How to bake a 2 minute microwave cake in a cup with coffee beans

Cake baking doesn’t have to be a time consuming activity or something reserved only for microwave cake with coffee beansspecial occasions. Follow the Wholesale Coffee Company guide to baking a microwave cake in a cup using freshly ground coffee beans.

Sometimes it’s nice to just treat yourself. Plus, the great thing about this recipe is it only takes a couple of minutes to make. And you don’t need to faff around with the scales!


Optional Ingredients



  1. Mix a large table spoon of butter with an equal amount of brown sugar in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Crack half an egg into the mixture and then sieve in the self-raising flour until the mixture is smooth.
  3. You can now add some freshly ground coffee beans, plus double cream, vanilla extract and cinnamon as optional extras
  4. It’s now time to spoon your mixture into a suitable, microwave proof cup. Make sure you don’t fill it to the top or your cake will rise over the cup.
  5. Finally, place your cup in the microwave and cook for an initial one minute. You can then check the mixture with a fork to see if it’s ready. If the mixture is still runny, put the cake back in and keep cooking.
  6. You’re now ready to indulge and eat your cake. If you’re feeling in a sweet mood, drizzle dark melted chocolate over the top, sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy your cake.


Microwave cake baking tips with coffee beans

When you’re baking, weighing all the ingredients out can be time consuming, which is why I’ve suggested you use table spoons to measure your ingredients.

The general rule for a basic sponge cake is to make sure all the base ingredients – butter, eggs and sugar are equally proportioned. You can then add a touch more flour. For a heavier recipe, add more egg and vice versa for a Victoria sponge cake.

When you’re baking in the microwave, you could make about 10 different cakes in the time it usually takes to make one in the oven. Try experimenting with measurements and different types of coffee beans to see what you like best.