Can You Microwave Cake?

Q: My life turned upside down when I told my colleague at the office that I want something sweet for evening tea, and she told me “I’ll be right back in a minute”! Well, it took her five minutes but what do you think she had held in her hands? A chocolate banana cake! I know there were some bananas, eggs, and chocolate in the office fridge. But there is no oven! Did she microwave it? Can you microwave a cake?

How to Microwave a 5-Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug?

Believe it or not, you can accelerate the cake baking process several times if you have a working microwave oven in your kitchen.

The story with the colleagues and their evening tea in the office proves that even a kid, under your strict guidance, can bake themselves a sweet dessert in the twinkling of an eye.

Here is a classic recipe for a chocolate cake in the microwave oven, following which you will become a guru of microwaving cakes.

This cake resembles a brownie. It’s soft, hot and very chocolaty.

You can even add some vanilla ice-cream or any sweet and sour jams to it.

If you are mulling over what mug you should better take to microwave the best chocolate cake ever, we will help you to make the right choice.

Take a large mug or a bowl, which are made of a heat-resistant material and remember to fill half of it, or you will have to scrape the cake off the microwave oven dish.


  • Sugar – 3 tbs
  • Flour – 4 tbs
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbs
  • Egg – 1 pc
  • Milk (or non-fat cream) – 3 tbs
  • Melted butter or vegetable oil – 3 tbs


If possible, sift the flour through a sieve, add sugar, cocoa powder, and mix it.

All the liquid ingredients should be mixed separately and combined with a mixture of flour, cocoa and sugar afterward.

A golden rule in baking cakes is to mix loose and liquid ingredients separately.

Stir well until smooth.

If you wish, you can add nuts, seeds, crushed cookies, caramel, pieces of chocolate, and other additional ingredients.

Grease the container with butter, or sprinkle the walls and bottom with flour or cocoa powder.

Microwave the dessert for 3 to 5 minutes at the highest power.

Banana Cake in the Microwave Oven

This is very likely the cake that our reader received from the colleague and got so much surprised with.

The microwaveable banana cake can be a perfect company to a caramel cream or chocolate ice-cream.

You might need to double the ingredients so you don’t have to microwave the cake twice. You will definitely want more.

Banana cakes are nutritious enough, so children can take it as a dessert to school, or eat after breakfast.


  • Melted butter or vegetable oil – 1 tbs
  • Egg – 1 pc
  • Milk – 1 tbs
  • Banana – 1 pc
  • Flour – 3 tbs
  • Sugar – 3 tbs
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp


To start with, mash banana with a fork – the more the better.

Again, mix all the loose ingredients in a separate bowl. They are flour, baking powder, and sugar.

Take another container and stir all the liquid and soft products.

Slightly beat up the egg but don’t let it transform into the white foam.

Add banana puree to the egg and stir at once.

Did you know that you could even substitute an egg with a banana due to their culinary similarity? If you don’t have an egg, mash one banana and add it instead of the egg (you won’t be able to make a banana omelet though, but you can easily bake pancakes without eggs.)

After you have mixed banana with the egg, add butter (visit our page and learn how to melt butter in the microwave oven) or substitute it with vegetable oil, and pour in the milk.

Mix well the mass, add loose ingredients and stir until it’s even.

Fill the half of the mug and send in the microwave for 1 minute.

Take it out of the microwave oven for a few seconds and then put back to bake again for 10-15 seconds.

Repeat the process 3-4 times, and then check the readiness with a wooden stick.

If the stick is dry, the cake is ready.

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