What kind of cake can I make in a microwave?

You can make any cake you like in a microwave. Even in microwaves, some of you might have convection microwaves and some of you might have non convection microwaves. Majority of people think that baking a cake in a microwave can only be done in a convection microwave but that is just not true.

What makes a mug cake rise?

Luckily, you don’t need the egg—a pinch of baking powder is enough to help the batter rise up the sides of the mug.

Why are mug cakes rubbery?

The unfortunate rubbery texture of some mug cakes usually comes from either too much oil or from overcooking the cake itself. Most recipes call for some sort of milk as well. I prefer almond milk, but you can use any milk (or milk alternative) you prefer.

How do I bake a mug cake?

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract. Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.

How do you make a quick and easy mug cake?


  1. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a mug and stir together.
  2. Stir in milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth, being sure to scrape the bottom of the mug. Stir in sprinkles.
  3. Cook in microwave for 70-90 seconds* (until cake is just set, but still barely shiny on top).

Does mug cake need baking powder?

If you don’t have self rising flour, you’ll need baking powder. If you don’t have baking powder, use 1/4 the amount of baking soda. But then I would also substitute the milk (or add) with buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt. You need something acidic to making the baking soda work and make the cakes rise.

How do you keep a mug cake from overflowing?

To avoid overbaking, use the lowest cook time listed in the recipe or a few seconds less. Then you can microwave it for 5-10 more seconds if you need to.

How much baking soda do you put in a mug cake?

Get a coffee mug (a standard 8 or 12 ounce one works just fine) and put in:6 Tbs all-purpose flour2 rounded Tbs sugar1/2 tsp baking soda1/8 tsp saltmix it all up with a fork and add:4 Tbs milk1 Tbs oil1/2 tsp vanillaMix it all up really well and make sure there are no flour lumps at the bottom of the cup.

How much flour do you put in a mug cake?

Grab a mug, a whisk, and a bowl then you’re ready to go! ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour – Any brand of all-purpose flour will do. If you have self-rising flour you can use that too, just leave out the baking powder and salt!