Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eggless Instant Microwave Cake

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This post is super hot :) Just tried this cake a while back and could not resist posting it immediately.

I wasn't in good mood this morning. Have been dead dull and inducing my mood to rest at home too. Sometimes life isnt as happy as the fairy tales! :( Grrrr nothing happens as we expect and I hate bad surprises.

But all I could do to divert myself was to make a cup of cake for myself!! yup "Cup of cake" :) A perfect cup of instant happiness :) yummmmm I'm back to good mood again :)

Someone sometime said the word "STRESSED" when reversed makes "DESSERTS" :) warewah!! how true :)

This is can also be called a bachelor's cake. Its so simple and mess free that a novice bachelor can also make. :)

I picked this recipe from the blog "Life and spice" and it came out really well. :)

The cake was perfectly baked, chocolaty, soft and yummy :)

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Ingredients:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 3 tblsp
Powdered Sugar - 3 tblsp
Cooking oil - 3 tblsp
Milk - 3 tblsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tblsp
Chocolate chips - 2 tsp(Optional)
Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch

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Method:

In a microwave safe coffee mug, mix together all purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cooking soda and salt.

Add oil, vanilla essence and milk to it and stir well with a spoon until it becomes a smooth batter. See to that it does not form any lumps. Finally add the chocolate chips and give it one stir.

Microwave this at 900W(max power in my microwave) for 2 mins. Check it out after 1.5 mins and if the cake looks still wet go ahead with another 30 seconds. The timing is subjected to your microwave settings.

The cake would initially look puffed up but would drop down once cooled.


Instant microwave cake is ready :)

Serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream. It tastes awesome as it is :)

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Tips:

This cake is baked in the microwave mode and not in convection mode of the microwave.

Make sure if your coffee mug has "microwave safe symbol" at the bottom of your coffee mug.

To make vanilla cake you can skip cocoa and increase the cooking soda by a pinch. This is because cocoa by itself has raising agents. Hence skipping it will require some more of cooking soda for the cake to raise.

See to that the batter occupies just half of your coffee mug.

You can top the cake with some fresh cream or butter cream.

You can also add a tsp of instant coffee powder to make coffee flavored cake :)

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Written by: Nithya
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102 comments:

Priya said...

I love this instant and quick yummy cake, beautiful clicks..

kitchen queen said...

lovely microwave version cake looks perfectly baked and very chocolateeeeeeeee.

The Foodie said...

This cake is looking fabulous..very beautiful clicks too... desserts can be definitely stress busters :)

Anuradha said...

Fantabulous looking cake. Simple and classic. Will definitely try it out once i get a new Oven! Nice pics!

veena said...

Kya bath ,kya bath,kya bath..! I desperately need this.It is that bean that makes wonder.I liked it is eggless. had seen a couple of one whole egg in.When we are upto doing this case,one would def not wait to frost it..!

Divya Kudua said...

I've heard so many rave about the MW mug cake but never tried making it myself.Chocolate is a great mood uplifter and I am sure you are back to your chirpy self now!!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Your cake looks good.Mine did not turn out that great.Maybe I shud try your version.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,actually I thought cake in microwave wont come moist,but I changed my mind,will try out once,as we can make in less amount :)clicks are cool nithi!

Sharmilee! :) said...

This sounds instant and quick...Colorful clicks nithi. Good that baking cheers u up same with me too :) Luved the cupcakes towel

Shanthi said...

Quick instant cake. Will try it soon

Radhika said...

Great clicks Nithi. the cake look s very moist too. will definitely try it out.

Priti said...

I haven seen this 2 min cake in umpteen blogs now ...and always wanted to try ...yours is tempting a lot...wonderful clicks

Kanchan said...

Perfect to make anyones day.... loved the pics !

jayasree said...

I love these instant dessert to satisfy the sweet cravings...Sure baking is a mood lifter.

nivedita said...

we all love this magic mug cake in my house.
its amazing to make cake in 5 minutes.
I have tried adding coffee, cinnamon and plain cake. every time its different.
you have clicked beautiful photos.
As usual its Nithi right
:-)))))

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Nithya

Microwave cakes look so delicious and inviting. Would definitely try out this simple recipe at home.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sunanda said...

Cake looks tempting.. very simple microwave recipe.. thnx..

Suja Sugathan said...

Instant and yummy cake,looks fabulous.

divya said...

Beautiful & too Tempting...

Srivalli said...

Agreed this is the best way to indulge quickly..I had made it few weeks back..pictures look yum!

Lav said...

Beautiful clikcs.....a very quick version, yummm.......

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Krithi's Kitchen said...

2 min cake... looks ans sounds yummy.. This is one of my keeper recipe... Would definitely try..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Priya's Feast said...

y u feel low?...Enjoy the singleness to the core...Coffee Cake in Coffee Cup??...hmmm....yummm..I was planning a post on this microwave mocha cake too..Great minds still thinking alike..
:-)

Kay said...

