How to Make a Microwave Cake

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Have you ever wanted to bake a cake and all you have is a microwave? Most people settle for a simple little mug cake, but I’ve got a Microwave Cake recipe that will get you a deliciously moist layer cake perfect for a little birthday get together. This post contains affiliate links.

What do you bake a microwave cake in?

You can make this cake using the usual 8 x 8 square baking dish. It’s always my go to for cakes and casseroles in the microwave. If you have 9-inch round silicone cake pans, you could also make this as a round layer cake.

Can you make a microwave cake from a box mix?

Yes! I have done this with both regular 15-16 oz cake mix boxes like Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker as well as with 9 oz boxes of Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake.

If you’re using the Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake mix, you’ll need one box per layer, so a two-layer cake will take 2 boxes. For the 15-16 oz cake mixes, you’ll just need one box for two layers.

Use the ingredients listed on the box for each cake mix. Plus, you’ll need instant pudding mix to keep it nice and moist.

You will need the larger size box of instant pudding, it will be 5-6 oz. I use vanilla for yellow cakes and chocolate for chocolate cakes. When using it for the 9 oz Jiffy Cake mixes, you’ll use 1/2 the package of instant pudding for each box cake. For the 15-16 oz cake mixes, you’ll add the whole box of instant pudding.

I also cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan.

How do you cook a cake in the microwave?

I make each layer one at a time using the same pan, so they’ll all be the same exact size. I wrap each one in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge while the next one cooks.

When you cook the cake in the microwave, cook for about 6 minutes and then check the top of the cake. It should look dry with no wet batter, and it will be pulling away from the sides of the dish. I find my 1000-watt microwave does best with 7 minutes cooking.

I would recommend starting at 5 or 6 minutes and checking to make sure it’s done. Then, pop it in the microwave for 1-minute increments until it’s done.

How do you decorate a microwave layer cake?

This is totally up to you. You can make your own fresh buttercream frosting in a mixer or just buy store bought canned frosting. Unless it’s a very special occasion, I use store bought frosting.

From my experience with microwave cakes, I think Duncan Hines is the best frosting for them. When we used Pillsbury, it kept trying to slide off the cake, but Duncan Hines stayed put. However, I do like buying the Pillsbury prefilled pastry bags of frosting to decorate the top once the cake is completely frosted.

More Microwave Dessert Recipes

1 cake (2 layers)


  • 2 Jiffy 9 oz cake mixes OR 1 15-16 oz cake mix + ingredients on box (eggs, water, oil, etc.)
  • 1 5-6 oz box of instant pudding mix (vanilla for yellow cake / chocolate for chocolate cake)
  • 1-2 cans of frosting
  • Optional: Pillsbury Prefilled Pastry Bag of Frosting


Baked potatoes are so versatile.  You can top them with anything.  I’m going to show you two ways we love to eat baked potatoes that take no time at all.

I honestly had no idea I could bake a potato in the microwave until I was in college.

To prick or not to prick a baked potato?

I’ve experimented with pricking potatoes with a fork before cooking them and totally skipping this step. I don’t think it’s necessary.

I used to be afraid it would explode if I didn’t prick it, but I’ve skipped the pricking for years and have never had a potato explode on me.  I’ve cooked a bazillion of these things, even multiple potatoes at the same time, and they have never exploded.

How do you make a microwave baked potato?

First, scrub your potato.

Next, get a piece of wax paper and wrap the potato up completely.  That is my big secret because the wax paper does an amazing job at keeping your potato moist without going soggy.

A lot of microwaves have a “potato” button for making a microwave baked potato.  If yours doesn’t, I suggest starting with 5 minutes for one potato, 10 minutes for 2, and about 12-13 minutes fro 3 potatoes.

In my experience, if you’re using large or jumbo-sized potatoes (which is what I usually use for a baked potato as a meal), adding more than 3 potatoes just takes way too much time.

I’ve found if you’re making multiple potatoes, such as 4, it’s better to cook 2 at a time.

When the time is up, use a hot pad to wrap around your potato and gently squish it.  If it gives easily, then your potato is ready.  If it’s still hard, cook it an additional 2-3 minutes and check again.

If your potato is just slightly squishy, I’ve found wrapping the potato in a kitchen towel (keep the wax paper wrapped around it as well) and just letting it sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes allows it to keep cooking itself internally, and then, it’s perfectly ready, and it can still melt butter.

