM
    Re: Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 10:55 AM
    I've found THIS one.

    It is for a pinapple and honey cake but you could just leave the pinapple off :-/
  • Galtizz
    • #3
    • 5th Jan 05, 11:02 AM
    Re: Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 11:02 AM
    There is also a recipe for fridge cake Here (5th one down, posted by Judi) You don't need an oven for that either ;D
    • crana999
    • By crana999 5th Jan 05, 12:05 PM
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    • 5th Jan 05, 12:05 PM
    Re: Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 12:05 PM
    thanks :-*
  • wisdom
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    • 5th Jan 05, 12:09 PM
    Re: Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 12:09 PM
    I have found this site. it has a section on microwave desserts http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/113/0.shtml

    There are recipes for chocolate brownies, peanut butter brownies, chocolate cake, banana cake, fudge and peanut brittle all done in a microwave.

    Iíve not tried any of them though, so I donít know if they are any good.
    • crana999
    • By crana999 5th Jan 05, 3:54 PM
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    • 5th Jan 05, 3:54 PM
    Re: Microwave cakes?
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    • 5th Jan 05, 3:54 PM
    wow, looks great! thanks!
    • sparkle_monkey
    • By sparkle_monkey 17th Feb 06, 9:40 AM
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    • 17th Feb 06, 9:40 AM
    Microwave cake recipes?
    • #7
    • 17th Feb 06, 9:40 AM
    Hi, I don't have an oven right now and have a huge craving for cookies or cake or anything sweet. Do you have any good recipes for the microwave?
    Can you make crumble in a micro? thanks!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Feb 06, 9:58 AM
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    • 17th Feb 06, 9:58 AM
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    • 17th Feb 06, 9:58 AM
    Hi, I don't have an oven right now and have a huge craving for cookies or cake or anything sweet. Do you have any good recipes for the microwave?
    Can you make crumble in a micro? thanks!
    by sparkle_monkey
    Hiya

    We have an older thread asking the same question and now, as you can see, I have added your post to it. The earliest posts are listed first so you'll need to read from the beginning to catch up.

    There's a Chocolate and Beetroot cake in the Cooking section of the MEGA Index that I have made before. I didn't have an oven at the time so nuked it in the mixing bowl for 8:30 on high. You might want to skewer test it from eight minutes.

    There are microwave sponge puds and suet puds listed in our main Old Style Recipe Collection.

    You can find these via my signature any time you see it or...

    ..you can use the Indexed Collections link in the Blue Bar at the top of every page which looks something like this:-


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    • sparkle_monkey
    • By sparkle_monkey 17th Feb 06, 11:32 AM
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    • 17th Feb 06, 11:32 AM
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    • 17th Feb 06, 11:32 AM
    Thanks squeaky - I should've checked the old threads!
  • mummysaver
    My mum used to make microwave cakes if she was in a hurry - have just spoken to her and she said she can't remember but thinks ingredients/quantities were pretty much the same as an oven baked cake, and a victoria sponge mix should take about 3-4 mins, then you just slice it in half! I remember the very eggy smell whilst they cooked in the microwave, but am going to try later myself!

    Mum also used to have a recipe for choux buns cooked in the microwave, she has promised to try and find it - I can't stand them, but children love them - but if anyone has one please let me know!
  • NickiM
    Cakes - microwave recipes
    Hi,
    I had an exam today which went really badly and at home what I'd do is bake to destress. Only problem is, here at uni, I am catered and hence only have a microwave!

    I can walk to the shops and have bowls/scales/cutlery etc, so can anyone provide a cake recipe I could make in the microwave?
    Thanks,
    Nicki
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 19th May 08, 7:15 PM
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    Hi Nicki,

    There's an earlier thread with some links that may help so I'll add your post to it to keep all the recipes together.

    This thread may help too:

    any recipes for biscuits in the microwave

    Pink
  • NickiM
    Thanks very much pink-winged
    • angeldiva
    • By angeldiva 12th Feb 09, 9:18 AM
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    The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe
    I got this today about Microwave Cakes...

    5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

    4 tablespoons flour
    4 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons milk
    3 tablespoons oil
    3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
    a small splash of vanilla extract
    1 large coffee mug

    Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
    Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.


    Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
    The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

    Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
    EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

    And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

    Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
    Last edited by angeldiva; 12-02-2009 at 9:20 AM.
    • lolly5648
    • By lolly5648 13th Feb 09, 3:13 PM
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    Sounds interesting but I think I will try it in a small Pyrex bowl rather than a mug. What oil did you use - virgin olive or vegetable oil?
    • angeldiva
    • By angeldiva 13th Feb 09, 5:18 PM
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    Sounds interesting but I think I will try it in a small Pyrex bowl rather than a mug. What oil did you use - virgin olive or vegetable oil?
    Originally posted by lolly5648

    I used Olive, but thats becuase thats what i had in

    My microwave is only 700watts so I left it in a bit longer but it still worked...it was really nice (surprisingly)
    • stormchaos
    • By stormchaos 13th Feb 09, 6:48 PM
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    ewww 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar in a mugfull of sponge !!!
    i'd rather make the 4oz sugar/butter/flour + 2 eggs, with either jam or fruit under it (cooked for 6 mins)and have a huge bowlfull that feeds 5 of us
    • angeldiva
    • By angeldiva 16th Feb 09, 8:11 AM
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    ewww 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar in a mugfull of sponge !!!
    i'd rather make the 4oz sugar/butter/flour + 2 eggs, with either jam or fruit under it (cooked for 6 mins)and have a huge bowlfull that feeds 5 of us
    Originally posted by stormchaos

    Well that sounds nice, I was only sharing the reciepe I found, im sure its very adaptable.
    • Raspberry Swirl
    • By Raspberry Swirl 16th Feb 09, 2:35 PM
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    I've made this microwave sponge pudding before: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5598/fastestever-lemon-pudding and it turned out far better than I expected. It's a regular now when I have a pudding urge and just can't wait
  • financially_gaga
    This is the eggless recipe that i use. I have one of those silicone cake tins that you can use in the microwave so it comes out like a 'real' cake!

    2 & 2/3 cup cake flour,
    1 and 1/3 cup sugar,
    2/3 cup of oil,
    2 tsp bicarb of soda,
    2 level tsp baking powder,
    2 cups cold water,
    1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
    2 tbl lemon juice

    Split the mixture in 2 and Microwave for 6 mins. When both are cool, add jam and cream and sandwich together!
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