Recipe: 30 minutes Vanilla Sponge Cake

Last Saturday I woke up craving cake. And not just any cake. A cake that could have custard and coconut on it.

Now feel my pain. My stove only heats up at the top, meaning that any attempt to bake a cake, would fail miserable. Only the top part would cook and maybe burn trying to get the middle and bottom part cooked.

As I stare miserably at my stove, the corner of my eye picks up the microwave. Why not a super quick microwave cake? Alleluia! My Saturday becomes clearer, sunny and fuzzy warm.

But wait, I do not have any microwave cake recipes. It would have been the worst if I had not been aware that good old Google has everything you could ever search for.

Now, as I type in “Recipe for Microwave Basic Sponge Cake” all these chocolate recipes pop up. I don’t feel like chocolate.

Hello! Simple vanilla sponge cake comes into view. And I go for it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of milk (I probable used 6-7 tablespoons so that the mix was semi-liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Directions:

Sieve flour and baking powder together and keep aside. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and milk thoroughly. Beat well for 5 mins.

Add flour and baking powder. Mix and add essence. Blend again and pour the mixture into a large microwave safe bowl because it really grows.

The recipe says bake for 60 seconds in a 600W microwave. I was very skeptical about baking a cake in 60 seconds. Since I did not know how many Watts the microwave had I  I kept a close watch. And when I mean close, my face was pretty much glued to the microwave door the whole time. 60 seconds went by and the cake wasn’t rising, moment of sudden panick right there. I decided to add on to the time. I kept adding 10 seconds to the time just to make sure it cooked. I must have let the cake bake for 5 to 6 minutes in the microwave instead of 60 seconds.

I let it out to cool down and tried to remove it from the bowl, it wouldn’t bulge, even though I added butter and flour so that it wouldn’t stick to the bowl. At the end it did. But that wasn’t really such a big problem, because the cake was perfect!

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For the custard topping all I did was:

Mixed a cup of water with a tablespoon of custard until the custard powder disolved completely. Put it in the stove at medium heat and stirred until it got a porridge consistency. I took some condenced milk and added to the custard, I did not measure because this is according to your taste buds. I added condenced milk to make it just sweet enough.

I poured the custard on top of the cake and then added some grated coconut on top of it all.

What do you guys think? Worth a try right?

It tasted so good, I basically finished the whole bowl by myself. Only shared two slices with Big.

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Would you guys try this recipe? Let me know how it goes if you try! It’s perfect for those lazy Sunday teas.

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: 30 minutes Vanilla Sponge Cake

  1. kellyhopoon says:

    Muito bom. Sabes que pela cor de primeira julgava que fosse bolo de custard. Adorei. Nunca experimentei bolo de micro-ondas com receio de não cozer, mas agora sinto-me mais confiante. Vou experimentar e te conto. Beijo

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    • Fay Fay says:

      Obrigadaa linda 💋 por acaso quando vi a receita também pensei q fosse de custard. Mas é super pratica e é tão bom. Não sou amiga de doces, mas esta receita não fica muito doce 👌🏾 siimm me contas depois. Beijinhos

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