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Sunday, June 3, 2012

2min Eggless Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake | Instant Microwave Cake

2min Eggless Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
Craving for chocolate cake all of a sudden?! then this is for you....You just need 2mins for making this cake..Isnt that motivating?! :) I wanted to try this cake since I saw it in Life and Spice. But owning an OTG I was a bit hesitant to go ahead. But finally last week I tried this with my neighbors microwave , the cake was ready in just 2mins and we loved the texture of the cake. A must try for all chocolate lovers!
2min Eggless Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
I cudnt stop myself with that, so the next day I tried the same cake in my OTG too and it took a little longer to bake, it took around 12-15 mins but the taste was almost the same.
2min Eggless Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference: Life & Spice

Maida / All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
Coco powder - 1.5 tbsp (unsweetened)
Sugar - 3tbsp (I used powdered sugar)
Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
Milk - 3 tbsp
Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp
Choco chips - 1 tsp(optional)

Method:

  1. Add maida,coco powder, sugar, baking soda and salt in the mug, mix well. Add oil, milk and vanilla essence.Mix well and make sure there are no lumps.
    How to make microwave chocolate cake - Step1
  2. The batter should be creamy and in flowing consistency. Then top it with chocolate chips.Microwave at 600W for 1 minute. Then switch the microwave to highest power and microwave 1 more minute. The cake rised over the top but went down a bit when the microwave turned off.
    How to make microwave chocolate cake - Step2
I have tried the same cake in OTG too.....so if you want to bake the same cake in OTG : Preheat oven to 185 deg C and bake the cake for10-12mins at the same temperature. It may take even 15mins so check it after 12mins and then bake accordingly.
Instant Microwave Cake

My Notes:

  • This is the best instant cake for serving guests in individual portions. You can surprise your guests with this instant cake. You can serve it with vanilla icecream or add chocolate sauce as topping.
  • Make sure the mug is oven proof.
  • Adding choco chips is optional, you can skip that too.
  • Do not double the ingredients and add it in the same mug - the bottom will not get cooked. So use the same measures for 2 mugs instead if want to share.
Instant Microwave Cake
Written by: SHARMILEE J

121 comments:

  1. Wow, quick & instant dessert, great!! Happy following you. Do drop by
    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  2. I have a version of 2 minute cake as well. Looks yum and cute cup.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  3. Lovely instant cake !! I love it at all times.

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  4. wow, 2 min cake, i am sure to try this :)

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  5. Yumm!! I made this a few months ago when I was just craving dessert. It's a great recipe.

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  6. I've tried the 5 minute microwave mug cake with egg.This one is too tempting and a dangerous recipe to have-imagine-a cake whenever you feel like eating!!

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  7. Definitely an addictive mug cake..Love it.

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  8. definitely an additive and must try cake.

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  9. My daughter and I enjoy mug cakes. We have never tried going eggless though, this is something we'd love to try.

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  10. I too tried this once.. u tempted me to try again :)

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  11. wow, a must try, that too egg less?! Wonderful clicks and props :)

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  12. nice clicks sharmi. i liked red color so liked your cup as well as the red background and also the cake :-)

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  13. I have been dreaming of making this for a long time now. I think I should go and make now!

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  14. Oh..the cake looks so decadent...yum..yum!

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  15. We don't have Maida in our country, can I use normal flour?

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  16. @Froken : Yes all purpose flour is same as maida :) You can use it!

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  17. I make this every now n then when i get the cravings for chocolate. Nice presentation sharmi.

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  18. Love this instant cake,lovely clicks.

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  19. Why did I have to try this? Now that I know chocolate cake is only minutes away I'll never be able to resist! Only one modification... my microwave is 900 watts, so instead of 1 minute at full power I did 90 seconds as it was still very liquid after 1 min.

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  20. Wow...Love this cake...So quick and so yum...Lovely cup...

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  21. Its always our night craving dessert :) Anytime I am ready for this :)

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  22. it looks so delicious n soft...wanna try this for sure!!

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  23. good recepie for a craving,this is the most easiest one which i have ever seen .i can make instantly anytime ,all the ingreadients are always at home ...

