Microwave Baking – Cheap, Quick, Easy and No Mess

Carrot, Cake

When it comes to baking there are few tools that are more versatile in the kitchen than the microwave. This essential kitchen appliance offers so many functions when it comes to baking that most people never bother to utilize. It’s sad really. In most homes, the microwave has been relegated to doing duty as a meat defroster, popcorn popper, and coffee warmer rather than using is as the fabulous device for baking that it really is capable of being.

Jump right in and make one of these cakes now, you’ll be sitting down to a warm mug of comfort. Or, if you want to study this way of baking some more then skip the video and read on.


Before you set up to change your baking ways, you need to understand that when it comes to microwave baking, not all microwaves were created equal.

Wattage is vitally important as is the quality of your microwave. The average el cheapo microwave that you can find in discount stores will simply not stand up to the rigors of regular baking though they are perfectly acceptable for many meals and the occasional mug cake.

Microwave baking beyond mug cakes is definitely not something that is meant for those who are afraid of trying something new or those that are afraid of making mistakes along the way. This is a process that is one-part science and one part figuring it out.

Do not despair however, most who have tried microwave baking find it a good quick alternative with time is tight and demand is high. Try this recipe, a little more ambitious that a Mug Cake.

This microwave baking recipe is especially for bachelors and college students.

Another great thing about microwave baking that is often overlooked is that there are far less messes.

By and large, microwave baking keeps any spills and splatter isolated to your microwave. Most of these can be cleaned and controlled rather easily by using a removable plate in your microwave (that can be washed in the dishwasher) and covering your food whenever possible to avoid splatters.Kitchen Universe, The Kitchen Store

If you have a microwave in your home that is used mostly for melting butter and warming pizza, then you have a microwave in your home that is being terribly under utilized. It is time you hit the search engines for recipes that will be appropriate for your microwave and get busy trying something new and different that will have your family awed and amazed. Imagine having them toss accolades for your tireless devotion and standing over a hot oven for hours when in actuality you only checked on the microwave when the proper time approached.


Microwave baking saves time, money and mess. Feel like trying microwave baking? to help follow any of these recipes, chocolate cake, apple upside down cake and carrot cake.