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Microwave Cake Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


6-8 servings

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."


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


  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 3-1/2-5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from dish to a wire rack. Frost when completely cooled.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-Watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 283 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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