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  24. Hey shams just the right recepie for a choco craving ,so easy now i dont have to look for collecting chocolates.ALl the simple ingreadients which are in the kitchen .

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  25. Am definitely bookmarking this..Lovely recipe..

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  26. Hi Sharmi, I just saw ur recipe for the mug cake, ran into my kitchen & tried it! Too good.

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  27. Hi Sharmi,
    I tried your recipe and it came out very good. Was able to give it to hubby as a snack instantly. Found one downside though...The sugar was not enuf...so increased it a bit to the next half. Texture wise it's perfect

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  28. I tried your recipe and not sure what went wrong, but the cake became super hard and very crumbly.. it was not moist :( may be is it because I might have kept it in the oven for long? and also when i put the choco chips on top it melted off forming a crisp layer on the cake! :(

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  29. @Vasanth : Sorry to hear that...it should made only in microwave mode and should not be kept longer than the mentioned timing ...not really sure what went wrong.

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  30. Tried your recipe and it came out really well...Thanks Sharmi for this wonderful cake...really easy to make!!!

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  31. Hi Sharmi,
    I tried out this cake today and OMG i could not believe it, it was super tasty :).. now i want to make this for my Husband's birthday tomorrow.. we are just two of us here.. so i dont want a very big cake.. so I am planning to put 100-200 grams of maida and do this... I have two questions here
    1. for 100 gms of maida how much baking soda should i use ??
    2. Is the baking time same for any quantity ?
    if not please let me know what will be the baking time for the above quantity ? my microwave power is 900 watts

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  32. @Chidambara Selvi : You can double the measurement and pour the batter in 2 mugs else pour it in a bigger mug so that it cooks well inside too. Reg the temperature , I am not really sure but give 2mins then check and bake for 1 more minute.

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  33. i did not have cocoa powder, so i grated some choclate and added some raisins instead of chocolate chips, it turned out great. Thanks really liked your website.

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  34. Hello, can i get to know what is 600 W

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  35. hi dear
    i have microwave oven grill so could u tell me how much time i have to set for this cake and plz tell me some more eggless cake recipes for bdays and can i make this cake for 5 to 7 persons

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  36. @Ruchi : You cannot bake this cake in grill mode I guess....just bake it in microwave mode. Reg recipes please check the recipe index under baking section>eggless bakes...

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  37. Dear Sharmilee,

    Today, i baked cake following ur recipe in LG CONVECTION model - MC 7687 AB. For the first minute i used medium temperature
    540W and for the second minute i set microwave at high temperature 900W, the cake comes out well softer outside but the centre part gets very hard and crispy. It tastes well but the hardness and crisp centre makes it little odd :(

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance!

    Radhika!

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    1. A convection oven doesn't cook like a microwave. It cooks like a regular oven only faster. Try the cake in the microwave and I am sure it will turn out great.

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  38. @Nitika : I am really not sure what went wrong...the cake is soft and goey in the center....only when it is overbaked it will turn hard.....

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  39. thanks so much for your response Sharmilee, i have 540W, 720W and then 900W in the LG microwave......so do you want me to set first one minute on 540W and second one minute on 720W, please advise... i would really appreciate your support :)

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  40. @Nitika : Yes if possible microwave it at 600W for the first 1min then at the highest power for the second 1 min...

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  41. Hi

    This was a super recipe and it came out really well. I tried it in a dessert bowl instead of coffee mug. There was just one prob The outermost layer appeared like it needed more baking and the innermost part, say the diameter of a pencil's size was a bit hard.. Pls advice on this

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  42. @Anjana : Oh actually the top might be slightly crusty but the inside will be very soft...not really sure guess the hard layer might have been due to overbaking?!

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  43. But i baked it only the way its mentioned in d recipe...

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  44. Hi sharmilee, im planning to make this for dessert.. Just 1 prob im unsure of the degree of heat.. I have a morphy richards microwave and there is no degree of heat mentioned.. Just low, medium low, medium, medium high and high.. Can u help as to which degree do i set it to?

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  45. @Priyanka : It should have degrees to bake this cake...not sure how to guide u without the temperature mention sorry....

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  46. alright ill figure out :) thanks.

