White chocolate and Nolen gur cupcakes

People often tell me how they have tried but failed to bake a cake using a microwave. Although microwave is mostly for heating purposes baking is not entirely impossible in it. Well you cannot really get that perfect bake in a microwave unless you know some tricks and knacks to get them right. Here’s sharing a recipe of White chocolate and Nolen gur cupcake which can be easily baked in a microwave.


Prep time: 30 mins     Bake time: 3 mins     Serves: 5 

Here’s what you will be needing:

  • For the cupcake:
    (makes 10 mini cupcake)
  • 50g butter
  • 40g castor sugar
  • egg
  • 45g self rising flour
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp Baking soda
  • 50ml Nolen gur (Date palm Jaggery)
  • Milk
  • 1/2tsp Vanilla essence

Here’s what you will need to do:

I usually start with whisking the egg until the volume rises to double but here I will just ask you to whisk together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg to the mixture and whisk till combined. Add around 3 tbsp milk and vanilla essence and mix well. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or you can just just microwave it if you are using chips. Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and whisk it well.

In a bowl sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and fold in with a spatula until it is thoroughly mixed. Add some more milk (Around 2 tbsp) if needed. Note that this mixture should be a little bit runny than usual cupcake mixtures because microwave does not work the same way as ovens do.                                                     Do not add the jaggery to the cake mix, the sweetness of Nolen gur will over power all other flavors of the mix.

Line a cupcake mould (ones which can be used in a microwave) with cupcake liners and fill each of the moulds with the batter till 3/4 full (or a little less).

The microwave is usually set at 180-200 degrees which is just fine. Preheat the microwave and bake for around 3 minutes. Unlike ovens the time required for microwaves is very less. Do not over bake it. I pop in 4 at once and takes me around 2 minutes to get them done.

Once the cupcakes have cooled down soak them with Nolen gur (half a table spoon for each cupcake) from top. Make sure you don’t use too much as it will increase the sugar quotient.

I used a simple White chocolate ganache with hint of Nolen gur in it as a frosting but you can also use a Nolen gur infused buttercream frosting.

I usually make my ganache by melting chocolate with a dash of milk and butter.


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