Microwave Coffee Cake

Microwave Coffee Cake

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins or favorite chopped dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • For The Topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Prepare the topping in a small bowl, by simply mixing together the topping ingredients. Set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a separate bowl, cream together the regular sugar, brown sugar, butter and egg.

Add wet ingredients and sour cream to the dry ingredients. Stir until just mixed and moistened. Fold in nuts and dried fruit.

Prepare a 9-inch round glass baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. The pan has to be microwave safe.

Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over the batter.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

To cook: Microwave on high for 8 minutes. If your microwave doesn't rotate automatically, you should rotate the pan once every 3 minutes and increase the cooking time by 1 minute.

The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out dry and the top of the cake appears dry.


I couldn't believe this recipe worked. It's great for make-in-advance needs. Try dried pineapple pieces instead of raisins for a nice variation.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank DixieChick for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Microwave Coffee Cake?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.


From Georgie J.
Rating (out of 5):  

It's cool that it works, but it's not as good as a coffee cake from the oven. I also used baking powder. (You guys should change that in the ingredients.) I kind of liked it, but I'm gonna stick to using the oven for my baked goods.

Comment submitted: 9/9/2013 (#16441)



From 4-H Project
Rating (out of 5):  

We really liked this coffee cake and used dried cranberries for the fruit. We had to make an educated guess about the recipe, however. The ingredients list baking soda but the recipe directions call for baking powder. We used the baking powder since it sat overnight. It tasted great. Are we the first ones to find this mistake/typo?

Comment submitted: 7/22/2010 (#10946)



From Bucky

Really cool. Not as good as oven-baked but I'm amazed that it works and tastes pretty good.

Comment submitted: 1/3/2010 (#9368)



From critic

Where is the coffee???

Comment submitted: 5/16/2009 (#8117)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom awrootbeer24 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This coffee cake is great, I made it and brought some to school with me, and people are willing to pay for even the smallest slices. The best coffee cake I have ever had!!!

Comment submitted: 5/9/2007 (#2365)





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