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  47. Hi, I baked this today and it turned out wonderful. I used instant cake mix in the same measure as your flour+sugar+coco powder, ie, 7.5 tbsp. And added milk and oil as per your recipe. My microwave has no high low settings, i think its 600W, so just baked it for 2 min. Can't believe how scrumptious it was!!! An instant hit!

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  48. @mohanitha : You can use any type of milk.....

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  49. i tried the recipe..it turns up well,nice taste.. :)for those non-vegetarian can use egg as well..more softer :)

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  50. This is a fantastic recipe that I decided to make during the adverts, so easy! I made a couple of alterations, I only used 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp oil, I added an extra splash of almond milk and the cake was still incredibly moist and sweet.

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  51. i try it and i have to say it is amazing it is just like the brouni do u have more dishes like these ........................
    -from that day ur dishes biggest fan
    bhavya jain

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  52. I tried dis n it was soooo yummy
    I jst cam from skul n wantd sumthing ymmy
    Actually my cake was undercooked
    So it tasted lyk choc lava cake.....yummo

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  53. THANK U SO MUCH!!!!!!!! i tried it and your recippie was great!! only one i didnt mess up or burn :) i love it so much and tihs is so dangerous for me cause im on a diet!! bahahaha thanks hun!! yum! <3

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  54. delicious thanks :D will be trying this again for sure

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  55. Hello sharmie,
    I want to make authentic spicy south indian biryani[restaurant type] . I dont want to add cardomom,cashews stuffs..I want it really spicy,and still I tried but couldn't came well. It lacks the flavour and taste. Can you suggest me how to make?

    Lakshmi

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  56. @lakshmi : I will surely try the restaurant version and post it soon.

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  57. Hi, hello,

    I prepared this last night, I must say, If you follow the exact steps and quantity, i will be done in 2 min as she mentioned. I'm Really happy!

    I used some dusting inside the mug before I put the Mixture that I made. so I took out the cake sliced it horizontally into 2 layer, Put some chocolate icing... outcome was delicious.

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  58. I tried with coffee powder instead of cocoa powder, came out good. Thanks for this recipe. :-)

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  59. Very tasty and yummy... loved it

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  60. hey, Can I make a vanilla cake with 4.5 tbsp of maida, instead of adding cocoa powder ?

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  61. @Megha : Yes just ignore coco powder, choco chips and follow the same ingredient measures.

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  62. hey..i tried this one today..It looks so good.but the oil taste is more prominent on this..Is it 3tsp or 3tbsp oil?i think 3tsp is enough for this

    vini

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    1. @Vini : It is 3 tbsp only....am not sure how it will affect the texture of the cake when you reduce oil....may be give a try and see

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  63. Hi, i just wanted to ask if you have a recipe for eggless molten lava cake where the center is chocolaty, liquidy and oozy.. Please let me know

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  64. Sharmi, I tried this recipe today but I felt the oil quantity was too much as the cake after cooking was almost drenched in oil and also the cake overflowed. Next time, I reduced oil to 3 tsp and used baking powder instead of soda and the result was a very spongy cake.

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  65. hey sharmi...i jus tried it today n came out awesme..:)) tnx

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  66. Hi Sharmilee,

    I have a doubt. Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda mentioned in this recipe? If so, how much baking baking powder can I use?

    Will be happy if you can guide me on this..

    Thanks,
    Srividhya

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    1. No as baking soda is totally different from baking powder and both react differently and give a different texture,so I would recommend to go with the orginal recipe.

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  67. Hi,

    Thanks for ur response... However,I tried the recipe using baking powder and it came out well... I used 3tsp of oil instead of 3tbsp oil...

    Can u pls confirm whether it is 3tsp or 3tbsp?

    Thanks.

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    1. I have given oil as 3tbsp only....if you reduce oil it may affect the texture of the cake

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  68. i even tried making it bt in the centre n corners it was bit hard n odrwise it was perfect.. n even sugar was lil less when i made it as per the recipe mentioned here..
    odrwise it was all great

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  69. Hi Sharmi,
    Thanks a lot for this simple cake recipe. Today I made use of my microwave oven which was left unpacked for 7 long years. This is my first recipe in that microwave oven. The cake came out very well. Since my son doesn't like chocolate or any of those similar flavors, I exempted the coco powder and chocolate chips from the recipe. I added a little custard powder just for try and even then it turned out good. Only the corners were little hard. Since this is my first bake, I wouldn't expect anything more. I added a little more milk than the prescribed amount to bring that creamy texture otherwise it was like chapatti dough. Probably that might have made it hard in the corners…or I couldn’t guess. May be with practice it would turn better.
    Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. Can you please suggest some improvisations on this recipe to make it rich and healthy.

