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8 Delicious & Easy Cake Recipes With Microwave Oven!

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All of us know that ovens are awesome for baking delicious fluffy cakes. But if you don’t have an oven, what will you do? You might have a microwave in your kitchen, right? Well, believe it or not, you can bake cakes in microwaves too! There are plenty of reasons to believe how microwaves are better than electric ovens. You can even bake with microwaves! That’s how cool they are. Therefore, we bring you a list of 8 Delicious & Easy Cake Recipes With Microwave Oven!

Before diving into all the delicious and easy microwave oven recipes we’ve got in store for you, you need to equip yourself with a few quick tips regarding working easily and efficiently with a microwave! Check out our article Best Microwave Oven Tips for some life-changing tricks. Moreover, here is a bonus article for you if you want to teach your kids how to cook in a microwave oven!

Now that we’re ready to use the microwave oven like a pro, here are some super tasty microwave cake recipes! Let’s get started.

Cake Recipes with Microwave Oven

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1. Microwave Chocolate Lava Mug Cake

What’s better than gooey mouthwatering chocolate cake? Well, chocolate cake with a load of melting lava chocolate inside! What’s awesome is that it’s super quick to cook as well, just under 10 minutes. This utterly warm and fudgy chocolate lava mug cake will melt into your mouth instantly!

This recipe by A Grande Life is absolutely life-changing. You don’t have to go the extra mile by prepping your oven and getting into the baking mindset for this sweet treat. Just dump everything into a mug and you’ve got your very own one-person dessert!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • quarter cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • quarter cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon water

Steps

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, uncovered, for 30-45 seconds in your microwave oven.
  2. Take your trusty old “microwaveable” mug and whisk together a quarter cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, half a teaspoon of baking powder, a quarter cup of granulated sugar and a teeny tiny pinch of salt, until they’re all mixed well.
  3. Add the previously melted butter into this mixture along with 3 tablespoons of milk, 1 egg and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and mix thoroughly.
  4. Now, add 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips in the middle of your mixture and cover them up with the batter. Put in about 1 tablespoon of water right over the top of the batter.
  5. Put your mug into the microwave and let your yummy treat cook for about 1-2 minutes until the cake rises and sets to the sides.

And there you have it! Your microwave chocolate lava mug cake is all ready to be devoured! Isn’t it one of the best cake recipes with microwave oven ever?

2. Coffee Mug Cake

If you’re an avid fan of coffee then you NEED to try out this coffee mug cake as a side dessert with your daily coffee. This cake is doused in the rich strong essence of coffee, and is extremely palatable once you take a bite! And the best part? You can cook it within 5 minutes!

This delicious recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie is one of our favorite easy microwave oven recipes! It only utilizes your everyday household ingredients, you won’t even have to take a trip to your grocery store for this scrumptious cake.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons white flour
  • quarter teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • quarter teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 walnut halves (streusel)
  • half teaspoon oil (streusel)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (streusel)
  • pinch of cinnamon (streusel)
  • pinch of salt (streusel)

Steps

  1. Get a mug and add 3 tablespoons of white flour into it along with a quarter teaspoon of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a tiny pinch of salt. Mix these dry ingredients well.
  2. Now, add in 2 teaspoons of oil and a quarter teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly to get a gooey paste.
  3. For the streusel, take a bowl and combine 2 walnut halves, about half a teaspoon of oil, and a little more than 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Top this off with a tiny pinch of cinnamon and an even tinier pinch of salt!
  4. Add the streusel over your paste in the mug, you may also layer the streusel inside the paste.
  5. Put the mug into the microwave for about 1-2 minutes. Determine whether your cake is all done by poking a toothpick inside the cake. If it comes out dry, then your yummy coffee mug cake is all done!

Enjoy it as it is or pour over your favorite sweet sauce over it, this coffee cake will surely make it to your favorites!

3. Vanilla Mug Cake

Are you ready for our favorite microwave vanilla cake recipe? Here’s the queen of all mug cakes, a simple yet oh-so-satisfying vanilla mug cake! Each bite is filled with the gorgeous flavor of vanilla and the soft cloud-like texture of a perfectly baked cake.

This recipe by Just So Tasty is heaven-sent! Not only does it require barely any ingredients, but it also gives you a savory cake ready right in 5 minutes. You can even top the cake off with ice cream or frosting for even more flavor. Let’s get into it now!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of any kind of sprinkles (optional)

Steps

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in your favorite mug and melt it for 30 seconds in the microwave oven.
  2. Mix in 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 egg yolk (keep in mind to separate it from the egg white beforehand), half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Now, add in 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, about half a teaspoon of baking powder and 1 tablespoon of any kind of sprinkles (only if you want to add some color!).
  4. Mix everything up thoroughly and put the mug into the microwave oven for about 1 to 1 and a half minutes.
  5. Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool for at least a minute before enjoying it.

Simple and as easy as it can be! This microwave oven vanilla cake is on a whole new level.

4. Brownie In A Mug

Chocolate Covered Katie brings us another mouthwatering recipe! Brownie in a Mug is this absolutely rich and melting chocolate gooeyness, all present within your favorite mug! This dish takes a maximum of 3 minutes to prep and cook. Just dump all the ingredients into your mug and cook them in the microwave for only a minute. And you’re done!

