5-Minute Cake


Several months ago Wes and I were making cookies, and he thought it would be a good idea to heat up some cookie dough in the microwave. The goal was to get warm cookie dough, but instead he cooked it into a cookie! Perhaps this is obvious to most people, but it gave me the idea to try and create a quick cake you could make in the microwave for those late-night cravings. It took several attempts with different ingredient ratios and cook times, but I think I’ve got it down! 

The texture is a little different than “normal” cake – a bit spongier I would say {but not in a gross/squishy kind of way.} When you add the creamy frosting, however it becomes much less noticeable.

This dessert is the perfect size to split without feeling like you got jipped {or of course the perfect size for one… now and later :)}

5-Minute Cake

PREP TIME 3 minutes COOK TIME 2 minutes YIELDS 1 cake


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake mix {or other gf all purpose flour}
  • {optional: 2 TBS chocolate, for a chocolate cake!}


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ~2 cups powdered sugar {add slowly, until desired thickness is achieved}

Combine all ingredients for cake in a small bowl, then scrape into a greased 16oz baking dish with a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave {check with toothpick if you’re unsure of “done-ness” – it will come out clean if it’s done!} After the cake is done, you can let it sit in the dish for a couple minutes while you make the frosting, or dump it out on a plate to help it cool even faster. Either way, after the cake has cooled a couple of minutes, frost that baby up and enjoy!

Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to six amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
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