Friends, here is my first post on a cake. Though I like baking and love the baked goodies, I’ve not tried my hand on baking much. All I used to bake is the basic sponge cake and a few cookies here and there. Now that my OTG is not working (that’s been almost a year now!!!) I have all the more reason not to bake.
But ever since I saw this microwave cake in Apy’s Blog, I’ve been tempted to make it. The reasons are quite explicit. First the cake just looked too good. Second, does not require OTG and the recipe sounded very simple, no beating, folding, etc and last but not the least: did not require eggs. Though I was very skeptical about how it would turn out but the end result was awesome. I just loved the texture of the cake. It turned out quite soft and spongy. This is the third time I am making it and was fortunate enough to get some clicks before the cake reached my kid’s hands. So here is my version of the cake:
What you’ll need
1. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
2. Cocoa Powder – ¼ cup
3. Sugar – ¾ cup
4. Refined Oil – ½ cup
5. Milk – 1 cup (at room temperature)
6. Baking Powder – ¾ tsp
7. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Sieve the maida, coco powder and baking powder 2 to 3 times. Make sure there are now lumps. Keep this aside. In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, oil and milk. Whisk it well until the sugar dissolves completely. Now to this add the vanilla essence and mix well. Next add the maida, coco powder and baking powder mixture little by little and keep whisking until there are no lumps. Grease a Microwave safe cake dish and pour the cake mixture into it. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. There will be some wet spots on the cake. Let the cake stand in the oven for another 20 minutes. It will get done. To invert the cake onto a plate, let the cake cool for another 10 minutes. The bottom of the cake dish should not be hot while inverting.
Sieving the maida, cocoa and baking powder is important for proper blending of the dry ingredients and also it adds in air which produces lighter cakes.
Microwave it only for 6 or max 7 mins and let it stand. The wet spots on the cake will get done during the standing time. If you cook till the wet spots get done, then the cake will turn crumbly.
Linking this to the Event - Celebrate with Sweets - Cake hosted by Sonia Started by Niveditha
also to Anyone can Cook - Series 24
And also to Bookmarked Recipes