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Easy & Healthy Cake Recipes for the Microwave

Updated on September 3, 2011
Plum and Cinnamon Cake
Plum and Cinnamon Cake

These recipes are sweetened naturally by the fruit they contain or by the use of a little honey and they are moistened by plain yogurt, fruit purees or monounsaturated canola oil. The microwave oven might have been invented for these types of cakes but, if you have a combination oven and you prefer a crust on your cakes, you can cook any of these recipes on low-mix (10%) at about 320° F (160° C) for about two to three times the recommended time for microwaving.

Apple, Date and Walnut Cake

Cooking time: about 8 minutes

Serves: 6 to 12


  • 3 small green apples, cored
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 ounces (85g) sultanas
  • 3 ½ ounces (100g) dates, chopped and seeded
  • 2 ounces (60g) walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


1. Thinly slice 1 apple and use it to line a greased ring pan which has been sprinkled with cinnamon. Whisk together the egg, yogurt, honey and juice.Finely chop the remaining apples, then mix with the other fruit, nuts and whisked liquid.

2. Mix the flour and baking powder and fold into the fruit mixture. Turn into the ring pan and microwave on High for 6 to 8 minutes. Leave to stand for at least 10 minutes, before turning out of the pan.

Pineapple Cake

Cooking Time: about 10 minutes

Serves: 6 to 12


  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 3 ounces (85g) sultanas
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 14 ounce (400g) can unsweetened crushed pineapple


1. Mix the dry ingredients and sultanas. Beat the eggs, honey, oil and lemon juice ogether until fluffy. Stir in the pineapple, then lightly fold the dry ingredients into the fruit mixture.

2. Turn into a greased ring pan and microwave on High for 9 to 10 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before turning out.

Plum and Cinnamon Cake

Cooking Time: about 10 minutes

Serves: 6 to 12


  • 1 - 1 ½ pound (500 to 750g) stoned plums, fresh or canned and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons thick yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple-blackcurrant juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


1. Slice 2 to 3 plums (or use halved plums if canned) to line the bottom of a greased ring pan. In a blender or food processor, puree the remaining plums with the other wet ingredients (not too smoothly). Mix the dry ingredients, then lightly fold into the fruit puree.

2. Pour into the ring pan, elevate in the oven and microwave on High for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool at least 5 to 10 minutes before turning out.


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      Simran tagged a photo as OMG. Click to see the photo! 

      7 years ago

      nice Recipes

    • The Good Cook profile imageAUTHOR

      The Good Cook 

      9 years ago

      @ Leon - I'm assuming you mean all-purpose (or plain) whole wheat flour, so yes you can but you should also use 2 teaspoons of of baking powder and you don't need to add salt. Thanks for reading.

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      9 years ago

      Can I use whole wheat flour instead of self raising flour and add one tsp. baking powder and half teaspoon salt to it?

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      9 years ago

      nice recipes easy to make

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      MM Del Rosario 

      10 years ago from NSW, Australia

      I have bookmarked this hub for future reference. thanks for the recipes.


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