Easy and Quick Microwave Cake Recipes


Who says you need an oven to bake a cake? With these microwave-friendly recipes, you can whip up delicious cakes in no time! From a family-sized chocolate cake to a personal mug cake, there’s something for everyone. Plus, we have creative frosting ideas to top off your creations. So, grab your microwave-safe dishes and let’s get baking!


  • For the Mug Cake:
    • 1 egg
  • For the Chocolate Cake:
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ¾ cup white sugar
    • 2 medium-sized eggs
    • ½ cup oil
  • For the Easy Chocolate Cake:
    • nonstick cooking spray
    • ¼ cup white sugar
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt


  • Microwave Chocolate Cake:
    • Stir pie filling, cake mix, eggs, and applesauce together in a bowl until moist.
    • Pour into a microwave-safe Bundt pan (ad).
    • Microwave on high for 13 minutes, turning halfway through if your microwave doesn’t have a carousel.
    • Remove from the microwave and cover the bowl with a plate.
  • 3-Layer Cake:
    • Divide the batter equally into three 8-inch round silicone cake pans, roughly 2 cups of batter per pan. No need to grease.
    • Cook in the microwave on full power, one layer at a time, for 3 minutes and 15 seconds.
  • Microwave Mug Cake:
    • Cream butter and sugar using an electric hand mixer on high.
    • Slowly add in eggs and beat on high.
    • Mix in yogurt, vanilla, and melted chocolate.
    • Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredient with a large spoon.
    • Divide batter into cake molds.
    • Microwave each cake layer for 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
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Tips and Tricks

  • You can make a microwave cake using an 8 x 8 square baking dish or a 9-inch round silicone cake pan.
  • You can also use a microwave cake mix for an even quicker treat!
  • Ensure your bakeware is microwave-safe; Pyrex and silicone options are great choices.


Baking a cake in the microwave is a quick and convenient option for those without an oven, or if you’re just in a hurry. These recipes provide a variety of options, from a decadent chocolate cake to a quick mug cake. Don’t forget to get creative with your frosting and toppings!

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