This is probably one of the easiest cake recipes with microwave oven ever! And the result is simply breathtaking. A savory chocolate mush that will leave you licking your fingers! Let’s reveal the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons dutch cocoa (or you can replace it with plain cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • quarter teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Steps

  1. Add 3 tablespoons of white flour, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of dutch cocoa (if you don’t have it then you can just use regular cocoa powder), 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, a quarter teaspoon of baking powder, and a tiny pinch of salt. Mix these ingredients well in a mug.
  2. Throw in 1 tablespoon of oil, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of milk. Mix the entire batter until it looks smooth and chocolaty.
  3. Put the mug in the microwave oven and cook the batter for 1 minute. Check if it is cooked through using a fork. If it’s still uncooked from the inside then cook it for 10-20 seconds more.

So, we present to you our brownie, cooked perfectly in a mug! If you want, you can add chocolate chips inside the batter as well. They’ll melt into the brownie once its done, giving a soft lava-like texture.

5. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

This Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake tastes exactly like cinnamon rolls but is super quick and easy to prepare. It takes only 3 minutes! Say goodbye to spending hours in the kitchen, prepping, rolling, and baking the cinnamon rolls to perfection. This method guarantees perfect flavor and a soft fluffy cake in no time!

This incredible recipe by Cooking Classy will give you a super moist cinnamon cake that you’d never get enough of. Let’s get into cooking!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • quarter teaspoon vanilla extract
  • quarter cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour,
  • 2 and a half tablespoon light brown sugar
  • three fourth teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • quarter teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of nutmeg

Steps

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of applesauce, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract in a mug and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add in a quarter cup plus 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, 2 and a half tablespoon of light brown sugar, three fourth teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt, and a dash of nutmeg if you want!
  3. Mix everything up thoroughly and put the mug into the microwave oven for about 1 minute. If it isn’t cooked through then microwave it for 15 seconds more.
  4. Get it out of the oven and you’re ready to dive into it!

For a delicious icing recipe to pair up with this yummy cake, go over to the Cooking Classy website! Try your hand at this gorgeous cinnamon cake asap and lose yourself in heaven.

Read this astonishing article on the best electric wall ovens. Get yourself one of these and boost your possibilities of making mouth-watering cakes today!

6. Strawberry Mug Cake

Who doesn’t love strawberries? When it’s finally the strawberry season, we try our hand at every strawberry drink and dessert recipe we can find because strawberries go with everything! That’s why we bring to you a mouthwatering Strawberry Mug Cake recipe.

A Few Shortcuts brings you this scrumptious cake recipe with barely any ingredients. Not only will this recipe yield a beautiful cake but it’ll taste super sweet with a tangy splash of strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons crushed strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Steps

  1. Dry two strawberries and freeze them away, then crush them thoroughly.
  2. Take a mug and add in 2 tablespoons of the crushed strawberries, 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix well.
  3. Now, add in 3 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of oil. Mix all of this up to get a paste. If the paste fills up more than half of the mug then use a bigger utensil.
  4. Cook the batter for 1 and a half minutes to 2 minutes inside the microwave.
  5. Take the cake out when it’s done and enjoy it to the fullest!

If it’s the strawberry season at your place then what are you waiting for? Give this easy microwave oven recipe a try right now!

7. Honey Mug Cake

Love the gooey golden texture of honey? Well, you can get the exact moistness in the form of this Honey Mug Cake! Feel the smooth honey cake melt in your mouth, the natural sweetness of honey will whisk you away to heaven for sure.

This recipe by Sweet 2 Eat Baking is just marvelous. A super-soft spongy cake under five minutes only! Enchant your palette with this smooth and bubbly cake now. Here are the steps!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons self-raising flour (you can replace it with plain flour and add a quarter teaspoon of baking powder)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt

Steps

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of butter in a mug and melt it for about 20 seconds in the microwave oven.
  2. Mix in 2 tablespoons of runny honey, 1 egg, and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of self-raising flour (if you don’t have it then substitute it with plain flour and add a quarter teaspoon of baking powder), and finally, 3 tablespoons of sugar topped with a pinch of salt.
  4. Mix it all up and place the batter in the microwave oven for about 1 minute 15 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds.
  5. After it’s cooked, take it out and let it cool at room temperature.

There you have it! The softest most savory cake is ready, and all that in a single mug. You can top this beautiful cake with frosting as well, check out Sweet 2 Eat Baking’s website for the frosting now. We rank this as one of the yummiest cake recipes with microwave oven ever!

On my recommendation, do visit this top 10 review article featuring budget microwaves of 2020!

8. Banana Mug Cake

Bananas are one of those fun fruits that hang around us all year long, therefore, we always have them lying around the house. So, why not make an easy mug cake out of them? We have the perfect recipe for that!

Tornadough Alli’s Banana Mug Cake recipe will help you construct one of the most scrumptious cakes ever! It’ll barely take 10 minutes and voila, you’ll have a mug full of fluffy banana cake in your hand. Let’s start cooking!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 mashed banana
  • quarter teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps

  1. Get hold of your favorite mug and add 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Now, add in 1 beaten egg, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 mashed banana, and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Mix it all up perfectly and put the mug in the microwave oven for about 3 minutes. You can stop while you’re down 1 minute 30 seconds to check whether the cake’s done or not.
  4. Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool for a few minutes before diving in!

And your banana mug cake is all done! Enjoy it with a few fresh slices of banana and glaze to get the whole experience. For the glaze’s recipe, head over to Tornadough Alli’s website!

Wrapping up…

Did you like all the amazing cake recipes with microwave oven we brought for you? Be sure to check out our other recipe on sponge cake! Do tell us how your recipe turned out, we’d love to hear from you. Stay tuned for more amazing and easy microwave oven recipes. If you want us to feature your recipe then hit us up!

Before you go, here is list of best microwave brands that can easily make these delicious cakes in no time!

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