Sunday, May 10, 2009

microwave cake

so i've been doing weight watchers for two weeks now. the first week i lost 4.5 pounds. the second week was really hard and i lost 1 pound.

it only makes sense, then, that today i'd post a recipe for a cake you make in the microwave, right??

one problem: you need some special equipment to make this cake: the pampered chef rice cooker.

you can also make this cake in the microwave if you have a fluted stoneware pan - also pampered chef. (see notes later...). i've never tried with any other pans. either i'm not that brave or i'm not that stupid. you will need to cook the cake for 13-15 mins in the stoneware.

here's what you need:

1 pkg any flavor cake mix
1 can any kind of frosting (not whipped)

right in the rice cooker, mix the cake mix according to package directions. this means you'll need eggs, water and oil. the amount depends on the cake mix you are using. when the cake is mixed, glop (word of the day) 1/2 of the can of frosting right on top of the cake batter. put the lid on the rice cooker and cook for 9 minutes in your microwave.

let the cake rest for about 2 minutes. remove the lid carefully and invert a plate on the top of the rice cooker. take a deep breath and flip the rice cooker over, dumping the finished cake out on top of the plate. the frosting will bubble out over the top of the cake. you can add more frosting if you want.

if you use the fluted stoneware pan, you can use the entire can of frosting... :) bonus!

the best part about this cake is it's easy - and you can go crazy with the flavor combinations. lemon cake is really good with lemon frosting. chocolate cake is good with cherry frosting. if you have a favorite flavor combo, let me know! i'd love to try it out!!

p.s. i love the pampered chef rice cooker. i've made chicken noodle soup in it, oatmeal, cornbread and mashed potatoes, too. and rice. but isn't that obvious??


Stacey Irwin said...

That sounds wierd and slightly scary. I guess I will have to order my rice cooker and try it.
I just think of easy back oven cakes.. ewww.

But if it works and it taste pretty normal.... oh how nice that would be.

Marianne said...

Sounds yummy! I've never tried it with frosting!

Here's a variation that we like:

Cake mix (any flavor)
3 eggs
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chips (whatever coordinates with your cake flavor)

Mix cake mix, eggs and sour cream. Mixture will be THICK! Stir in your chips of choice. Glop the thick mess into your fluted pan or rice cooker and microwave for 13-15 minutes. Invert, cool a bit and serve!

Yummy combos:
Lemon with white chocolate chips

Devils Food with white, chocolate or butterscotch chips.

Spice with chocolate chips