Holiday Sweepstakes: You Could Win* a KitchenAid 7-Qt. Pro Line Stand Mixer and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:


Modernist Cuisine's Individual Microwave Yellow Cakes

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
Modernist Cuisine's Individual Microwave Yellow Cakes
PREVIOUS: Vanilla Bundt Cake with Strawberries NEXT: Cakes in a Jar

Ingredients (8)

For the cake batter:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

To bake:

  • Whipping siphon
  • 4 nitrous oxide canisters
  • Paper cups
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Modernist Cuisine’s Scott Heimendinger shared this cool recipe from the new cookbook Modernist Cuisine at Home to make a fluffy, impressive dessert from boxed cake mix in about a minute in the microwave.

Special equipment: You will need a whipping siphon and 4 nitrous oxide canisters for this recipe.


For the cake batter:
  1. 1Prepare the batter as directed on the box.

To bake:

  1. 1Pour half of the batter into the whipping siphon and charge with 2 of the nitrous oxide canisters.
  2. 2Using scissors, make a few vertical cuts in the bottoms of the paper cups to allow steam to escape.
  3. 3Spray the paper cups with cooking spray.
  4. 4Siphon the batter into the paper cups until they’re a quarter of the way full. (Do not overfill.)
  5. 5Cook 1 cup at a time in the microwave on high power for 1 minute.
  6. 6Invert each cup on a plate and allow it to rest for a few seconds while the steam escapes, then tap the cup on the plate to release the cake.
  7. 7Repeat the whole process with the remaining cake batter.
Modernist Cuisine's Individual Microwave Yellow Cakes
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound