Milky Castella-Style Sponge Cake in the Microwave

Milky Castella-Style Sponge Cake in the Microwave

A cake you can make in 10 minutes? Sounds like steamed bread. But no, this is an oil-free castella-style sponge. If you extend the cooking time slightly you can enjoy a crispy sponge too.

Ingredients: 1 pound cake

2 tablespoons
Skim milk powder
2 tablespoons
60 g
Cake flour
50 g
Baking powder
1 teaspoon


1. Line a pound cake tin with parchment paper. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them well with a whisk. Add the milk, skimmed milk powder, and sugar in that order, mixing after each addition.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix until no longer lumpy. Then pour the batter into the pound cake tin.
3. Loosely cover the tin in cling film and heat in the microwave for 4-6 minutes (600 W) (refer to the Helpful Hints section here). When the cake is cooked through, it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I was selected to try out a brand of baking paper and so decided to use it to make a snack. The baking paper I used helped me slide the sponge easily off.