Mix the egg, milk, sugar, and vegetable oil in a microwave silicon steamer case.
Add the pancake mix and stir. Cover the steamer case and heat for 3.5 minutes in the microwave at 500W. Done!
Fresh out of the microwave! So light and fluffy.
I just eyeball the amount for the pancake mix. I use half a pack of a 200 g box. I use a measuring spoon for the other ingredients as I add them to the steamer.
Additional notes: A variation with chocolate. I added 1 tablespoon of powdered chocolate milk and 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Sprinkled some powdered sugar on top.
When making this cake to serve as a snack, please increase the amount of sugar, or add 1 tablespoon butter. These additions makes it tastier and more like regular cake.
I modified the amount of ingredients slightly to make the cake more moist.
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How about making this steamed cake in a microwave silicone steamer case on busy mornings?
I recommend serving this when it's freshly made. Keep covered with plastic wrap to serve later - this will help to keep it fresh and delicious. It's only subtly sweet, so serve with jam or honey if you like!