Thanks for trying it sweetie:) It looks gorgeous! Hugs:)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Soft and yummy easy too. Its my fav flavor.........

Vimitha Anand said...

Ooh they make me drool... A moreish chocolate cake in 2 mins... SOunds inviting.. Will surely try this...
Loved the clicks

DEESHA said...

I was meaning to do this since long. looks awesome

Divya Vikram said...

I love this instant cake in MW> I make it with coffee powder.

Gulmohar said...

delicious cake..irresistible too, like other chocolate cakes :-)yummy clicks too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

ok, now I too have to make it, beautifully done.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow cake looks super moist and yummy..and lovely clicks Nithya.

Prerna said...

Isn't that the best way to fulfill ur chocolate craving? Just microwave for a few minutes and a yummy cake is in front of you! I love it!

shriannalakshmi said...

superb! cakes made simple:-)

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
looks delicious dear....
let me start baking from this simple recipe
Bookmarked it dear.....

jeyashrisuresh said...

since i dont have an oven i can stick to this recipe and this will be a great treat to my daughter who loves cake.. Clicks are pretty.

sanjeeta kk said...

Really very hot post, Nithi! This cake will make my day any day...

Kairali sisters said...

Perfect and such a great recipe NIts...

A Busy Nest said...

I can't wait to show this to my daughter. She can make her own cake and I can eliminate calories!

Pavithra said...

Since long time I did not do this.. (I make this when i was in singapore) I usually do this when we badly want to eat dessert after dinner :( This is sure a quick and satisfy our cravings for chocolate. Pictures are great asusual Nithi. Hope your mood are ok now :) Enjoy !!!

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

coffee mug cake is looking moist n delicious...

Anu Nandu said...

These instant desserts scare me just coz I know I'm going to make them quite often and eat all by myself! Looks nothing but perfect as always.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy...Great clicks...

FunWidFud

Gayu said...

Lovely!!I must try this soon.This is so simple and looks moist too!!

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Perfect for stay-at-home mums like me! :p

vidhas said...

Wow!!Niti, wonderful. I can try this becuase i am new to baking and i dont have convention microwave too. will be a hit among kids.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I too love this version nithi,Ur pictures makes me to try it out immediately...

Chitra said...

Hats off to ur clicks & pics nithi :)Luv this cake, will surely try sometime :)

M D said...

Love ur microwave version cake, yum and decadent.

chromophore said...

hi nithu! munni here :D i tried it immediately (today) to surprise amma ! it came out so well and she loved it! amazing post :D

sangeeta said...

Hi Nithya.... Loved your valentines' special donuts and this eggless cake.I rarely bake any eggless cake but i do bake cakes in ceramic mugs...especially for a friend's son who comes to study sometimes:)

Loved you creativity in making the donuts:)

Tina said...

microwave cake looks simply delicious n suprb dear....beautiful clicks too.....

Sasmita said...

Even I prefer my cakes eggless when it's free from icing sugar decoration... else don't like the smell!
But your idea of adding chocolate chips is great! I'll try!

Turmericnspice said...

these look soo cute...wld love it with my coffee

Lakshmi said...

Yummy cake, Nithya. And loved that bit about reversing "stressed". Way to go!

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

wow... looks delicious!

Pasta and Paratha said...

Hi..the cake looks too good to be true coming from a microwave ! I am keen to try it out but have no cocoa powder, was thinking if can use chocolate syrup instead and make a choc. version? Do you think that would work?

Pasta and Paratha said...

I think I am going to stick to your version, buy cocoa powder and try it out first then maybe experiment with chocolate syrup the next time around..will let you know how it turns out..

Raksha said...

I had tried this. Its superb

sunaina said...

one of the easiest ,yummiest microwave cake .imediately tried after reading . my son also loved it .

Deeksha... said...

I just bought a microwave yesterday and your was the first recipe I made in it. Very simple and came out very well. Though it's a li'l dark for my taste.

It kinda got a little hard after sometime, is there a way to keep it soft??

Anu said...

i'm new to this blog...while i was surfing through i was excited when i read this recipe and even more when the cake turned out as told. i loved every bite..thank you for this wonderful recipe.

Gayathri said...

hey nithya.. we inaugurated the microwave with ur recipe :) and it reminded me of pillsbury cooker cake.. everyone at home gave a thumbsup :) and i reduced the cocoa powder by half tbsp, increased milk by one tbsp, and it got ready at 2 mins.. just cant wait to try out ur other baking recipes.. thanks soooooo much nithi :)

Anju said...

Itsss jstttt yummyyy....i tried it today & it cm out wwoooo...so yummy..really.I JST LOVE IT.Thanx 4 ur recipe.

