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World Baking Day: 4 Microwave Dessert Recipes to Satiate Your Sweet Cravings

Team StoryWeavers|May 17, 2022, 12:28 IST|
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If you have a sweet tooth, you will find this relatable: You have these cravings for scrumptious desserts but do not have the time or the right equipment to whip up a sweet treat for yourself. Fret not, we’ve got your bake… we mean your back! 

This World Baking day, get ready to make your home smell like your favourite cheesecake (or choco-chip cookies, if you please). To help you, we bring your four scrumptious recipes that can be easily made in the microwave with just a handful of ingredients. 

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Microwave Cheesecake 

What you need: 

For the base

  • Digestives biscuits or any other biscuits of your choice – crushed (3 tbsp)
  • Butter (melted) (1 tbsp)

For the cheesecake

  • Cream cheese (5 tbsp)
  • Egg white – 1 
  • Sugar (3 tsp)
  • All-purpose flour (1 tsp)
  • Vanilla extract (1/4 tsp )
  • Strawberry jam for topping – (2 tsp) – optional 

How to bake: 

  1. Crush the biscuits and mix them with melted butter.
  2. Press the mixture in the bottom of a mug. 
  3. Mix cream cheese, egg white, sugar, flour, and vanilla. 
  4. Pour on the crushed biscuit base.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute.
  6. Add the strawberry jam. 

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Microwave Brownie

What you need: 

  • Whole wheat flour – 4 tbsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
  • Melted butter – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder- ⅛ tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – ⅛ tbsp
  • Chocolate chips – 1 tbsp

How to bake:  

  1. In a bowl, add whole wheat flour & cocoa powder followed by sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Add melted butter, oil, vanilla essence and water. 
  3. Mix dry and wet ingredients.
  4. Fill the moulds, sprinkle chocolate chips, and press them well.
  5. Microwave for one minute.
  6. Serve warm. 

Banana Cake

What you need: 

  • Mashed banana  – 1/4 cup 
  • White, or oat flour – 6 tbsp
  • Sweetener of choice – 1 tbsp 
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp 
  • Butter, or additional banana – 1 1/2 tbsp oil,
  • Chocolate chips – optional 1-2 tbsp 

How to bake: 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a greased mug or bowl. 
  2. Bake in the microwave until fluffy and cake-like. (It takes around 60-90 seconds in the microwave)

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Microwave Cookies  

What you need: 

  • White, spelt, or oat flour  – 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/8 tsp 
  • Salt – 1/16 tsp 
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp 
  • Chocolate chips – 1 – 3 tbsp
  • Milk  – 1/2 tbsp 
  • Pure vanilla extract – 1/16 tsp 
  • Oil – 1/2 tbsp 

How to bake: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add water. 
  3. Stir to form a sticky dough. 
  4. Either refrigerate overnight or freeze just until firm enough to form balls. 
  5. You can always keep them in the freezer and eat the unbaked cookie dough balls or you can bake them in the microwave. 
  6. Put each cookie on a well-greased plate. 
  7. Throw in a few more choco chips if you want them to be a little extra chocolaty. 
  8. Microwave each cookie for 40 seconds. 
  9. The cookie will look underdone, so let it cool for 10-15 minutes, during which it will firm up.

We hope these easy-to-make dessert recipes inspire the baker in you and satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Do you also have scrumptious dessert recipe of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

About the Author

I'm Naqshib Nisar aka the Ministry of Happiness. A digital journalist who can write anything under the sun. When I'm not writing, I'm definitely discovering hidden gems of a city or exploring the food culture. Being a language enthusiast, I grasp words from songs I don't really understand. I'm mostly in the procaffeinating mode because coffee comes first. Hit me up if you ever want to find the best cappuccino and croissants in Bangalore.

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