Microwave Sponge Cakes

Microwave Sponge Cakes - Génoise à faire au micro-onde

 

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Ingredients

  •     2                   eggs
  •     150 mls        oil
  •     150 mls        milk
  •     150 g           sugar
  •     5 mls           vanilla essence
  •     1 cup           plain flour (125 g)
  •     3 tsp            baking powder

Method
STEP 1 Whisk ingredients together with a hand whisk.
STEP 2 Fold in sifted flour and baking powder.
STEP 3 Line a 20 cm round casserole or plastic container with paper towel.
STEP 4 Place mixture in dish and microwave on High for 5-6 minutes. Do not overcook. The cake should still look slightly wet on the top.

Notes
To make a chocolate cake, replace 2 tablespoons of the flour with cocoa and use a teaspoon of coffee dissolved in a little boiling water. For special occasions, I have sometimes added an extra egg and an extra third to all the ingredients to make a larger cake. It is so quick to make, I usually make 3 layers.