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?

  • possible duplicate of Baking cakes in the Microwave ovens as compared to Electric ovens
    – Mat
    Commented May 24, 2014 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
    Commented May 24, 2014 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
    Commented May 25, 2014 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
    Commented May 25, 2014 at 9:32
  • How about a brownie?
    – JW.
    Commented May 26, 2014 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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