Easy Microwave Cupcakes Recipe

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microwave cupcakes

Making these microwave cupcakes is a fast and easy way to have a delicious dessert. They are perfect for when you are in a hurry, or if you just don’t want to go through the hassle of baking in the oven. Plus, they are convenient because you can make them right in your own kitchen.

So if you are looking for a quick and easy cupcake recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, then be sure to try this one out!

Ingredients Overview

Yellow cake mix

When it comes to cake mixes, the yellow cake mix is a classic. It’s a versatile flavor that can be paired with many different frostings and toppings, making it the perfect choice for a variety of occasions.

Additionally, yellow cake mix is relatively easy to make, which makes it a great option for novice bakers. That’s why it’s no surprise that this recipe calls for yellow cake mix as the main ingredient.


The egg is a common ingredient in baking, and for good reason. It helps to bind the ingredients together, which results in a more consistent cake. Additionally, egg adds moisture to the cake, which helps to keep it from drying out while it’s baking. And finally, egg contributes to the flavor and texture of the cake, making it richer and more satisfying.


Oil is another common ingredient in baking, and it serves a similar purpose to eggs. It helps to bind the ingredients together and adds moistness to the cake. However, oil also contributes to the richness of the cake and gives it a more velvety texture.


Water is used in this recipe to thin out the batter and make it more pourable. It also helps to moisten the cake, which prevents it from drying out while it’s baking.


Substitutions are always an option when you’re baking. If you don’t have yellow cake mix on hand, you can use a different flavor, such as golden cake mix. Or, if you’re looking for a richer cake, you can substitute butter for the oil. And finally, if you’re allergic to eggs or are looking for a dairy-free option, you can use buttermilk in place of the egg.


Yield: 9

  • 1 1/2 cups of Yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well combined.
  2. Take a cupcake mold and fill each mold about 3/4 full.
  3. Put in the microwave and cook on high for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Check to see if they are done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cupcake, if it comes out clean, they are done. If not, continue to cook in 1-minute increments until done.
  5. Let it cool and add your favorite frosting or topping.

Tips for Making Microwave Cupcakes

When microwaving any food, it’s important to be cautious. Be sure to follow the instructions in the recipe carefully and never overcook your food. Additionally, it’s important to use microwave-safe cookware when making these cupcakes. Look for cookware that is labeled “microwave-safe.”

Time may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. If you’re unsure, start with a shorter cook time and then increase it in small increments until the cupcakes are done. Last, if you cook more than one cupcake at a time, be sure to space them out evenly in the microwave so that they cook evenly.

Storage instructions

These cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container on the countertop for 3 days. In my experience, the fridge dries out baked goods, so I don’t recommend storing them in the fridge. If you want to store them for longer than 3 days, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

To store your cupcakes in the freezer, first, you’ll need to wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Then, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and label them with the date. When you’re ready to eat them, unwrap them and let them thaw at room temperature for about an hour or two. Then, you can frost or decorate them as desired.

What to Serve with Cupcakes

While cupcakes are delicious on their own, they can be even better when served with the right accompaniment. Here are four great food options to serve alongside cupcakes.

1. Cream Cheese Dip

Cream cheese dip is the perfect compliment to a sweet cupcake. The creaminess of the dip helps to balance out the sweetness of the cake and frosting, making for a more enjoyable experience. Plus, it’s always fun to dunk your food!

2. Fruit Skewers

Fruit skewers are a healthy option that still packs a lot of flavors. The acidity of the fruit helps to cut through the sweetness of the cupcake, making for a more refreshing experience. Plus, they’re pretty to look at!

3. Chocolate Fountain

A chocolate fountain is a fun way to dress up cupcakes for a special occasion. The chocolate pairs well with the sweetness of the cake and frosting, and it’s always fun to dip your food in something! Plus, it’s a great way to get kids involved in decorating their own cupcakes.

4. A Candy Bar

A candy bar is a great way to add some extra sweetness to cupcakes. The candy bars will pair well with the sweetness of the cake and frosting, making for a very sweet treat! Plus, it’s always fun to eat your dessert with your hands!


If you’re looking for an easy and delicious cupcake recipe that can be made in the microwave, then be sure to try this one out! These cupcakes are perfect for a quick snack or dessert. And thanks to the versatile yellow cake mix as the main ingredient, they can be paired with many different frostings and toppings. So go ahead and give them a try!

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!