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Everyday Chemistry, Part 4: Making Microwave Cake

Ever have a cake craving but don't want to invest in baking (and eating) a whole pan? Here's a simple way to make a great, individual serving of a moist cake at home!

Making Microwave Cake

  • Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Large paper cup or large coffee mug
  • Rubber spatula
  • Microwave
  • If using a paper cup, cut tiny cuts on the bottom of the cup for air to circulate.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to paper cup or mug, & mix well.
  • Add egg & mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. (Don't over mix or your cake will be dense.)
  • Set mug in the microwave & cook for 1 to 2 min on high, cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
  • Let cool for one minute and enjoy!
  • One single serving

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