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Microwave Cake Recipe

Microwave Cake

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"Easy fast cake that can be made in the microwave in approximately 12 minutes. My favorite combinations are: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling or yellow cake mix with apple pie filling ( I add a bit of cinnamon for flavor to this one.)"

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  1. Mix the box of cake mix, eggs, pie filling and applesauce till moist. Use a microwave safe bundt pan or substitute a microwave safe bowl that has a microwave safe cup or cone placed in the middle of it (to mimic a bundt pan). Pour mixture into the bowl around the cup.
  2. Bake on high for 6 minutes 30 seconds, turn and bake for another 6 minutes 30 seconds on high. Remove from oven and cover bowl with a dish and let stand for 5 minutes (this finishes the cooking process).
  3. Turn cake over onto dish and remove cone (cup) for a delicious quick dessert. Good hot with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2007

So far I have tried the following combinations: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling, white cake mix with strawberry pie filling, and yellow cake mix with apple pie filling and cinnamon. All three times it has turned out wonderfully. If you are looking for a unique way to serve it, try this: CAKE IN A COFFEE MUG~ Mix your favorite microwave cake combo. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. For mugs that hold a 1 cup fluid capacity add 1/2 cup batter. Microwave for 1 min 40 seconds. Let sit aprox 5 minutes in or out of microwave. Great in the mug, but easy to pop out as well. (makes 10 & 1/2 mugs worth) For 1 1/2 cup or larger capacity mugs use 3/4 cup batter and microwave for 2 min and let sit for 5. (Makes 7 mugs worth). Note, the first time I tried the regular recipe, I used a silacone pan but not a bundt pan. It turned out ok, but was a little gooey in the center. I didn't have that problem when I used the bundt pan the next two times. It's not a problem with the mugs as they are so small.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2005

This didn't work for me. Maybe it depends on the microwave? It got very done in some parts and not done at all in others, even though I turned it. It didn't taste the greatest either.

Oct 18, 2003

This is a great recipe, Another great substitue is spice cake, with a can of pumkin, I let them cool and dust top with powdered sugar!

Oct 18, 2003

This is WONDERFUL!! I make the chocolate cake with cherry pie filling, then drizzled chocolate syrup over it while it was still warm and served with vanilla ice cream. Sinful! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! :)

Jul 22, 2004

The chocolate cake with cherry pie filling is delicious. To frost this cake I take 1 cup of chocolate chips melt them in the microwave just until melted then add half small container ( 250 ml) of sour cream to melted chocolate chips

Apr 01, 2015

This recipe came out wonderful... I took the photo you see of the finished yellow cake (mine was Lemon). I changed several things others might want to try... I didn't have canned pie filling and I had a Lemon supreme cake mix, not a yellow. So...remembering another cake recipe from years ago and knowing that I would need to get the liquid/texture combination correct to make this work, I took a risk and used a 15oz. container of Ricotta Cheese and increased the amount of applesauce to total 26oz. of wet ingredients. I used a silicone bundt pan and it came out fantastic! I suspect you must use a high-watt microwave, as baking I've tried in a smaller micro I had several years ago did not come out well. Also, the ricotta is a great way to add protein to baked goods, and it probably improved the texture of the cake. The lemon flavor had a real kick to it, which might be enjoyed more by those who mentioned the yellow cake being too bland for them? I made a simple lemon glaze for it, as you see in the pic, and it disappeared! Thanks for this recipe!

Aug 14, 2004

This was very good. I also like lemon cake with lemon pie filling (dusted with powdered sugar!). Thank you for posting this very easy recipe. Great when the kids are in the mood for cake, but I don't have much time...

May 11, 2005

I was quite surprised with how good this was. I ecpected it to turn out rubbery but tried it anyway because it sounded so easy (and inexpensive). Glad I did. I made the chocolate cake using a devils food cake mix (with pudding in the mix), a can of cherry pie filling, eggs, applesauce and added almond extract. (The almond flavor was really good with the chocolate and cherries.) I baked it in a soft-sided silicone bundt pan and the cake came out easily. I think the success of this recipe probably depends on your microwave oven. It worked for me, and I'll be making it again. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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