C’mon, I’ve baked for many, many (toooo many!) years, and yes, I’ve owned and loved using a microwave for at least 25 years.
But, babe! You know it, I know it, how come everyone on Masterchef doesn’t know it? YOU CAN’T BAKE A CAKE WITH A MICROWAVE. What is going on people?
There has been the inevitable, take over of the world, of microwave mug recipes. Late night or quick dessert fixes, I get it; I really do! I even bought my daughter a mug cake recipe book for Christmas. But, microwave sponges seem to be the biggest thing since Matt Preston, himself! I am dragging my ‘Vans’, I know, but traditional techniques are what I taught myself, so even though this recipe is from 2014…
I’m testing it out, ‘coz I have been sucked in by the hype, over 1500 people have rated it 4 stars, and I NEED to know!!
Texture was a little dense and rubbery but quite acceptable to eat warm with cream and berry compote as the recipe suggests.
“Definitely a mug cake. Great eaten warm but a little bouncy and slightly dense. Tastes great and is a perfect, quick treat for pudding. Cools to stale cake consistency within an hour.”
Do I have a good recipe for…
Not a recipe I would do gluten free. The texture would suffer even more with any substitutions
Unrefined sugar substitution suitable. Raw castor sugar or Stevia would work well.
Recipe as written, is nut free.
I would be happy to substitute any kind of vegetable or nut oil for the butter in this recipe
What would I change? Hmmm, probably it’s name! It is a great warm pudding or mug cake but would I call it a sponge cake? Probably not. It also needed 50-60 seconds in my 1100 watt microwave on high, not the 40 seconds as written in the recipe.
The flavour was great and would definitely have been great with the Chantilly cream. I personally wouldn’t want to serve the passionfruit pudding with berry coulis though.
To ‘Bliss’ it, I would serve it with double or triple cream or even a custard. I think a matcha infused custard with white chocolate, would have been gorgeous with this little pudding!
This recipe has definitely not convinced me that I can make cake in a microwave.
I hope you have enjoyed this recipe review, and found it useful? Would love to hear what you think.
See you next time 😉 X