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Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake

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Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake

When you’re craving a sweet treat but don’t have the time or patience for baking in the oven, this microwave lemon strawberry cake recipe can be your saving grace. Who knew that such a yummy lemon strawberry cake could be made in the microwave in less than two minutes? Yep, you “heard” me right! Two minutes!

This quick and easy dessert is a burst of flavor in every bite, combining the zesty tang of lemon with the sweetness of strawberries.

The Speedy Solution for Sweet Cravings

Microwave cakes are like a secret weapon in the world of dessert-making. They offer a fast and fuss-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without the lengthy prep and baking time required by traditional oven-baked cakes. The result? A warm, moist cake in minutes.

More from The Kreative Life: 3-Minute Microwave Peach Cobbler

The Zing of Lemon

Lemon is a flavor that can brighten up any dish, and it’s no different in a microwave strawberry cake. The lemon zest infuses the cake with a refreshing zing that pairs beautifully with the sweet strawberries. It’s a flavor combination that’s perfect for spring and summer, but enjoyable year-round.

Sweet Strawberries Take Center Stage

Strawberries, nature’s candy, add a burst of natural sweetness color to this microwave cake. Their juicy, ripe goodness is the perfect complement to the lemony tang. Whether you use fresh strawberries when they’re in season or opt for frozen ones, their fruity goodness is a must-have ingredient.

Substitutions for Your Microwave Cake Adventure

One of the joys of microwave cakes is their adaptability. You can customize your microwave lemon cake to suit your dietary preferences or the ingredients you have on hand. Here are some substitutions to consider:

  1. Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free flour or almond flour to make your cake gluten-free. Ensure any other ingredients, like baking powder, are also gluten-free if needed.
  2. Vegan-Friendly: To make this cake vegan, replace dairy milk with a non-dairy alternative such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Substitute eggs with a flaxseed or chia seed egg replacement.
  3. Low Sugar: If you’re watching your sugar intake, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe or use a sugar substitute like stevia or erythritol.
  4. Berry Variations: While strawberries are a delightful choice, you can experiment with other berries like raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries for a unique twist.

Microwave lemon strawberry cake is a delightful dessert that proves you don’t need an oven to enjoy a homemade treat. With its zesty lemon flavor and sweet strawberry goodness, it’s a winning combination that’s easy to customize to your preferences. So, the next time you’re craving a quick dessert fix, give this microwave cake a try. You’ll be amazed at how something so simple can be so satisfyingly delicious.


Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake


  • 10 Large Strawberries Sliced
  • 3 Tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Light Corn Syrup
  • ½ Tsp. Lemon Zest
  • Cake
  • 4 Tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Lemon Extract
  • 1 Tsp. Lemon Zest
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Drops Yellow Food Color


  1. In small microwaveable bowl, heat ingredients for filling for 30 seconds. Pour filling into ramekin or other microwavable bowl.
  2. In small mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients for cake, then mix in remaining ingredients for cake. Mix until batter is smooth. Evenly pour batter over strawberry filling. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes.
  3. Let cool then serve. *Microwave time may differ depending on model.*

Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake - The Kreative Life

Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake - The Kreative Life

Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake - The Kreative Life

Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake - The Kreative Life
Microwave Lemon Strawberry Cake - The Kreative Life

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  1. Wow, that looks too good to be true… seriously, I need try this microwave cake thing! =) Although I have been trying not to go down that path for fear of the effect it will have on my healthy battle…. but this one is mostly fruit so it may win out!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the Oh HAPPY Day party… totally made my day!

  2. Lemons and strawberries…two of my favorite things! I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Linkin’ with the Ladies blog hop! 🙂

  3. This is my second time hearing about cakes done in 1 to 2 minutes. I’m missing out staying in the kitchen forever baking cakes. The other cake was chocolate, now strawberry. I gotta try these short baking cakes. Hopefully mines will come out as cute as yours. Visiting from http://makeitorfixit.com and following you. Stop by when you get a chance.

  4. i have always wanted to try one of these microwave cakes! this one looks amazing plus i have a fridge full of strawberries 🙂 thanks for sharing girl! stopping by from the weekend blog hop, can’t wait to read more posts!!

  5. Oh, wow! I love strawberry and lemon together. And, I love cake to! What a perfect combination. 🙂

    Fabulous recipe. I’m so glad you decided to share it on Saturday Night Stars. It’s been fun coming over here for a visit!

  6. Wow! That looks delicious! We would love to have you share your recipe and any others you would like on our party. It is a weekly Thursday party that goes live tonight (Wed.) @ 8:00 Mountain Day Light Savings Time. ~ We hope you will join us!
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

  7. Oh goodness!! I WANT SOME!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  8. Kendra, this looks so good!! I’m pinning it for later because I really want to try this one out! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. Yummy! This Lemon Strawberry Cake looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!