The Bakepacker Cake
It might sound a little silly but from time to time I really love to eat some cake. Of course, it would be trivial to buy some but I also like baking. Thus, sometimes I just want to have some cake on the way or I would like to bake some as a present for a Couchsurfing host or someone else. Baking on the road or in a hostel in countries where ovens are not standard equipment in a kitchen is not so easy. But if you can find a microwave, the Bakepacker Cake has you covered. It is a cupcake -literally- and can be prepared with very few ingredients.
You will need (quantities for 2 cups):
- 8 tbsp. sugar
- 6 tbsp. milk
- 6 tbsp. Oil
- 10-16 tbsp. flour
- 1 egg
- Something that gives the cake a taste: chocolate, cocoa powder, banana… Let your imagination run free. But be careful to adjust the amount of milk if it is something liquid.
You need equipment:
- something for mixing the incredients, such as a spoon or a fork
Simply mix the ingredients in the cups and add just enough flour at the end such that the dough is no longer too liquid. Then place the cups in the microwave at medium heat. Adjusting the time is a bit tricky because it varies depending on the microwave. The minimum is two minutes, but it often takes more than twice as long. Observe everything through the viewing window, when the dough moves upwards and this is clearly visible or when you can smell the cake clearly, you should have a quick look and test. If you’re too early, you can put the cup in for another minute or eat the cake with a spoon.
By the way, the cake has its name from China. When I prepared it there in a hostel and there was a “hail of jokes”, “Bakepacker Cake” was one of them.
Enjoy and as always Don’t Panic!