1 Minute Microwave Vegan Wacky Cake ! Yes, you read it right. It takes just a minute to bake it!And it is made of whole wheat flour and cane sugar instead of using their refined counterparts! How good is that!!

Wacky cake is also known by the name depression cake / crazy cake! I have made a regular version of the depression cake a few years ago. This cake has no eggs / milk or butter. Yet it rises beautifully and is all soft and fluffy, just the way we like it!You can read all about why it is called so in the above link.

Moving on, this month the recipe ReDux theme was

Beat the Heat with the Slow Cooker/Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

Whether you go slow or fast, just don’t turn on the oven. Show us how to keep the kitchen cool by using one of these appliances: Slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker. (If you have none of these, use the microwave, rice cooker or another keep-cool appliance.)

Though I do use the pressure cooker every day , I wanted something quicker coz I was running out of time [as always] and did not want to miss posting for the event!

This cake gets done in no time. You need just 5 minutes or less to get the ingredients together, bake it and eat it! Yes, you can do all this in less than 5 minutes!

I have adapted the recipe from here and substituted some ingredients and baked it my way!

1 minute microwave vegan wacky cake

I used:

Whole wheat flour – 5 tablespoons
Cane sugar- 4 1/2 tablespoons
Cocoa Powder – 2 teaspoons
Baking soda-1/4 teaspoon
Vegetable oil -2 teaspoons
Vanilla essence-1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice-1/2 teaspoon
Water-4 1/2 tablespoons

Take the flour, cane sugar,cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.Make 3 small wells [depressions] in the flour.

1 minute microwave vegan wacky cake

Put vanilla essence, oil and lemon juice into the depressions and top it up with water. Mix well.Divide it between 4 muffin cups / one large coffee mug.[Yes, 4 muffins cup as they rise a lot!!].Microwave on high for 1 minute / till done.

1 minute microwave vegan wacky cake

Serve as such / topped with chocolate chips, colored sugar / ice cream / chocolate sauce.

1 minute microwave vegan wacky cake

Note:

  • Whole wheat flour and cane sugar can be replaced with APF and regular sugar
  • Lemon juice can be replaced with vinegar.
  • You can do the mixing in the mug itself.I wanted small portions so mixed in a bowl and divided it in muffin liners.
  • This cake rises a lot so fill only till half of the cup / mug.
  • I used sunflower oil. You can use canola oil / rice bran oil or any other flavorless oil.

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1 minute microwave vegan wacky cake
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
4 mins
 

A quick vegan bake to satisfy those sudden cravings!!

Course: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp Whole wheat flour
  • 4 1/2 tbsp Cane sugar
  • 2 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
Instructions
  1. Take the flour, cane sugar,cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.Make 3 small wells [depressions] in the flour.
  2. Put vanilla essence, oil and lemon juice into the depressions and top it up with water. Mix well.
  3. Divide it between 4 muffin cups / one large coffee mug.
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute / till done.
  5. Serve as such / topped with chocolate chips, colored sugar / ice cream / chocolate sauce.
Recipe Notes
  • Whole wheat flour and cane sugar can be replaced with APF and regular sugar
  • Lemon juice can be replaced with vinegar.
  • You can do the mixing in the mug itself.I wanted small portions so mixed in a bowl and divided it in muffin liners.
  • This cake rises a lot so fill only till half of the cup / mug.
  • I used sunflower oil. You can use canola oil / rice bran oil or any other flavorless oil.
  • The cooking time will vary. Check after 50 seconds. It may take up to 2 minutes / more if baking as a single serve in a large coffee mug.

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