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19 May 2006

6 minute microwave cake

You've just been told that your child has invited friends to play. How can you prepare a teatime treat in a hurry? Here is a super-quick recipe.

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You've just been told that your child has invited friends to play. How can you prepare a teatime treat in a hurry? Here is a super-quick recipe to fill hungry tummies.

Ingredients
1 cup flour
1 cup castor sugar

1 cup hot water
3 tabs cocoa or 1.5 tabs coffee granules (Jacobs or Nescafe) dissolved in a bit of hot water
1 tabs baking powder
1 ml salt
5 ml vanilla essence
2 large eggs

  • Put a baking trivet into microwave oven.
  • Grease dish (20 cm diameter x 8 cm deep). Line bottom of dish with greaseproof paper and spray n cook it again
  • Mix together flour, castor sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl
  • Place cocoa or coffee essence into a mixing bowl, add the water and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add eggs and mix well again.
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and using an electric mixer beat together for 30 seconds (very important)
  • Put cake mix into the prepared dish and place in centre of trivet in microwave and bake on full power for six minutes
  • When time is up you may find the centre of top of cake is moist, blot with kitchen towel and press lightly. Remove towel. Allow to cool a few minutes.
  • Turn onto cake rack, peel off paper and ice anyway you wish. Freezes well.

Recipe supplied by The Lean Aubergine Dietetic Services

 
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