I have to admit I was skeptical of cake in the microwave, but this turned out great. It is a moist cake similar to the way a self-saucing pudding cake turns out (without the sauce). I made exactly as written. The spices were just right. Delicious served very warm (I only cooled about 5 minutes) with some ice cream. Like a brownie sundae! Made for Spring 2010 PAC.
Wow!!! How quick is this cake? I made this as written, but instead of a 4 cup dish, I used to ramkins, that I buttered before pouring in the batter, then I cooked for 2 minutes on high and that worked perfectly!! The only other change I made was to use 1 1/4 teaspoons of both ginger and cinnamon. Next time I would use 1 tsp of ginger and 1 1/2 of the cinnamon, as this was quite spicy for a cake. Thanks for sharing the quick dessert recipe!!! Made for 123 Tag Game.
This is a great cake. Even if it's bake in the microwave, the texture is great. The cake is moist. And the taste is very good. It's a bit too sweet for me. So I'll use half sugar next time. Thanks WiGal :) Made for Holiday tag
A nice cake with a few adjustments. Made twice, the first time made as written and cooked in a 16 oz. mug. The top and middle were done and the bottom was cooked but wet (over steamed). We also thought the flavor was a little off the first time. As written the cake was only a three star. The second time increased the spice using 1/16 teaspoon of both nutmeg and cloves. Also increased the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. Next cooked in a 4 cup bowl for three minutes. Those few changes brought this up to a four star as they greatly improved the flavor and texture. This cake is just ok eaten alone, it really dose need some whipped cream or a sauce drizzled over it.
I read all of the reviews before starting this and used a few tips: I made it in two small ramekins instead of a single container, upped the spice a bit and topped it still warm with homemade sugar free cinnamon ice cream. What a quick and yummy treat. Thanks hon :D
I halved the recipe and used a 2 cup microwaveable dish. For a quick sweet fix, this is perfection! The cinnamon was a bit strong for me, so next time I'll reduce it just a tiny bit. Enjoyed this with ice cream on top. Thanks for sharing!
For a spice lover like me this cake was over the top delicious! Since I am the only one in the family who truly appreciates spice cake this recipe is perfect as I can make just a small portion for me to enjoy. I used Diner's hint and used ramekins to make two smaller cakes and they turned out so perfect! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with us all.
Very good & easy. I made without the cocoa because I wanted a standard spice cake; I also used more nutmeg because it is my fave spice. Drizzled a butter/sugar icing, which soaked in (good in my book). This microwave cake turned out much better than a chocolate-mug-cake recipe I once used.