If your potato is squishy and ready right out of the microwave, you can do this same thing while you get all the other ingredients ready, and it will stay hot enough to melt butter for at least 5 minutes or so.

Chili Cheese Baked Potato

1 baked potato

Microwave Chili Cheese Baked Potato

A microwave chili cheese baked potato is a hearty meal perfect for a cold winter night.

  • 1 large potato
  • 1/2 cup of no bean chili
  • 1 tablespoons of shredded cheddar
  • dollop of sour cream
  • Optional: chives
  • Wash your baked potato.
  • Wrap your potato in wax paper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • When done, check your potato gently that it easily squishes.
  • Slice open potato and fluff.
  • Add the chili over the top.
  • Add cheddar cheese
  • Add a dollop of sour cream.
  • Optional: top with chives or onions.
  • Enjoy!

1 baked potatoAmount Per Serving: 6g 3g 0g 2g

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A chili cheese baked potato is one of my favorite things for a quick dinner for just myself .  It’s a hearty meal and just hits the spot.

Loaded Baked Potato

A loaded baked potato is a great lunch or dinner and easy to make when you only have a microwave.

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese
  • 1 dollop of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of bacon bits
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • Wash your potato.
  • Check gently for squishiness of the potato.
  • Slice open the baked potato.
  • Add the butter and fluff the potato.
  • Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives.
  • Enjoy!

1 baked potatoAmount Per Serving: 17g 10g 1g 6g

Make yourself a loaded baked potato for dinner easily just using your microwave!

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When I was in college, I would often grab an apple from the dining hall to put in my backpack before heading to class.  Then, I’d forget all about it until that night. That’s when I would whip up a Microwave Baked Apple right in my dorm room.  It smelled wonderful and tasted amazing with all that cinnamon and buttery goodness.

You’ve probably been guilty of taking an apple from the dining hall or the continental breakfast at the hotel, and then weren’t sure what to do with it.  This treat takes next to no time at all to make, and it’s very simple — even if you are a novice at cooking.

A baked apple is a great healthy alternative to apple pie.  It has less sugar, and it definitely hits that spot if you’re having a craving for something sweet.

What kind of apples are for baking?

They often say Granny Smith are favorites for baking, but I don’t like them as they are just too tart.  My favorite apples for anything are Macintosh.  They are like the sweet tarts of apples.  They usually debut in the Fall, and you can find them for a few months at the grocery store.

We also love Golden Delicious and Gala apples.  My middle teenage loves apples, too, and his favorite are Honeycrisp apples.  Do you have a favorite?

I have made baked apples with all kinds of apples.  There is not a “wrong apple” to use.  So, if all you have is a Red Delicious — don’t worry about it not being a proper baking apple.

What size apple for baking in the microwave?

For this particular recipe, I used a small Honeycrisp apple.  Apples come in all sizes.  But remember that the larger your apple, the longer the cooking time will be.

If you use a small to medium sized apple, this recipe should be done in about 2 minutes.  But, if you end up using a large apple, be prepared to add an extra minute or two to the cooking time. You’ll know your apple is done when you poke the apple with a fork and you can feel the softness.

How to make a Microwave Baked Apple?

To get your apple ready for baking, you’ll want to remove almost all the core — except for the very bottom of the apple.  This will be the hardest part. You have to be careful.  I have found scoring the apple with a knife and then using a spoon to scoop out the insides was the easiest way I kept the bottom of the core intact.

The reason behind leaving the bottom is because if you core out the entire middle, the sugar butter mixture you pack in the center of the apple just runs right through the apple.

Also, always put your apple in a bowl to microwave it.  If you use a saucer, when you remove the apple from the microwave, it can roll around and dump the super hot sugary mixture onto your skin, which will burn.  I have personal experience with this, and it’s not fun.

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1 baked apple

Baked Apples in the Microwave

  • 1 Apple – cored
  • 1 tablespoon white or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • Core the middle of the apple, but keep the very bottom intact. This works well with a knife and then spoon to dig it out.
  • Mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and softened butter and then add it into the center of the apple and over the top if necessary. Shake a bit of cinnamon over the top.
  • Microwaves vary so poke your apple with a fork. When it’s soft, it’s done.

How to make a quick and easy Microwave Baked Potato. Skip the long baking time and make your “baked” potatoes in the microwave in just minutes.

