I bought this excellent pasta boiling dish from the local dollar store. It can make 1.5 servings of pasta a time.
Line the pasta boiling dish with parchment paper.
Slice the apple into 5 mm cubes.
Beat the egg and milk together in a bowl and mix in the pancake mix. When the ingredients have mixed together, stir in the chopped apple. You should have only taken 5 minutes to make this cake so far.
Pour the batter into the pasta boiling dish and level out the surface. Place it in the microwave without the lid and heat it for 10 minutes (500 W).
This cake is nice and fluffy just out of the microwave and is moist, springy, and steamed bread-like if left to sit for a while ♪
Variation ♪ You could use honey instead of sugar or finely chop 3 slices of non-melting sliced cheese and add it in for a cheesy cake instead.
Story Behind this Recipe
I challenged myself to make a cake in a microwaveable pasta dish.
When pouring the batter into the dish, try and make a well in the middle (though the batter is quite runny so don't worry if it's not perfect). If the surface of the cake still looks a little raw after it's been in the microwave for 10 minutes, put it back in for a further minute and keep checking it.