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Microwave Cake Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

Sandy Shineldecker relies on her microwave to bake this from-scratch cake in less than 15 min. "I'm always looking for recipes that save minutes and money," says the Hart, Michigan reader. "This tasty chocolate cake mix does just that."

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each cake):
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Frosting of your choice

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 3 batches (6 cups total).
  2. To prepare cake: In a bowl, combine 2 cups mix, eggs, mayonnaise and milk; mix until combined. Pour into a well-greased 8-in. round microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave at 50% power for 5-1/2 minutes. Microwave on high 3-1/2-5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from dish to a wire rack. Frost when completely cooled.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-Watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 283 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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