Microwave Cake Recipes

Chequered Cake Recipe

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Chequered Cake Recipe

The First Mixture

¾ cup cake flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
cup shortening, melted
cup milk
2 eggs
cup castor sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon lemon juice

The second mixture

The same as the first mixture but replace 1 ½ tablespoons cake flour with cocoa powder. Sift all dry ingredients but sugar. Process all liquid ingredients and sugar in a food processor bowl with metal blade until smooth. Pulse in cake mixture. Pour ½ cup of the butter into a 2″ x 2″ container. Microwave at Medium High for 1.45 minutes each. There are 3 pieces of yellow cake and 3 pieces of dark cake. Cut each piece into 3 sections lengthwise. Arrange these pieces into a chequer board design, brushing and sealing with chocolate filling. Frost with coffee icing and coat with melted plain with melted plain chocolate.

Coffee icing

cups shortening
½ cup icing sugar
½ cup butter
2 tablespoons instant coffee
cup evaporated milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Blend well instant coffee, milk, vanilla essence and salt., Whip shortening, butter with an electric mixer in a medium size mixing bowl until fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar and milk. Whip until well blended.

Chocolate Filling

¼ cup castor sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup milk

Mix sugar, cocoa powder and cornflour together in a 4 cup measure. Gradually stir in the mixture of milk and vanilla. Microwave, covered, at High (600-700 Watts) for 6 minutes. Stir 1-2 times.

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