I was first reluctant to try this recipe because baking a cake using microwave? Kinda weird, no? At least for a new baking-mom like me. But it turned out to be really moist and sponge-like not to mention a nice treat to the palate.
So without further ado, here's the recipe and the how-to:
20 Biscuits (like Marie) -
1 cup of Nesquik (I used colacao - local brand here in Spain)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
¾ cup of sunflower oil (perhaps any vegetable oil is ok too)
1 pack of powdered yeast (about 15g)
In a big bowl, put the eggs and the sugar and using an electric hand mixer, beat until the volume doubles.
Add the milk and then continue beating. Add the oil and beat some more.
Mix the yeast with chocolate powder (Nesquick) then slowly add until everything is well blended.
Once everything is well mixed, add the biscuits. I previously pounded the bisuits with mortar and pestle. The original recipe I found says to just break the biscuits in small bits but after putting the batter in the microwave, there were still some big chunks of biscuits left. So the next time I did this, I pounded the biscuits. Turned out better.
Once the batter becomes homogenous, place it in a rounded cake molder (previously buttered if not using a silicon one). Pop it in the microwave and use the max power. Our microwave only has 750W and it took 10.5 minutes for the cake to bake perfectly! For a 900W, 8 minutes should be enough.
After 10.5 minutes, I did the toothpick test and it came out clean so I took it out from the microwave. I used a 23cm molder so the cake turned out a bit thin but it still looked good. It turned out really nice. It took me 30minute for everything - preparation and baking.
Let the cake cool down for at least 15minutes before serving or removing from the molder. And of course why not put a simple design to make it even more appetizing. I have these cookie cutters in different shapes. I placed them on top of the cake and then sprinkled sugar confectioner on top.
So, ladies (and gents) go ahead and try it out. Trust me, this is really easy to do. Kids (and adults) will really love this :-)
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