When it’s a baked potato night but you’re short on time, a microwave baked potato is such a time saver.

Potatoes cooked in the microwave are ready in a fraction of the time and still come out soft and fluffy and perfect for loading with toppings.

How Long to Microwave a Baked Potato

If you popped in from search looking for this info, here you go:

  • Microwave 1 potato* for 3 to 4 minutes per side
  • 2 potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes per side
  • 3 potatoes for 5 to 6 minutes per side

*Be sure to pierce potatoes with a fork before microwaving.

These times are for average-to-large-size baking potatoes of around 10 ounces. For smaller potatoes, start with one minute less, and for larger, one minute more.

Now that’s covered, if you want a little more information, keep reading.

How to Prep Microwave Baked Potatoes

  • Always start by giving your potato a good scrub to remove any debris from its skin.
  • Dry the potato and then pierce it all over with a fork. This allows steam to escape as the potato cooks and will prevent it from exploding in your microwave.

How to Bake a Potato in the Microwave

1. Once your potato is scrubbed, dried, and pierced, place it directly into the microwave. If cooking more than one potato at a time, make sure that the potatoes are not touching.

2. Cook the potato for 3 to 4 minutes and then carefully flip and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. For every extra potato you’re cooking, add 1 minute for each side.

3. Use a knife to pierce the potato and check for doneness. The potato should feel tender (but not mushy) all the way through.

4. If the potato is finished, allow it to sit for 1 minute to cool slightly before removing it from the microwave. If still hard, continue to cook in 1-minute increments until the potato is tender.

Getting Crispy Skin on a Microwave Baked Potato

If you really love a baked potato with crispy skin, you can still get that even if you do most of the cooking in the microwave.

To crisp the skin of a microwave baked potato: Preheat your oven to 425°F and cook the potato(es) in the microwave according to the recipe instructions. Once cooked, rub your potato with olive oil—it will be hot, so handle with care! Sprinkle generously with salt (preferably coarse salt) and place the potato on a baking sheet.

Bake until the skin is crispy, usually 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Baked Potato Toppings

Once your potatoes are finished, time to load them up. You can use classic baked potato toppings like:

  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon

Or go with some non-traditional toppings like:

  • Chili
  • Broccoli and cheese sauce
  • Taco filling and nacho sauce


To cut a baked potato like a restaurant, slice the potato lengthwise across the top, cutting about halfway down. Then, using a thick towel to protect your hands from the hot potato, use the thumb and index finger of each hand to squeeze the sides of the potato inward until the slice splits open.

Use a fork to fluff up the insides of the potato before adding your toppings.

Why do potatoes get hard in the microwave?

Potatoes get hard in the microwave when they’re overcooked and the overcooked sections lose too much moisture and become dry and hard.

If you’re using an older microwave without a revolving plate and find that your potato is developing hard spots before it’s cooked all the way through, try rotating it (not just flipping it) a couple times during the cooking process so it cooks evenly all over.

What to serve with baked potatoes?

A loaded baked potato (like a chili baked potato or broccoli and cheese potato) can be a meal all on its own, but baked potatoes are also classic sides for meaty mains. I recommend:

More Quick Microwave Recipes

  • Pierce potato all over with a fork before placing it directly into the microwave. If cooking more than one potato at a time, make sure that the potatoes are in a single layer and not touching.
  • Cook the potato for 3 to 4 minutes and then carefully flip and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. For every extra potato you’re cooking, add 1 minute for each side.*
  • Use a knife to pierce the potato and check for doneness. The potato should feel tender (but not mushy) all the way through.
  • If the potato is finished, allow it to sit for 1 minute to cool slightly before removing it from the microwave. If still hard, continue to cook in 1-minute increments until the potato is tender.

For Crispy Skin: Preheat your oven to 425°F and cook the potato(es) in the microwave according to the recipe instructions. Once cooked, rub your potato with olive oil—it will be hot, so handle with care! Sprinkle generously with salt (preferably coarse salt) and place the potato on a baking sheet.

Bake until the skin is crispy, abou 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

*These times are for baking potatoes of around 10 ounces. For smaller potatoes, start with one minute less, and for larger, one minute more.

*Baking Times for Multiple Potatoes

  • 2 potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes per side
  • 3 potatoes for 5 to 6 minutes per side

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Tupperware microwave containers must not be exposed to convection baking. If unfortunately you have no oven safe containers but you have been craving for a cake; here is a quick solution. Bake cake in the microwave instead, using the same Tupperware microwave containers that you use to reheat the food.

