Hello all! Today is my twenty-seventh birthday and so in light of that today I'm going to share my go-to recipe for a quick and easy sponge cake that you can make in the microwave. I use his mainly for a quick pudding, served with custard to keep little tummies happy. I'll be honest, it's not going to win you any baking competitions, but it does well to satisfy a craving or feed desert to a small person.
Apologies for the photos, they are taken from the Cut Out and Keep tutorial I wrote for this about two years ago.
This recipe uses mainly things that you have kicking around in your kitchen cupboards which is what makes it so great. You will need...
- A microwave.
- A ceramic or glass bowl.
- A table spoon.
- A knife.
- 4x table spoons self-raising flour. If you only have plain, the same amount with a third of a table spoon of baking powder also works.
- 4x table spoons sugar. White preferably though a brown sugar sponge is also nice.
- 3x table spoons milk.
- 3x table spoons oil/cooking fat (I use that liquid Flora).
- 1x egg.
- A few drops of vanilla essence. You can replace this with two take spoons of chocolate powder for a chocolates treat.
Gather your items Before placing your flour and sugar (and baking powder and/or chocolate powder if using) into your bowl and mix together.
Add the milk, oil, egg and vanilla (if using) and mix together thoroughly, making sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
Once you're sure that it's all mixed together and there's no dry ingredients hiding at the bottom, pop the bowl in the microwave for 2.5 minutes on full (3 if you have a less powerful microwave).
PING! You should be all cooked now and ready to roll. Be careful taking it out of the microwave using gloves.
Score around the outside of the cake using a knife before using a spoon to help tip it out onto a plate or into a bowl before serving as you wish (like I said, custard's pretty tasty).
So there you have it! Like I said, you won't win a blue ribbon with it but it's quite tasty!
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