I KNOW….MICROWAVE CAKE…. Haven’t we seen many of those recipes floating around on Pinterest….infact I myself pinned 1-2 recipes 😉 but I have always been a little skeptical about how it is going to turn out. I did find out some reports on experimenters thoughts of the microwave recipes–saw good and bad both….bad more 😦 so I never tried it.
Approximately 2-3 weeks ago… my friend “J” talked about an Eggless microwave cake (all ones I saw had eggs in them)…HMMM (I wonder how that would be…my thots when she said it). So she tried it finally and said it was really good. So ofcourse I had to get the recipe…. she happily sent it over. Mid week when we met, she said she made changes to the recipe–made the cake a little better and not burn them out. So past weekend… I had to try it. Another friend of ours “R” has been staying with us on weekends…and like my hubs n me…he is a food buff and has sweet tooth 😉 so I decided to make them after Friday dinner.
EGGLESS MICROWAVE CAKE
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
6 tbsp milk (I’ve tried 2 % and skim milk-both work fine)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix all of the ingredients in a wide mouth bowl/cup and microwave for 2-1/2 min.
Be careful taking it out of the microwave… serve Hot with scoop on Vanilla Ice-cream.
I thought this one cake was good for 2 people…especially if your are trying to eat less desserts. Although this recipe is not very sweet- even though u put 3 tbsp of sugar… the cocoa powder does not let it get too sweet. Serve it with Vanilla Ice-cream and the sugar from that will balance the sweetness out.
We made quite a few changes to this recipe. Original recipe call for 3 tbsp of milk… we found that it cooks the cake, but does not make it as moist…. I tried with 5, 6, 7 and 8 tbsp of milk. 6tbsp milk made the cake moist and soft to my liking. So if you want feel free to add or subtract the amount of milk. Similarly we found adding 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder was better as oppose to 1/4 tsp. Original recipe calls for 3 tbsp cocoa powder- I found that a little too chocolate-y. So I tried 2tbsp and it worked perfect for me. Feel free to make it 3tbsp if you like it that ways.
The recipe I have here is exactly how we liked it…It is a good recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth when you feel like having dessert 😉
Hope you try it…