No. No matter what kind of plastic you are using, don’t use it for oven use. It will melt from the inside or it might melt completely. For safer use, don’t use plastic ’cause your oven might catch on fire.

What utensils can be used in microwave oven for cake?

Here, it becomes important to note that you can only use microwave safe cookware. This includes a microwave safe glass cake dish or a silicon baking item. Make sure to not use the steel rack here that usually comes with microwaves, because it is unsafe to use in the normal heating mode.

Can I use a plastic bowl in the microwave?

Basically, heat can cause the BPA and Phthalates in plastics to leach into your food. That means – yeah, sorry – you should avoid microwaving food and beverages in plastic. Instead, transfer them into microwave-safe glass or ceramic containers.

Can you bake cake in a bowl?

To bake in a mixing bowl, just be sure to lower the oven temperature from 350°F to 325°F. You’ll also need to extend the baking time so the middle gets thoroughly cooked. My experimenting has shown me an extra 10 to 15 minutes in my oven turns out a perfect domed cake.

What can I bake in the microwave?

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What temperature does plastic melt?

This plastic’s melting point is 170 degrees Celsius (338 degrees Fahrenheit).

How do you bake a cake in a microwave?

Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan and tap it on your kitchen table so that there are no air bubbles. Cover the pan consisting of cake batter with cling wrap. Place the cake pan in the microwave and let it bake on full power, which is level 10, for 10 minutes.

Can we bake cake in Aluminium tray in microwave?

Aluminium Cake Baking Mould – Round Shaped for 500GR cake. This Pan Can be used in OTG, Microwave oven ( in convection mode) and pressure cookers. This Mold is ideal for Making 500GR cake for Anniversary, Birthdays & Baby Showers etc. Non-toxic, non-staining and non-reactive with food.

Can I bake cake in microwave grill?

First thing first, you can only use microwave convection for baking. Microwave solo and microwave grill cannot be used for baking. The rotation of the glass tray inside the chamber limits the size of the baking tray or baking tin that can be used inside the microwave oven.

What plastic is safe to microwave?

Low density polyethylene (LDPE): plastic bags, squeeze bottles, and food packaging. Polypropylene (PP): bottle caps, yogurt containers, food storage containers, single-serve coffee capsules, baby bottles, and shaker bottles.

What plastic container is safe for microwave?

If they container has a #5 on it, it is made from polypropylene, PP, so it is generally considered microwave safe. Smart Set Pro and ProView are perfect for microwave applications. CPET, #1 is safe for the microwave. These containers are usually used for oven ready applications like our meal solutions and bakery trays.

How do you know if plastic is microwave safe?

To see if a plastic container or wrap is microwave-safe, check the label: Products labeled “Microwave Safe” can be used in a microwave. Products labeled with an imprinted microwave symbol (see sidebar) can be used in the microwave. This symbol is mostly used on reusable plastic storage containers.

Can you bake cake in steel bowl?

Cakes can be made in steel bowls to form a domed shape, or vegetables can be baked to a golden brown, right in the bowl. Before using a stainless steel bowl, it’s important to grease the bowl thoroughly to ensure nothing sticks to the sides. Only use stainless steel bowls that state they are safe for use in an oven.

Can we bake cake in Pyrex bowl?

Pyrex bowls are oven-safe, so it is possible to bake a very nice cake in one. The key to easy removal after it has baked is greasing the bowl thoroughly before baking. Pyrex bowls are not usually used to bake cakes, but they can be as long as you prepare them well.

Can I bake in a Pyrex bowl?

Pyrex® Glassware can be used for cooking, baking, warming and reheating food in microwave ovens and preheated conventional or convection ovens. Pyrex Glassware is dishwasher safe and may be washed by hand using non-abrasive cleansers and plastic or nylon cleaning pads if scouring is necessary.

Which mode is used for baking in microwave?

Convection mode : This is the mode used for baking where you need the low metal rack to place your baking tray on. In this mode your microwave works just as an OTG works. So you can use aluminum baking tins and pans, glassware,silicon and ceramic ware like ramekins and other oven safe bake-ware.

