The Microwave Bday Cake

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I live in China (even though Im Italian) and here most apartments dont have an oven but just a microwave, which reduce a lot the selection of food I can cook. Anyways, it was my bf's bday and I decided make him a cake just using our microwave.

  • 125 g sugar (2/3 cup)
  • 125 g flour (1 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g butter (2/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk (1/4 cup)
  • 30 g cocoa powder (1/4 cup)
  • 120 ml milk, 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200 g whipping cream
  • Chocolate Cream Pastry
  • MMF (to decorate)

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Step 1: Step 1: mix ingredients together

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Melt the butter in your microwave at max heat for 1/2 min. Mix it with the sugar.

Add the eggs and beat together

Slowly add the flour and baking powder and then the cocoa powder

Pour in some milk.

Step 2: Step 2: Microwave it!

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Drop the mixture in a glass bowl covered with baking paper.

Cook at max heat for 6 min. When it done, slightly open the oven and let it cook down (dont take the cake out until it is cold).

Step 3: Step 3: Let's stuff it up!

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In the meantime whip the whipping cream, prepare the chocolate cream pastry and heat some milk and cocoa powder

With a wet knife cut the cake into 3 slices (even 4 if it is high enough) and water each slice with the chocolate milk you have just made.

Place one slide on a plate and spread it with chocolate cream pastry, cover with the second slide and spread more pastry and cover with the last slide.

Step 4: Step 4: Decorate it!

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Spread whipping cream all over the cake, so that it is all covered.

Decorate it with the MMF roses and tufts of whipping cream. Refrigerate for a couple of hour before serving

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i love this instructable i went through culinary school they basically taught us everything but this this is amazing! i never heard of a cake like that i mean i heard of the actually cup cakes but wow i love it i cant wait to try it :( if only i had a microwave
ExpatCucina (author)  nightninja872 years ago
I love the detailed work on the top! I love this instructable, but it was slightly confusing when it came to explanations. Great job!
Jent135 years ago
Hi i really appricitate that u mentioned the use conversions, but I am  wondering what is the us conversion for the cocoa and milk?
ExpatCucina (author)  Jent135 years ago
Cocoa should be about 1/4 cup and milk is 1/4 cup as well.

thank you very much for letting me know. i really appriciate it.
n0ukf5 years ago
What does MMF stand for? If I go to the local supermarket and ask a TTS (typical teenage stockboy) for MMF will he know what it is?
ExpatCucina (author)  n0ukf5 years ago
MMF stands for Marshmallow fondant. I posted an instructable in the cake decoration section that shows how to make MMF.
i do believe MMF stands for marshmallow fondant.
hwall135 years ago
COOL!!!!! i dont know you can microwave a cake!!!!! 5star
ExpatCucina (author)  hwall135 years ago
Thanks :)