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Friday, July 22, 2011

Eggless, Microwave Cake Under 15 Minutes

I am here today with an easy and quick eggless cake for the final day of this BM#7. I don't recall the recipe source now but this has been in my folder for more than a decade. This cake had caught my attention because it was eggless, quick and the title had a 'spongy' tag. I tried this twice so far and as the recipe claims, it is a pretty quick one that can be prepared in a microwave. The cake would be ready by the time a convection oven gets pre heated. And texture wise, it falls between a cake and bread and is not very moist / spongy as it claims. However, it does not disappoint and a pretty decent one for "under 5 minutes effort" I would say. This is the recipe I have come up with after a few modifications to the original recipe.

1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour / maida
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/3 cup butter / oil
2 big sized bananas (about 1 cup banana puree)
1/2 cup milk

* Sieve the flour, baking soda and baking powder twice.
* Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency.

* Pour the batter into a greased microwave safe bowl. Bake in the microwave on HIGH for about 10 minutes.
* Cool the cake, invert, cut into slices and serve warm.

1. I use a 1.75 quart / 1.65 litre bowl (that holds about 6 cups) and is a perfect one for this cake.
2. The recipe uses only the sweetness from the condensed milk and does not require extra sugar.
3. Other fruits can be substituted for banana.

Check what my fellow marathoners are cooking. today. And if you have missed any of my "Microwave Cooking" posts during this week of blogging marathon, here is the list.
1. Pear Jam
2. Eggless Brownie Under 2 Minutes 
3. Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix
4. Danedar Dal
5. Carrot Halwa
6. Vermicelli - Coconut Upma

This is on it's way to "Only Baked" event at Tamalapaku, an event originally started by Pari.



Santosh Bangar said...

yummy and soft cake

Shanavi said...

Delicious and looks soft n spongy..

Sobha Shyam said...

simple and delicious cake, love the recipe..

harini-jaya said...

Looks very spongy.
One question though -
Does it get dried out soon? I always feel that a microwave cake dries out at the top very soon.

Latha said...

Looks great....

Unknown said...

I have to try this out too. I tried your microwave chocolate one you posted few days ago and it is a hit. I will blog about it soon :)

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

so soft & moist..bookmarked it:)
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Lifewithspices said...

This is a treat... awesome will try it out soon..

Deepthi Shankar said...

This is soo easy n I loved the texture. I might try this sometime soon

Gayathri Kumar said...

Eggless cake looks so soft and moist..

Kalyani said...

love this version Suma :) Surely the banana adds to the zing ! But If I were to bake it in an oven, would it be the same proportion and at what temp?.. I am somehow not used to baking cakes in the m/w..

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Peggy said...

15 minutes? That's amazing!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks Soft n spongy!!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini, my cake usually would be gone in no time and so it really didn't have the time to turn drier. If it happens, I think I would sprinkle a little milk and zap it in the microwave for 40 -60 seconds.
Kalyani, I haven't really tried to bake this in the convection oven. However I think it would work with slightly changing the ingredients.

Cooking Foodie said...

Cake looks delicious - and so easy and quick... I almost wish i hadnt seen it - how will control my cake cravings now :) knowing tht a cake is just 15 mins away...

Unknown said...

Sounds and looks interesting

Nitha said...

So soft n delicious..

Anonymous said...

Tried two ways (1) your recipe here; turned out excellent (2) added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a bunch of chopped walnuts and choc. chips, turned out excellent but more like a banana bread-cake.

Anonymous said...

What amount of sugar would one have to use instead of c.milk if not available immediately at home..thanks