How to bake a cake in a microwave convection oven

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How to bake a cake in a microwave convection oven
Individual cakes are easy to bake in the microwave. (cake/homemade cake with date/dry fruits inside it image by L. Shat from

Cakes are sweet, flavourful and satisfying desserts. However, quickly fulfilling a craving for a piece of cake can be difficult if you don't have a microwave convection oven. Baking a cake in a standard oven requires at least 20 minutes. Using a microwave convention oven decreases the cooking time by 50 per cent.

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Things you need

  • Microwave convection oven
  • Cake mix
  • 4 microwaveable ramekins
  • Cooking spray
  • Toothpick

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  1. 1

    Mix cake mix with other required ingredients. Spray ramekins with cooking spray. Fill each ramekin half full to allow the cake to in double size when baking.

    How to bake a cake in a microwave convection oven
    Mix all ingredients very well to prepare for baking. (mixing eggs image by Charles Taylor from
  2. 2

    Place 4 ramekins in microwave convection oven to form a square. Space each ramekin 5 inches apart to allow equal cooking times.

    How to bake a cake in a microwave convection oven
    Microwaving makes preparing food easier. (microwave image by andrey polichenko from
  3. 3

    Microwave for 5 minutes. Shake each ramekin to release air bubbles, and microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the centre of each cake. If the toothpick has cake batter on it, add an additional 3 minutes of cooking time, then retest again. If the toothpicks come out clean, leave the ramekins to cool for 2 to 4 minutes in the microwave to prevent burns because the ramekins will be very hot.

    How to bake a cake in a microwave convection oven
    Use a toothpick instead of a knife to test for doneness. (toothpick image by NatUlrich from

Tips and warnings

  • If your cake recipe needs oil, substituting applesauce decreases fat and calories.
  • Using ramekins instead of a regular baking dish allows quick cooking time and individual serving sizes.
  • Allow each ramekin to cool after cooking to prevent burns and other injury.
  • To prevent fires, don't line ramekins with parchment paper, waxed paper or cupcake holders.

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