When you need a small amount of Sponge Cake for dessert or you simply crave it, this Sponge Cake can be made in 5 minutes. I am writing this recipe for my own future reference.


1 to 2 servings
*Today I used Microwave-safe Container 13cm in diameter


1 large Egg
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
Vanilla Extract
3 tablespoons Self-Raising Flour
1/2 tablespoon Oil OR melted Butter *plus extra to oil the container

  1. Lightly oil the inside of a microwave-safe container.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat Egg and Sugar. Add a few drops Vanilla Extract, Flour and Oil (OR melted Butter) and mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared container.
  3. Cover with a microwave-safe lid or plate, microwave at medium power (500 to 600W) until cooked. My microwave is 1100W and cooked at 50% power for 80 seconds.
  4. *Note: I sprinkled with some Powdered Sugar for the above photo.