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September 15, 2009
Not all our meals are a thing of beauty.

Not all our meals are a thing of beauty.

This is a very simple to make cake that Tom and I threw together in about 8 minutes, including baking time.

This is a recipe anyone can do. All it calls for is a few essential ingredients and a microwave! Who doesn’t have that? So here we go, no excuses.

There’s not really much to talk about here. I’m sure everyone has made and enjoyed plenty of cakes in their lives, so let’s get right down to it.


  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Just mix this stuff up in a cup (starting with dry ingredients) and microwave it for 3 minutes!

If you want to make an icing for the cake that’s easy too. Just add some powdered sugar, water, and vanilla extract together and smear on top. You’re looking for about the consistency of frosting. Too thin and you get a glaze. Too thick and you get wet powdered sugar.

Be creative and resourceful though. Don’t just follow the recipe. I’ve seen microwave cakes with things like applesauce and cherry pie filling mixed in. Tom and I added chocolate chips, which actually didn’t work well at all, but that’s what’s wonderful! Try new things and as always, let me know how it goes!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jenny permalink
    September 24, 2009 11:45 am

    Wow! When I first read this I thought it said “Meat Cake” and was really grossed out. But I applaud your culinary creativity. You cook just like I do- no recipe-following for me!

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