2 Minutes eggless cupcakes – super moist and delicious.

Microwave cake

About a decade ago, I used to follow an Indian television soap opera called ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi’ ( translated – There is no one like Jassi). It was a remake of the famous Colombian serial Yo Soy Betty, la fea.


2 min eggless cupcakes

JJKN, as the fans nick named it, catapulted to the number 1 position almost as soon as it started. People went crazy over it, and when it came to that serial, emotions truly ran high. As a result, a number of groups and forums sprang up. A site called India-forums.com was one of them. I joined it and then joined their admin team. It was a passionate, fun filled and driven site where all the members participated with an enthusiasm I had never seen before. The fan following of JJKN had risen to mammoth proportions.

Unlike the original story, JJKN introduced a second male lead parallel to the original bad boy lead, and the emotions that move generated were akin to sitting in a tinderbox with a flame in hand. Most of the sane, practical, soft-hearted, romantic fans wanted the newly introduced lead – a go to guy with drop dead good looks and sainthood personified – to get the girl.

Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi
Others, more mercurial, passionately optimistic in face of doomsday scenario and unabashed bad boy supporters, like me, wanted the girl to go and whack some good sense into the original lead, and drive him so mad for her that he would do anything to get her. After all, there is nothing like a reformed soul who bites the dust in love. There were passionate discourses discussions, which often took philosophical, or at times, vicious turns. We made enemies of whoever opposed our views, and friends of whoever supported us. Or at least, at that point of time.

eggless cake

Of course, in a couple of years, JJKN storyline had declined, as it often does with soap operas, to a ridiculous level. The bad boy did get the girl in the end, but by that time, the plot had become so convoluted that even the die hard bad boy & dorky girl fans seemed to have deserted the couple, lol! But what it gave birth to was long term, very strong friendships that have survived the years. Some of those friends today are very personal friends who have become more than family ( a few of them actually the good guy supporters :D). There are others who I have never met in person, but have connected on a very personal level where we have a very rewarding friendship.

Moist cake

Meena, from Homely Food is one such friend. A die hard bad boy supporter, we formed a formidable team where we passionately fought for our guy whose metamorphosis we so desperately wanted. Of course, he became so weird in the end that he threatened to give us diabetes as well as allergies, but that is a different story altogether. But for the record, Meena did stick to her guy right till the end, even while I had lost my patience with the way the poor girl had been treated by the dumb makers of that serial.

Meena recently completed two years of blogging and is now having this wonder Giveaway at her blog.


The requirement was to try a recipe from her blog. I decided to make this Microwave eggless cupcake that takes 2 minutes to bake.


OK, so this cake does not take 2 minutes to bake; it takes less than that. If you have a microwave powerful enough, it possibly will take a little over a minute, like mine did. It takes maybe a minute or so to prep. In all, you do have a cup cake ready in about a couple of minutes, give or take a minute.

Recipe adapted from Homely Food

APF & coco p

Take All Purpose Flour, coco powder, oil, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.

the mixture

Add water and mix till smooth.

Coco cakePour into ramekin.

Microwave chocolate cupcake

Cook in microwave for a minute or two to get this super moist, totally delicious bowl of cup cake.

Moist coco cake

Look at how soft and crumbly it is.

Moist eggless chocolate cake


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2 Minutes eggless chocolate cupcakes - super moist and delicious.
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Serves: 2
Adapted from 2 minute eggless cupcakes from Homely Food
  • 3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp confectioner sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • ⅛th tsp baking powder
  • ⅛th tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of coffee powder (optional)
  • 1 square of rice crispy chocolate or a few cashews (optional)
  • A little butter and sprinkling of All Purpose flour to coat the ramekin
  1. Sieve APF, baking powder, baking soda, salt, confectioner sugar and coffee powder.
  2. Mix coco powder
  3. Add oil and vanilla essence
  4. Now add in water and whip with a fork till it forms even, creamy mixture. Make sure it has no lumps.
  5. Coat two ramekins with butter and dust with flour.
  6. Divide the cake mixture equally between the two.
  7. Pop in a piece of rice crispy, or even cashews if you want to add some crunch. I added two tiny squares of hazelnut chocolate.
  8. Microwave on the high for a minute, pause, and bake for 30 more seconds.
  9. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
  10. If required bake for 30 more seconds. DO NOT over cook it, it will harden into a stone.