How To Bake Cake In A Microwave: Setting The Temperature. When you are using a microwave to bake a cake make sure to set the temperature right. If your microwave has a convection mode, set it to 180 degrees. If not, turn the power to 100 per cent, meaning to power level 10 as seen on your microwave.

How do you turn an oven into a microwave?

Convert it to microwave cooking time

So for converting it, you should divide the cooking time by four, for example, if the regular cooking time is 40 minutes then divide the 40 by four to get 10 minutes.

Can a microwave be used to bake cake?

  • In waiting mode, place food into oven and close it.
  • Press MICRO. + CONVECTION button to select cooking temperature.
  • Rotate the MENU/TIME dial to program cooking time.
  • Press START/QUICK START button to start.

How much time does it take to bake a cake in microwave?

When using a regular microwave at full power to make a cake, fill a lightly greased microwave or silicone baking pan with the batter and cook for 8-12 minutes. * Stop every 4-6 minutes and check your bake by using a toothpick to pierce the cake – if the toothpick comes out clean, your cake’s done.

What degree should you bake a cake?

Cakes typically bake between 325 to 450 degrees F (see chart with Tip #9). Most convection ovens require lowering the temperature by 25 to 50 degrees F, as well as turning off the fan.

Can you cook something in the oven if it says microwave?

These generally come with instructions for cooking on the stovetop or oven. If not, depending on the dish, you can most likely cook it in the oven at moderate heat until warmed through, removing it from the plastic container if it’s in one, and placing it in a Pyrex or oven-safe dish.

Can you simmer in a microwave?

Use a medium-high setting (70 percent power) for simmering stews. Use a medium setting (50 percent power) for baking bread, cakes and muffins, and cooking less tender cuts of meats. Remove food from packaging before defrosting in your microwave.

Can I substitute oven for microwave?

Ovens. Ovens can actually work very well as a microwave alternative. In all likelihood, you probably already have an oven in your home. You probably use it to cook many of your meals, but it can also be used to properly reheat food.

What is the difference between oven and microwave?

Bottom line is – if you just want to heat up stuff, buy a Microwave. If you want to bake/cook – like baking or making a pizza, garlic bread etc, get a Baking oven. Don’t buy a hybrid.

Microwave for 7 to 10 minutes on high, or until juices start bubbling through slits in crust. (If you’re preparing an unbaked, frozen pie, transfer it to a 9″ glass pie plate and microwave for 13 to 16 minutes on high.) Transfer the pie to your preheated oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Can you cook raw pastry in the microwave?

Microwave on MED 6-9 minutes. Check for doneness, let sit 2 minutes (it will continue to cook a bit after you take it out of the microwave). Use in any pie recipe requiring a baked pie crust.

Recommended cooking instructions: Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, then place in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 8- 10 minutes or until pastry is done to the desired texture. Cooking times may vary depending on the appliance. Keep pies frozen until ready to cook, and only thaw in the refrigerator.

How long does it take to heat a meat pie?

Heat with or without the clear oven-proof protective bag. (Place pie on clean oven tray). Heat for 25-30 mins. Heat for 10-15 minutes.

Can you microwave a Scotch pie?

The use of a microwave will produce a softer pastry. Take care as the pie will be hot. Do not reheat.

How long does it take to cook a pie in the microwave?

With a microwave, you can make delicious baked meals, like bread, pizza, cake, and brownies, in a shorter amount of time. Just make sure you’re using microwave-safe pans and trays! Keep in mind that exact baking times will vary depending on how many watts your microwave has.

Can you cook a meat pie from frozen?

Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Bake for an additional 10 – 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving. The baked Meat Pies can be frozen and reheated.

How long does a frozen meat pie take to cook?

Oven cook from frozen. 220°C 50 mins.

Why does Pastry go soggy in the microwave?

Why does Pastry go soggy in the microwave? Microwaves specifically heat water molecules in the food. This turns them to steam, and because the air in the microwave is actually cool, the steam then condenses.

What temperature should a meat pie be when cooked?

Use a 425° oven preheated, and check after 6–8 minutes for an internal temperature of 165°. Once it reaches that temperature, you are finished.

How do you microwave a pie without it getting soggy?

from getting soggy when heating in your microwave, you should wrap them in a dry paper towel to absorb the moisture when they are being heated (see costs and reviews of paper towels).

What temperature do you reheat a meat pie?

