Okay so I’m sure all you university students have heard of cake-in-a-cup.
Well I have a slight variation to the recipe, but it involves a bowl, I find you use less dishes.

Cake in a Bowl
4 tblsp flour
4 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tblsp canola oil
1 egg
1 tblsp 2% milk
dash of vanilla extract
Mix dry ingredients first, then mix in wet ingredients into a cereal bowl. The cake batter should be smooth but not too watery. Microwave on high for 3 mins. I like to stop the microwave when there is about 30 seconds left, makes a fluffier cake in my opinion. Take out of the microwave and cool for a couple minutes - it’s going to be hard to resist devouring the cake right away.
I enjoy this with a huge dollop of whipped cream, but that might just be me.

Discovering how to bake cake in the microwave honestly has changed my perspective on baking. I think I want to try to experiment baking other things as well. Any suggestion?
Anyways, I made some bean curry the other day, I forgot to take photos. I still have some leftovers so maybe I’ll remember to take another photo.

Cheers and happy cake eating.

Okay so I’m sure all you university students have heard of cake-in-a-cup.

Well I have a slight variation to the recipe, but it involves a bowl, I find you use less dishes.

Cake in a Bowl

  • 4 tblsp flour
  • 4 tblsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tblsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tblsp 2% milk
  • dash of vanilla extract

Mix dry¬†ingredients¬†first, then mix in wet ingredients into a cereal bowl. The cake batter should be smooth but not too watery. Microwave on high for 3 mins. I like to stop the microwave when there is about 30 seconds left, makes a fluffier cake in my opinion. Take out of the microwave and cool for a couple minutes - it’s going to be hard to resist devouring the cake right away.

I enjoy this with a huge dollop of whipped cream, but that might just be me.

Discovering how to bake cake in the microwave honestly has changed my perspective on baking. I think I want to try to experiment baking other things as well. Any suggestion?

Anyways, I made some bean curry the other day, I forgot to take photos. I still have some leftovers so maybe I’ll remember to take another photo.

Cheers and happy cake eating.