Thursday, 26 March 2015

Microwave Cake

Microwave cake

Hello ladies and gentlemen, 
We have a guest writer in the house today. She is one of my able blog editors and she's exceptional at everything she does. Today she's putting her spin on microwave cake. Read, try and enjoy, with a friend or two. 

Hi, it's nice to be featured here. I tried out the microwave cake and decided to share the experience with y'all here. So here goes. 

The inspiration for this cake came from; 


For Cake:

2 tbsp butter

4 tbsp sugar

1 egg (beaten)

4 tbsp yoghurt

1/4 tsp baking soda

Drops of vanilla essence

1/2 cup of flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp coffee 

For Crumble:

1 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp nutmeg 

How To:

- Mix all the ingredients for the crumble in a bowl/mug and microwave for 1 min, then set aside.

- Put the butter in a bowl/mug and soften in the microwave  (20 secs).

- Stir in the sugar.

- Stir in the egg.

- Add the yoghurt, baking soda and vanilla essence and stir.

- Add the flour and baking powder. Keep stirring.

- Add the coffee. Stir till free of lumps.

- Put in the microwave for 2 minutes. Insert toothpick to check if it's done, if it isn't, leave in for 10 secs. Keep doing so till toothpick comes out clean. Pour the crumble on top and pop back in for another 10 secs. (Shouldn't exceed 3 minutes in total.)

- Bring out of the microwave and leave to cool.

- Enjoy! 

Note: The original recipe used sour cream but since I didn't have that, I used yoghurt and baking soda (yoghurt and baking soda work together as substitute for sour cream). Also used nutmeg for crumble in place of cinnamon.



  1. Not bad, easy and quick 2 prepare but does it taste as good as a sponge cake.

  2. Yes it does. It's very moist. You can omit the coffee if you're not a coffee lover.

  3. You can vary it. Play around. Try removing the coffee and add cocoa powder instead. Grate in some vegetable like carrot or fruit like apple, the possibilities are 'endless'.