4 Quick Cake Recipes

It’s official! Baking is one of the best stress relievers.  But if you haven’t started baking yet, it is time to put on the chef’s hat and batter up! Here are a few quick cake recipes that are easily doable even for beginners.


  1. Peanut Butter and Jam Brownies
Quantity Ingredient
75 gm. Butter
50 gm. Peanut Butter
1 Egg
25 gm. Cocoa Powder
50 gm. Plain Flour
100 gm. Sugar
2-3 tbsp. Jam



  • Melt butter and peanut butter for 30 sec. in a microwave.
  • Add egg to the melted, cool butter.
  • Grease a 15–cm wide round dish with butter and line it with cling film.
  • Add peanut butter, cocoa powder, flour, and sugar.
  • Mix gently till a thick paste is formed.
  • Smoothen out the top of the mixture with the back of a spoon.
  • Make holes at the top of the batter and fill them with jam.
  • Microwave for 3-4 mins.
  • Remove and leave it to cool for 15 mins before indulging in it.


  1. Chocolate Cup Cakes


Quantity Ingredient
100 gm. Dark Chocolate
200 gm. Flour
200 gm. Sugar
6 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
150 ml. Sunflower Oil
100 ml. Sour Cream
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Essence



  • Heat oven to 180 C.
  • Line a 10–hole cupcake tray with paper cups.
  • Break down the chocolate into small pieces in a mixer.
  • Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, oil, sour cream, eggs, vanilla essence and 100 ml water.
  • Whisk the mixture till it is smooth.
  • Add broken chocolate to the mixture.
  • Add the batter into the paper cups.
  • Bake for 20 mins and cool before relishing the cupcakes.



  1. Lemon Poppy seeds Cake


Quantity Ingredient
175 gm. Butter
175 gm. Castor Sugar
200 gm. Flour
4 Lemons
3 Eggs
2 tbsp. Poppy Seeds(khus-khus)
125 gm. Yoghurt
200 gm. Icing Sugar
3 tbsp. Lemon Juice



  • Heat oven to 180 C.
  • Grease a 20 cm deep cake tin and line it.
  • Mix butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till it becomes fluffy.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and beat the mixture.
  • Put the mixture in the tin and smoothen out the top.
  • Bake for 40-50 mins and cool for 10 mins.
  • Sift the icing sugar and add the lemon juice to it.
  • Pour the juice over the cake and let it set.


  1. Classic Chocolate Cake
Quantity Ingredient
100 ml. Sunflower Oil
175 gm. Castor Sugar
140 gm. Plain Flour
3 tbsp. Cocoa
3 tbsp. Baking Powder
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
2 tbsp. Chocolate Chips
100 gm. Dark Chocolate
5 tbsp. Double Cream




  • Grease a 22 cm silicone microwaveable cake pan and line it with baking sheet.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Whisk oil, eggs, vanilla essence and 100 ml. hot water.
  • Mix the dry and liquid ingredients to form a lump-free batter.
  • Add the mixture to the pan and cover with cling film.
  • Microwave for 7 mins at about 800 watts and then cool for 5 mins.
  • To prepare ganache, melt chocolate for 2 mins at 600 watts, stirring every 30 sec.
  • Upon cooling, spread the ganache over the cake and sprinkle the chocolate chips.


Quick cakes like these are a delight to make – throw in the ingredients in a bowl, give it a quick whisk and it is ready to go into the microwave. Try these absolutely simple cake recipes at home and make turn any occasion into a celebration.

Leave a Reply