Anju said...

thanxx a lottt dear

Swets said...

It sucked! I made it and it was so bad, it became all rubbery with oil dripping. Eww.

GraffitiWall2007 said...

Just tried it and it was the best microwavable cake I've ever had!

Nisha S. said...

My cake turned bitter Nithya, wondering if the 2 Tbsp cocoa was a bit too much?

Nithya said...

Thanks all :)

Nisha - Oh so sorry!!! I generally like bitter chocolate and hence liked it this way. But actually, the bitterness depends on the cocoa powder you use as well. Give it a try again with less cocoa powder and I'm sure its addictive :)

sutira said...

I love this! So chocolatey and I never would've guessed it was made in less than ten minutes.

Deepti said...

Hi Nitya,
Tried this 2min cake and it turned out so well. Very happy. Keeper recipe. My daughter too loved the taste and texture.Now I can add one more item to her small break box.Thanks.

chatora said...

Just now tried it and I like it particularly considering the little time .thanks

chatora said...

Wonderful instant gratification
Thanks

Pranali Kadam said...

Tempting!

I've been searching 'easy cake recipe' for blue days.I'm soon trying it.
Thanks.

Sapna said...

Hi, i made this today and it came out quite well. just want to know how much maida to use for plain vanilla cake, thanks.

alokas world.. said...

hey.....thank u for dis yummy instant recipe......hope u post more instant recipes which r microwave made....
aloka

alokas world.. said...

hey.....thank u for dis yummy instant recipe......hope u post more instant recipes which r microwave made....
aloka

Rajiv Bhasin said...
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Rajiv Bhasin said...

Mind blowing .. I cooked the cake today and it was done in 1.30 minutes flat. Really yummy and fantabulous.

Mi :) said...

Awesome, I just made one and I couldn't believe it!!! My convention baked cakes are not this moist and soft!!! Thank you so much for the recipe :) Didn't try the cup cake yest but it smells and looks delicious wish I could post a pic...

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Bhavana said...

Really a good one to try

Kiran said...

Can we make this cake in glass..?

Kiran said...

Can we make this cake in glass..?

Kiran said...

Can we make this cake in glass..?

suchismitabandyopadhyay said...

I just tried now this cup cake & so impressed that within 2 mins cake was done. I just waitting if little colder then I have it with vanilla ice cream. but that time cake is so hard like cookies. Why it happened can't understand. Pls give me some advice how it w'll be soft if have it after sometimes later.

sagarika said...

I tried this yesterday, it was really awesome and everyone loved this.It was a big hit. thankx

Geetha said...

Tries this just now. Amazing!Just one and a half minutes and the cake is done. Great dessert idea!

Geetha said...

Tries this just now. Amazing!Just one and a half minutes and the cake is done. Great dessert idea!

Hana Saleh said...

I followed the exact recipe, added white chocolate chips and kept in microwave for 90 sec. It turned out amazing. If you live by ur own, this with a cup of milk is your best companion!

mehblog said...

STRESSED-->DESSERTS?
...Oh my goodness. I just gained a whole new philosophy. *_*

mehblog said...

...Oh, and the recipe looks delicious. Forgot to say that. :p

rasika said...

omg,....this receipe is so good.. my sister started it at 11:30pm.. said she is making cake.. i laughed at her.. the we went to check the oven .. and by MIDNIGHT i was done eating it..thanks a tonne

Sikha Das said...

Looks yummy.....

R said...

great recipe....easy to make....doesnt take time....n gives lovely results.....wat else can some1 ask 4 :)

Sneha Nair said...

like few people said
my cake turned out moist but it hardened within an hour
i wanted to surprise my husband with this amazing cake..but it was a huge disappointment..moreover the vegetable oil smell was dominating the cake..yeww
nithya..any suggestions?how about substituting oil with melted butter?

Kshema Prakash said...

The very first try turned out so well! I substituted sugar with a tbsp of honey, and oil with white butter; forgot to add vanilla essence :)
But the cake turned out so yummy and spongy.......thanks for satisfying my taste buds! Its a super-duper instant hit!!

Aniruddha Chanda said...

Simple and classic. I must try this for my mom righ now.....

kateypopsy said...

Can you keep the cake? or does it have to be eaten straight away?

Eric Rodgers said...

I made one tonight, and topped it with a bit of... flavored liquid coffee creamer. :-) Incredibly easy, and ideal to make especially during warmer weather, since it doesn't heat up the kitchen.

Jenifer Cros said...

Try to run the first very well! Replace sugar I with a tablespoon of honey, and oil with white butter; forgot to add vanilla essence.
Breville Smart Oven

Youdont havetoknow said...

It was amazing, thank you so much! :D

Leelagovind said...

today i made it in silicone cups so turned out wellshaped cupcakes and spongyyy too..loved it and will make more by this microwave version..thanks for the recipe..

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