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31 comments for “2 Minutes eggless cupcakes – super moist and delicious.

  1. May 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    These cupcakes look divine. I have to try them. GG

    • May 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Thanks so much GG 🙂

  2. May 15, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    hahah haha minnie u r a riot
    u took us down the memory lane where we drooled on and on for the bad but good looking guy hehe
    those were the days
    seriously it was fun filled time

    hmm ur cake has come out even better than mine
    i hv to make it again bt awesome

    thanks for linking up to my event. just a 3 days left now so well lets see

    bt thanks dear

    glad u enjoyed and the nostalgia for jjkn hahah awesome
    wait till i show this to other jjkn friends they all know u as blue sari lady
    remember that jhadoo pochha gang hehee

    i cant stop laughing now
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    • May 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      Hahaha! I am glad you liked it 🙂 Are you in touch with others from back then? Bring them over, it will be fun 😀 Blyton, Lashy, Sowmya, Bindi and Buffie of course….hahaha!! Wonder where she is now….I think I had missed out on the Farewell thread. I read it later, but was too late to post on it. Seems like the scared gang didn’t PM me;p J/K

      This cake turned out pretty awesome, though the first attempt turned into a stone – my Microwave is pretty high powered. The second attempt was oooooohhhh la la!

  3. May 16, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Haha your experience with Indian soapies – incredibly funny 😛
    Loved your recipe today as well, my stomach is rumbling!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • May 16, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      Thank you so very much!!! XOXO

  4. May 16, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    Hehe I haven’t seen that show but I did love Ugly Betty when it was on! And these are such a winner being so fast and moist! 😀

    • May 16, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      Thanks Lorraine, true! I loved the original Betty story. This one turned into a disgrace later on.

  5. May 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    This cupcake might be my new best friend, Minnie!
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  6. May 16, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    What a great recipe, love that it’s so simple and elegant at the same time. Too bad I don’t have a microwave at the cottage, it would have been perfect this weekend.
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  7. May 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I never got caught up in soap operas, Minnie, but this li’l cake is one I would surely like — perhaps too much. Any sweet that takes less time to bake than it does to gather its ingredients is trouble. But what’s life without a little trouble, eh? 🙂
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    • May 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Thanks John 🙂

  8. May 17, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Yummy.. Your cupcakes look fabulous.. Superb clicks.. I’m a new blogger… Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/
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    • May 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Thank you so much!! I will surely visit.

  9. May 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I have sweet tooth and these would be great as quick dessert.
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    • May 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      Thank you so much for dropping by!

  10. May 17, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Delicious and super moist, very lovely and will try this for sure…
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  11. May 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Loved the entire write up. Not into soap operas but used to watch JJKN in its starting days.
    Mug cakes looks yummy & ready to devour it till end
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  12. May 18, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Minnie, I think you’ve discovered a new term: “bowl of cup cake.” I like it- I’ve heard of “bowl of soup” before but not “bowl of cup cake.” Let’s enter that new term in the culinary dictionary- to remain there forever!
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    • May 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      hahaha!! Thank you 🙂

  13. May 19, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Just looking so inviting and delicious…mouthwatering!.

    • May 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      Thank you so much!

  14. May 19, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Love the instant cake . Awesome pics and clicks

  15. May 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Yummy and quick too. Bookmarked for trying. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my partybrot post.

  16. May 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I am in love with the microwave cupcake and I have to confess I hadn’t tried baking anything in the oven. So I am glad that you are sharing your recipe version here. love your pics btw. 🙂

  17. May 24, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    On seeing the pictures it’s mouth-watering and I can’t control it. My mom promised me to prepare those cup cakes for me tonight :-). Mostly probably I love Chocolates. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. May 29, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    lovely cupcake vey inviting and loved ur memory stuff u have mentioned above.

  19. May 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I love this cake.well explained with beautiful pictures

  20. May 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Nice write on JJKN!!LOL.
    Love the 2 minute cup cake. The cake looks super soft, moist and the texture is creamy!! Cool recipe.
    In specific being a coffee lover myself, the addition of coffee powder only wants me to make this and binge on!!

    • May 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      Lol! Thanks!! I just checked your blog….I love it. It’s so much fun!! I am planning read through it all 🙂

  21. August 27, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    I just loved ur blog…. ur pics n recipes are gr8…… and i loved this 1 minute cup cake… wow!!!! yummy looking..
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