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I wanted to bake a cake and I have a microwave oven. Can someone please let me know if I can bake a cake in it and how?

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possible duplicate of Baking cakes in the Microwave ovens as compared to Electric ovens –  Mat May 24 at 12:47
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You are much better off looking for recipes that require no baking at all, or so-called "refrigerator pies". –  logophobe May 24 at 18:45
    
+1 for refrigerator or "icebox" pies. My grandmother makes a mean lemon icebox pie. You can buy a pre-cooked crust and just pour in the goodness. –  Preston Fitzgerald May 25 at 5:59
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I don't think this is a duplicate. The older question discusses microwaves with connection mode, this one is about normal microwaving. As far as I can remember, we have answered this for pizza, not for cake. But if you remember a different question about cake and standard microwave, please cast a close vote and a flag, we can close and merge. –  rumtscho May 25 at 9:32
    
How about a brownie? –  JW. May 26 at 0:37

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You certainly can prepare cake-like foodstuff in the microwave. One such application is a sponge cake. These are quick and easy, though you'll be hard-pressed to make something that's not just a poor substitute for the real thing.

That being said, cook one of these up and drop it on a plate with some fresh fruit and maybe some whipped cream and you'll have an instant dessert.

This LifeHacker article suggests:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter (50 g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup flour (50g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk

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Em! Looks delicious thank you, I'll try..... –  Babra Ejaz May 25 at 9:12
    
Cool! Let us know how it goes. –  Preston Fitzgerald May 27 at 6:50
    
I realise this was asked and answered a while ago, but I'm new here, I won't add this as an answer, but I do a microwave upside down cake using jam or tinned fruits, similar to this recipie food.com/recipe/microwave-pineapple-upside-down-cake-382103 –  Martin Jevon Jul 21 at 10:09

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