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Light, Airy Microwave Cake

Published Thursday, 24 March, 2011 By

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  • 6 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of oil (olive oil, almond oil, sunflower oil - any will work)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar


In a microwaveable bowl, whisk the flour and milk.
Add the sugar, oil and egg.
Whisk thoroughly for about 5 minutes, until there are plenty of bubbles in the mix.
Place in the microwave.
Leave in for 3 minutes.
When you remove, the mix should have risen considerably, and should be a pale, creamy beige.
Sprinkle some sugar over the top.



  • I attempted to make this and the batter looked odd, so i was a bit weary and then it almost exploded in my microwave and after all that, it tasted like doughy pancake!

    Sunday, 10 May
    By Regina
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  • I like it a lot great for the hold family

    Sunday, 12 January, 2014
    By Devonnie
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  • Easy.................

    Sunday, 12 January, 2014
    By Fred
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  • Good recipe but i am a novice with microwave baking and wasn't sure what temperature !

    Friday, 26 April, 2013
    By Pauline
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  • Think that should be self-raising flour so it can rise. How long should it be cooked for and should it be cooked on medium?N

    Tuesday, 14 February, 2012
    By Charleyc
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