    Thanks,
    Deepa.

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    1. Glad to hear that deepa...Reg the batter consistency it should be creamy and slightly of pouring consistency....The cake turns hard when the batter is dry so add more oil/milk to get the desired batter consistency...am sure this would help! You can replace oil with butter if you are looking for a rich version but not sure on the measures...try with the same 3tbsp itself.

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  70. Thanks for the reply Sharmilee. I am going to try this again this evening. I have a Onida Power Solo 20 microwave oven. This is a basic model i guess and does not have a pre-heat option. I don't know which other bakes or biscuits or microwave recipes i can try using this. It will be really helpful if you could guide on other recipes which could be prepared using this oven.

    Thanks,
    Deepa.

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    1. I am really not sure Deepa as for any baking recipe preheating is needed to make the oven set to the desired temperature....And I have used only OTG so not sure on other ovens working...

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  71. Hi Sharmi...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe...tried it today and everyone in my family liked it...planning to make this dessert for kids on my son's birthday this Tuesday ....:-)

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  72. Hi Sharmiji,
    i wanted to ask u whether u have used mug in ur OTG or any baking cup? coz even i have a OTG and was in a doubt whether for preapring this 2min microwave mug cake, can i use mug in my OTG or not..Pls help.

    Thanks,
    Prashu

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    1. Yes I have used the same mug shown in the pics in my OTG...any microwave safe bowl will work in OTG...that is my assumption :) I have used borosil glasswares too

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  73. Thank you very much for ur quick reply. I have tried ur lots of recipes...u r too good ma'am. Thanks for such awesome recipes.

    Rgds.
    Prashu

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  74. I have tried a number of recipes but never before have I ever felt the need to thank the person who gave the recipe, this turned out to be THAT good!
    It was absolutely spongy and delicious.
    Wonderful!

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  75. this turned out to be the best chocolate muffins ever!!... 2nd time I replaced the vanilla essence with orange essence which gave it an amazing flavour!!...loved them!! thanks a lot for making baking look so easy and tempting <3 :):)

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  76. Thanks a lot for making baking look so tempting (amazing pictures) and effortless (time criteria). i tried this recipe and tasted the best muffins ever!!...I am a true chocolate fan and on my second attempt i replaced vanilla essence with orange essence which gave an amazing dark chocolate flavour !!!.. Cannot thank you enough :P
    <3

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  77. Thanks a lot sharmilee...u did a great job and i tried it today and it came out really very well..thanks for this wonderful share :)

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  78. AWESOME!!!!! Been looking for something eggless and quick and this was so wonderful and mooist ,I did not have baking soda so I used baking powder almost about 4 pinches and I used granulated sugar and it turned out so well. THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!

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  79. It was AWESOME !!!! I did not having baking soda so used baking powder about 4-5 pinches and used 2-1/2 tbsp of granulated sugar and it turned out moist and tasty.

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  80. Sharmilee,

    Can I use a normal stainless steel bowl for baking this cake? Are all coffee mugs OTG safe?

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    1. Any microwave safe bowl should be ok to go.....

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  81. This is another wonderful recipe! You are so talented Sharmi! Have presented these to guests at a short notice in small ramekins with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.... An instant hit .... And no body believes they took less than 10 minutes from the word GO!

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  82. wow its too gud, a ton of thanks to you...

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  83. I made this to celebrate our little one's 4th and 5th month completion. You gave me the strength to attempt baking. Thanks

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  84. Hi Sharmilee, Thanks for your recipe. I bought OTG in Diwali & wanted to bake something eggless. Searched online for a recipe, saw your page and tried chocolate mug cake. It turned out amazing.
    I have been reading your receipes. Since I am new to OTG & baking can you please clarify few Qs?
    If I want to bake only half the quantity in a given recipe how much time should be set?
    My Bajaj OTG has upper, lower and both levels baking, if I keep baking pan in lower level which heating should be turned on? For cakes should it get lower level heating or both.
    This Q might be little silly but if I use borosil glass pan then instead of using baking tray it is ok to keep it on grill tray?

