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3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave

4.53 from 119 votes
You won't believe my 3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave, which will give you an amazing cake recipe in minutes with an incredible taste you'll love!
3 Layer Cake made in the Microwave!!! You won't believe how soft and moist this cake is that was made in a microwave

Hi Bold Bakers!

I have been inspired by all of you to bake a full-size 3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave. Yes, you heard me right!  Microwave Baking, or what I call “Micro-baking” is my thing. As you all know I am no stranger to Microwave Mug Cakes, or Microwave Mug Meals. If you can eat it, I can make it in a mug in the microwave. From more mug cakes than you can imagine to microwave snacks like Microwave Potato Chips, I have never been afraid of using my microwave to the max. But this time is different! I’m making a full shebang, bells, whistles and all,  full size, 3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave!

I love creating recipes for the microwave. I know from listening to you, that not all of you out there have a full kitchen including an oven. And I know you sometimes want an amazing dessert fast.

So I decided to go extra Big and Bold this time and trade in my mug for full-sized Silicon Cake Molds. This means that after mixing up my Best Ever Funfetti Cake batter, I simply divided it between my 3 microwave safe cake pans, and set the timer to 2:30 minutes. Even I could not believe how perfectly baked these cakes came out after such a short time in the microwave. And of course, this is the perfect cake for my Best-Ever Buttercream Frosting recipe.

This means next time you want to make a cake for a special occasion, or just feel like you need that sweet slice, you can have one in minutes instead of hours. Honestly, you have to see this for yourself. Who wouldn’t want to go from zero to Funfetti in under 10 minutes? I can’t wait for all of you to give this microwave cake recipe a try!

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Want to get crazy with more cakes in your microwave? Check out my Microwave Mug Cakes & Meals on my Gemma’s Mug Meals Collection page.

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3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave Recipe

4.53 from 119 votes
You won't believe my 3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave, which will give you an amazing cake recipe in minutes with an incredible taste you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
You won't believe my 3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave, which will give you an amazing cake recipe in minutes with an incredible taste you'll love!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • 3 ⅓ cups (1lb 1oz/ 500g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (12oz/355g) sugar
  • ½ cup (3oz/90g) light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (16oz/480g) Buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • cup (3oz/90g) sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
  • In a separate jug, whisk the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Stir in buttermilk mix into the dry ingredients, followed by the butter until no lumps remain. The batter will be thick.
  • Lastly, stir in sprinkles, but do not overmix because the sprinkles will bleed their color.
  • Divide the batter evenly between 3 silicon microwave safe cake tins.
  • One at a time microwave each cake for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. You will know when the cake is done when it's firm to the touch in the middle and it pulls away from the sides of the pan. 
  • Remove from the microwave and allow to cool before turning out. (this cook time is based on my microwave which is 1200Watts so your cook time may vary)
  • Frost cooled cake: Level the tops of the cakes if they are lumpy.Start by frosting a thin ‘crumb layer’ with my Best Ever Buttercream Frosting recipe. Chill for 30 minutes to set the frosting. Once that layer is set apply a second layer of thicker frosting
  • Decorate as desired with sprinkles. There may be leftover frosting depending how much you wish to use.
  • Cover cake and store at room temperature for up to 7 days. Enjoy!

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Pauline
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Pauline
2 years ago

Hey Gemma, what a wonderfull receipe! I do have an oven but I really want to try this cake. I have a contest soon where I live, we are student living in rooms in our University and we are organising a contest gathering receipes for and from broke students. I think this cake deserves a try for the contest, however, we don’t have funfettis in our local supermarket but we do have condenced milk ! I would like to add it to the cake, but I might need to take one egg out or may be use less milk, what… Read more »

Gunjan Shenoy
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Gunjan Shenoy
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, I don’t cook and bake at all. But recently when I came across your videos , they looked soo tempting that I tried the oat cookies and everyone at home loved it ..thanks a ton. Now I want to try making my daughter’s first birthday cake. Do you think the above recipie would be good to use.. 1. I was thinking 5/6 inch tin cake mold . Can I just follow the same recipie and put it in small tin? 2. What’s the difference in light brown sugar and brown sugar? Can I simply use brown sugar 3.… Read more »

Eunice
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Eunice
2 months ago

Hello Jemma
Pls can i omit the sprinkles

mimio
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mimio
2 months ago

Hi, I was wondering if I can substitute the butter by apple sauce (and not by oil) ? Since I would like to lower the calories!

Razia khatoon
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Razia khatoon
2 months ago

You are such a superb baker. I have been following you in YouTube since 4 years. Loved your recipe

Erum Adnan
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Erum Adnan
3 months ago

Hi gemma I almost try your all recipes but i do write sometimes. I uploaded 2 photos of this lovely cake i tried twice. It it came out really well and moist and i was able to decorate it in few hours for birthdays. So hats off for this creativity in just 10 minutes ???? My only concern is this sponge is a little dense and heavy on stomach. I was looking for a light fluffy vanilla basic sponge which i can use for different frostings. It has to be light and airy like bakery stuff if you are getting… Read more »

Akshara
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Akshara
4 months ago

Can I substitute oil instead of butter? How do I do that?

Erum Adnan
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Erum Adnan
4 months ago

Hi gemma

Can i make this cake low carb ? I will substitute flour with almond flour and sugar with sweetener.
If not kindly tell a cake recipe which can be done so quick like this and can be a great treat for keto or lowcarb life style .

Many Thanks
Erum

ruthpadilla
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ruthpadilla
5 months ago

hi Gemma! In baking using a microwave oven can i use the same recipe for conventional oven?

Emma Watson
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Emma Watson
5 months ago

hi gemma,
can i leave out the brown sugar and replace it with white sugar?

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