Microwave carrot cupcakes

So, as I was saying… I’m experimenting on whether regular cake/cupcake recipes can be done in the microwave, period. Maybe just a matter of getting the setting and baking time right. And here’s the result of the first experiment.

I mixed a carrot cake batter using a recipe not meant for a regular oven. I poured the batter into three mugs, microwaved each for two minutes and voila! Delicious microwave carrot cupcakes.

Of course there is no frosting. I like serving my microwave cupcakes warm. Spread frosting on warm cake and the frosting will just turn runny and drippy. So I just sprinkled confectioner’s sugar on top of my microwave carrot cupcakes.

Recipe: Microwave carrot cupcakes


  • 3/4 c. of grated carrots (don’t squeeze out the juice)
  • 1/4 c. of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. of crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. plus of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. of oil (I used palm oil)
  • 1/2 c. of chopped cashew nuts
  • 1/2 c. of golden raisins


  1. Toss together the grated carrots and brown sugar.
  2. Put the oil, egg and white sugar in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat together the oil, sugar and egg until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Mix until smooth.
  6. Fold in the crushed pineapple and the carrot-sugar-raisins mixture.
  7. Add the nuts and stir to blend.
  8. Divide the mixture among three mugs with a one-cup capacity.
  9. Microwave carrot cupcakes
  10. Cook in the microwave, one at a time, for two minutes on HIGH.
  11. Microwave carrot cupcakes
  12. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar (purely optional) and serve warm.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3

  • geri

    Yay! Thank you, thank you Connie. I am so excited to try this one. I like this recipe because it has a lot of fiber in it =).

  • http://homeworked.blogspot.com raqgold

    wow, an interesting way to bake. this is something i will try tomorrow. mabuti na lang pala hindi ko pa na-auction ang aming microwave sa e-bay :-)

  • Kathy

    Connie – Love this idea. But what is 1/3 c of “plus”? Is that a sugar substitute?

  • babysaffron

    Thanks for sharing…. something to do with the kids…since we don’t own an oven….Its a gift for us…..
    More to come please……

  • evelyn

    In your ingredient list, after the AP flour,you wrote 1/3 cup plus,what does this mean?I will try this and use pili nuts which I have right now.

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Originally, it was 1/3 c. plus 2 tbsps. But I ditched the 2 tbsps. Too sweet.

  • http://www.twitter.com/reginabeth Beatrize

    sure looks good with another cup of coffee!

    • http://deleted Ellen

      connie….what if i crushed pineapple is not available what can we substitute for that…thanks

      • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

        “what if”?

  • Lerker

    Anong temperature po ba yung HIGH? Walang ganun microwave namin. :( May temperature. Ano ba toh ang OA ng microwave na toh ang daming settings.

    • Lerker

      Ay hindi pala toh temperature. Faded na kasi ang text. VEGETABLES, HOTDOG, POPCORN. WTH anong mga settings toh.

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Nakow, defrost, low, medium and high lang ang alam ko.

  • Christine Delfin

    Hi! I made some this afternoon and my husband and baby girl loved it, thanks for sharing????
    Quick question, if I divide the mixture to 4 cups, is the cooking time of 2 minutes going to change?

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Oh, yes. We’ve used smaller cups and baking time was somewhere between a minute and a minute and a half.

      • jim

        I’m going to try this this afternoon 1 batch with your recipe and 1 batch with Coco Natura -CoconutBuco – Diabetic Safe —
        White Sugar Substitute!

    • Christine Delfin

      Thanks! I love your site, I can’t wait to try out the other recipes. Keep them coming :-)

      • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

        :) :)

  • evelyn

    Would there be any adjustments made to the ingredients if I used cake flour instead of all purpose flour?

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      I’ve never used cake flour for carrot cake so I really can’t make a guess.

  • http://www.ezcookbook.net Ezcookbook

    ve tried your carrot cake came out too good… thanks for the fabulous attempt… I ve posted this recipe of your’s after a try in my website….do visit us @ leisure….