Scandinavian Quick Fix Cake

Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Norway with this swift and simple cake recipe, designed for those moments when the craving for something sweet strikes unexpectedly. This “Scandinavian Quick Fix Cake” is a testament to the simplicity and elegance of Nordic baking, requiring just a few minutes of your time to create a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Powdered sugar for serving
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  1. Prep Your Pan and Preheat: Start by greasing a microwave-safe dish. Then, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) if you prefer a traditional baking method.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: To the dry mixture, add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix everything together until you achieve a smooth batter without any lumps.
  4. Cook Your Cake: For a quick fix, pour the batter into the prepared dish and microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes, or until the cake is fully cooked through. Alternatively, for a traditional bake, pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Finish with a Dusting: Allow the cake to cool slightly. If desired, dust the top with powdered sugar for a sweet, decorative touch.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Slice and serve this delightful Scandinavian Quick Fix Cake as a cozy treat with tea or coffee, or as a simple yet satisfying dessert after a meal.

This recipe offers a perfect blend of convenience and indulgence, proving that delicious baking doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming. Enjoy the rich, comforting flavors of this Norwegian-inspired cake any day of the week.