Microwave Cake Mix Recipe
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Microwave Cake Mix Recipe

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Sandy Shineldecker relies on her microwave to bake this from-scratch cake in less than 15 min. "I'm always looking for recipes that save minutes and money," says the Hart, Michigan reader. "This tasty chocolate cake mix does just that."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:18-24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 18-24 servings


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each cake):
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Frosting of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 283 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 3 batches (6 cups total).
  2. To prepare cake: In a bowl, combine 2 cups mix, eggs, mayonnaise and milk; mix until combined. Pour into a well-greased 8-in. round microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave at 50% power for 5-1/2 minutes. Microwave on high 3-1/2 to 5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from dish to a wire rack. Frost when completely cooled. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-Watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Microwave Cake Mix in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p33

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"this was really bad. i bake twice a week and this was not even near a cake (and have to deal cleaning out now this sticky mess.).im sticking to the old fashion way...."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"I make this all the time we love it."

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