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Microwave Cake Mix Recipe

Microwave Cake Mix Recipe

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. YIELD: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 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-Watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional 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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amorina User ID: 5508577 138540
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...."

ddbs User ID: 5219140 86735
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

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

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