Saturday, February 18, 2012

Piece of cake

Girls and boys, brides and bachelors, busy mums and cooking challenged dads... here's a cake anyone can make.

I'm not much of a cook and even less of a baker. My mum did her baking in that old fashioned round electric oven and then later on in an OTG. All I have is a microwave and I'm not really convinced it can make a good cake. However, I'm always on the look out for easy no-fuss stuff. The other day I stumbled upon this recipe that promised a cake "in less than five minutes" and I had to try it.

The good part
The ingredients are easily available, the recipe is simple enough with no heavy duty mixing/whisking plus it really does get made in five minutes. What's even better .. it's just a mug-full of cake, finishes fast so my weightloss keeps on track. Also, the kids can do it almost on their own.

Here's how it goes..

4 tbsps flour
4 tbsps sugar
3 tbsps oil
3 tbsps milk
2 tbsps beaten egg
1 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tspn baking powder
Few drops of vanilla essence

The recipe uses chocolate chips, which I didn't have, so went without.

Method: Mix everything together in a cup and put in the microwave (in what we call the 'donkey mode') for 2.5 - 3 minutes and it's ready to be served.

The chefs with their creation. Forgot to get a closeup of the cake in all the excitement.

Now for the catch
Eat it up quickly. Keep it for a while and it turns into a hard hard 'biscuit cake' as the kids call it. However, since it's such a small thing it finishes fast.. so there.

Try it.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Even less of a baker .. hehe :)

    Your such an activity mom.. encouraging the kids to take part in the exercises.. I hope the poor astronaut is now back on his feet after being sick and floating in space .. :)

    These days, kids school create exercises where it is the mum who does the work and the kids are simply a display stand.. If the kid is too young to do such a task, why have it then in the first place?

    Whatever job your in now, resign it immediately and start a kid's school.. you'll make masth money..

  3. Astronaut better.. Thank God.
    You're so right about school's setting projects that have to be done by parents. Thankfully their's is a shade better than a lot of others.
    Kid's school? No way.. no head for business.

  4. yummy it sounds .. :) as cant see it I bet you have hidden it deliberately so that I dont ask for it :) haan


  5. Lolz Bikram not at all. Promise to post pics next time we make it.


Glad to have you here. It's your turn to share your thoughts...


Related Posts with Thumbnails