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the pie, turnovers, or pastry on a cookie sheet on foil or parchment, and lightly cover with foil. For a 9-inch pie, heat for 15-20 minutes. A 5-inch pie will take about 12-15 minutes and turnovers will take about 10-12 minutes.

Can you cook a pie in the microwave?

Place in the microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes. Remove from the microwave and immediately place in the preheated oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Can you eat a Scotch pie cold?

The Scotch pie can be eaten cold or reheated in the oven. If served as a meal, it can come with gravy, mashed potatoes or chips, mushy peas or vegetables. In Scotland, Scotch pies can be bought from the butchers or grocery shops.

Can you heat a pie in the microwave?

Allow the pie to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving. Remove the pie from it’s foil dish and heat in a microwave (800 watts) for 8 minutes.

Microwave corn on the cob is the easiest way to cook a whole ear of corn. It’s quick, mess-free, and comes out perfect every time.

I have another microwave vegetable recipe for you today, and honestly, this one’s kind of a game-changer: Microwave Corn on the Cob.

This is the BEST way to cook corn on the cob, because it is SO quick, SO easy, and mess-free.

The Easiest Way to Make Corn on the Cob

Cooking corn in the microwave means no need to shuck the corn or peel off those annoying little stringy bits.

You literally just cut the end off an ear of corn, shove it in the microwave, and once it’s cooked, it slides right out of the husk, silk-free and ready to eat.

It. Is. Magic.

To Make Corn on the Cob in the Microwave, You Will Need

  • A very sharp knife
  • A microwave
  • Corn on the cob
  • 3 minutes

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

1. To microwave corn on the cob in the husk, you’ll first cut off one end so you can slide the corn out once it’s cooked. To do this, find the point at the stalk end (the closed end without all the corn silk) where the cob begins to taper into a point.

You’re going to slice off the end just before that (don’t cut the end off after the cob starts to narrow or you won’t be able to slide the corn out of the husk easily).

Use a sharp knife to make a shallow cut all the way around the cob to help guide the knife, and then  apply a little force and slice all the way through.

A Note on Cutting Corn: Cutting through the cob takes a bit of muscle and a sharp knife, as cobs are quite tough. If you’re really struggling to cut the corn or the pressure needed is making you nervous, stop, skip this step and finish cutting off the end after microwaving.

The corn will be softer and easier to cut after microwaving. You’ll just need to let it cool long enough for you to safely handle it.

3. Carefully, using an oven mitt or towel if necessary, squeeze the corn out of the husk. Make sure to keep squeezing all the way to the end. This helps keep the silk trapped inside.

4. Rinse to remove any stray strands of silk, brush with melted butter if that’s your thing, and enjoy!

How to Microwave Husked Corn on the Cob

If your corn is already husked, not a problem. You can microwave corn in a paper towel and get the same effect.

  • Fold a paper towel in half, run it under water, and then squeeze out most of the liquid so that it is not dripping. Wrap the damp towel around your corn and it’s ready to go.
  • If you have a pack of corn that’s half-shucked, with the ends trimmed but some husks still on, just leave the husks on and wrap the paper towel over them. They and the corn silk will be easier to remove after microwaving.

What to Put on Corn on the Cob

If you want to add a flavor boost to your corn, try one of these combos:

  • Elote-style: Drizzle corn with melted butter and then spread mayonnaise over the entire thing. Sprinkle with cotija or Parmesan cheese, a bit of chili powder and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Herbed Butter Corn: Whip your favorite herbs into softened butter (try one of these flavor combos if you’re not sure where to start) and spread the flavored butter over the corn.

Yes. You can microwave more than one ear of corn in the microwave. The rule of thumb is you’ll want to add 1 to 2 minutes per ear of corn and not cook more than what will fit in a single layer with a little space between, so 3 to 4 ears is usually the limit.

  • Microwave 2 ears of corn: 4-5 minutes
  • Microwave 3 ears of corn: 5-6 minutes
  • Microwave 4 ears of corn: 6-7 minutes

How do you store cooked corn on the cob?

Store cooked corn in an airtight container or plastic bag in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

How do you reheat cooked corn on the cob?

Corn on the cob can be reheated in the microwave. Wrap the corn in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave in 20-second increments until it is heated through.

What Goes With Corn on the Cob?

