The Microwave Bday Cake




About: An Italian living in China with a passion for cooking. I grew up in a picturesque town called Lecce nestled on the “heel of the boot”, Italy’s southern tip, between the Adriatic and Ionian ...
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)

Step 1: Step 1: Mix Ingredients Together

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!

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!

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!

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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    11 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Lily Baldwin

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I love the detailed work on the top! I love this instructable, but it was slightly confusing when it came to explanations. Great job!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi i really appricitate that u mentioned the use conversions, but I am  wondering what is the us conversion for the cocoa and milk?

    2 replies

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

    2 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    MMF stands for Marshmallow fondant. I posted an instructable in the cake decoration section that shows how to make MMF.