    Love your detail instructions. Hope to to bake more from your receipes.
    Most what I love about your receipes is that they are made from all easily available ingredients at home.

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    1. For half the quantity set the actual timing and check 5-10mins in advance, if the required consistency is reached then switch off...this is the way I follow.
      In my OTG, I dont have manual setting for coil heat up so not sure about that...check your manual its best place to get your question answered,
      Yes you can keep the borosil bakeware on the wirerack itself....

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  85. hi, tried this and was superb. now we don't have to wait to have chocolate cake. can make and have anytime! thank you so much for the recipe

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  86. Hi i am enjoying this cake as i write to you. It is really good. I tried your eggless date sooji cake. It got wiped out in one evening.
    Instead of cardamon , i added nutmeg. It was good.

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  87. I just made it . It came out really well. Thank You for sharing this recipe.
    I also tried your eggless date sooji cake. It came out so well, that it got finished in one evening.Instead of cardamon, i used nutmeg.

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  88. yum yum yummy, came out very well... followed as u said, my kids loved it. thanks a lot for the recipe. will make it often.

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  89. yum yum yummy... cake was awesome, followed ur instructions exactly, my kids loved it. thanks for the recipe, will make it often.

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  90. Delicious. I make this all the time. But I put in equal 1/4 cup measures of sugar, flour & water or milk...and way less cocoa. Two teaspoons is plenty. 1.5 T is enough for a huge cake...way to much for the equivalent of 1 slice of cake.

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    1. It depends on your sweet preference Olen. I have followed the orginal recipe and it was perfect for me.

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  91. Dear Sharmili, Please tell that if I want to make a full cake, how about the measures of ingredients. Esp. Milk. I am aware about if 200 gms maids, how much sugar and oil is required as I tried your vanilia cake. But please help for this cake.

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    1. I am really not sure of the conversion Sucheta...May be you can try to triple the ingredients and check for a small cake then proceed with the bigger version.

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  92. Hi sharmilee
    Tried this cake yesterday. The centre was very hard and rubbery. But all around the centre it was very soft and yummy. Just like bakery cakes. What cud hav gone wrong???
    Divya

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  93. Oh not sure what went wrong...was the batter consistency right?!

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  94. This blog is truly extraordinary in all aspects.
    bubblegum casting

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  95. Dear Sharmili,,,Can you pls share some icing tips here.i just dont like plain cakes..

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  96. I made this yesterday..... It was super yummy :)

    Thanks for the recipe....

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  97. Hey!
    Made this cake for my foodie little bro he just loved it my cake turned out perfect but it rises a lot and immediately sinks down.
    Is it normal?
    I used 3tbsps melted butter instead of oil.
    :)

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    1. Oh is it?! Not really sure as it didnt sink down in mine as you can see.....Dono the reason why it happened for you

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  98. Can i make this in an otg using any coffee mug or cup?

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    1. You can try but it will take time to get baked in an OTG may be 10-15mins....

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  99. hiiiii....
    Dont we require to add baking powder to this recipe as we usually do for making cakes????

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    1. This cake requires only baking soda...

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  100. Hi Sharmilee. ..I tried doing the cake now. ..it was fine in the beginning but at the end rose nd oozed out from one side. ..can you help me out. ..more over it was soggy nd very salty. ..why did it happen. ?plz help.

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    1. I am really not sure what went wrong Paromita.....was the cup big enough to hold the rising cake?

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  101. Yes I took a big cup cause I was doing it for the first time. ..so wanted it to be perfect. ..ill try again and can u tell me whether baking soda and cooking soda is same. ?...I think b the soda I used was salty by itself and adding again the salt made it too salty. ....I did not get chocochips..what can I substitute as topping while baking it. .cause my daughter wants a chocolate topping. ..can u suggest?

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    1. Yes both are same only.....you can just skip topping else grate any chocolate and use the shavings as topping....

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