If you’ve craving corn on the cob and need some ideas on what to serve it with, these are some of my favorites:

More Microwave Veggie Recipes

  • Un-husked corn on the cob
  • optional for brushing
  • Place corn on a cutting board, and cut off the stalk end by making a shallow cut all the way around the corn and then slicing through.
  • Place the corn in the microwave and microwave for 3 minutes. Let it sit for 1 minute.
  • Carefully, using an oven mitt or towel if necessary, squeeze the top of the corn so that the cob slides out.
  • Rinse, pat dry, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt if desired, and enjoy!

To microwave more than one ear of corn in the microwave, the rule of thumb is you’ll want to add 1 to 2 minutes per ear of corn and not cook more than what will fit in a single layer with a little space between, so 3 to 4 ears is usually the limit.

*If you’re struggling to cut through the corn before microwaving, you can wait to do this step until after cooking when the cob will be softer. Just be careful, as the corn and steam will be quite hot.

*To microwave husked corn, fold a paper towel in half, run it under water, and then squeeze out most of the liquid so that it is not dripping. Wrap the damp towel around your corn and microwave as directed.

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You can bake bread in the microwave! For this you need slightly different ingredients than for baking conventional bread. This recipe is actually similar to the one for a sugar-free cake. You can bake a simple microwave bread in five minutes plus preparation time.

  • 5 teaspoons of household flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


Know that bread made with yeast works best in an oven or bread maker. For this reason, chemical fermentation substances such as baking powder are usually used for microwave breads instead of real yeast. Bread does not form a brown crust in the microwave. In addition, microwave bread rises more when it is baked, which can be a problem for the consistency: the bursting of air bubbles that form when it rises can cause the consistency to be uneven. The recipe you use to bake microwave bread is different from traditional bread.

Mixing the ingredients together

Step 1. Mix the ingredients in a large mixing bowl

First, add five teaspoons of household flour to the bowl. You can also use other types of flour in addition: almond flour, also known as almond bran, buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, etc. If you want, you can mix these types of flour with the household flour, but remember that each type of flour has its own liquid content and its own baking behavior. The recipe must be adapted with other types of flour.

If possible, use chemically treated “bleached” flour. Bleached flour contains less protein than unbleached flour and is better for making quick breads

Step 2. Mix one teaspoon each of baking powder and vanilla with the flour

The baking powder will “rise” the bread by increasing its volume. Don’t add too much of it or the batter will get out of control! The vanilla is a matter of taste. It does not affect the baking process and can give the bread a pleasantly sweet taste.

Step 3. Add an egg and whisk it well with the mixture

Egg size doesn’t matter, even if a larger egg makes a slightly juicier bread. Make sure you don’t forget any eggshells in the batter.

Step 4. Add 2-3 teaspoons of milk

You can take the milk you like best: cow milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp milk. A thicker milk results in a somewhat richer bread. The main job of milk, however, is to moisten the dough so that the flour holds together.

Step 5. Add two teaspoons of water

The water should also moisten the dough so that the flour sticks together. If you don’t add water, your bread will be way too dry. Mix the water with the other ingredients in the bowl.

Step 6. Add 2-3 teaspoons of oil

Step 1. Knead the dough

Mix the dough thoroughly with clean hands so that it holds together well. Walk the mass vigorously and try to distribute the moisture evenly. Knead the dough for 2-5 minutes or until you can pull it apart without it falling apart.

Step 2. Shape the dough

Step 3. Place the batter in a microwaveable bowl

Most ceramic or glass dishes shouldn’t be a problem, but under no circumstances should you heat metal in the microwave. Many microwaveable containers are labeled as such. Make sure the bowl is flat and has a level bottom: you need to get the bread out of there after baking.

Try a large ceramic mug. They are microwaveable, the ideal size and the bread is easy to remove without getting burned. They are best suited for single servings

Step 4. Microwave the dough over high heat for 5 minutes

When you take the bread out, it should be ready to eat. If your microwave has a window, check the batter regularly to make sure it isn’t overheating or rising too much. If the dough starts to look dry, flaky, or wrinkled, all of the moisture may have been sacrificed to the heat. Cut and serve your bread.

Step 5. Done

  • Test with a knife to see if the bread is all through. If the blade is damp when you pull it out, the bread is not ready and will have to stay in the microwave longer.
  • You can also bake a chocolate donut by modifying the recipe slightly. Add two tablespoons of chocolate powder and one teaspoon of sugar and shape the dough into a donut shape. The baking time is the same.

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