Following a conversation on the Wildfood forum about microwaving carrot cake, I decided I'd try this with parkin.
I put my 800w microwave on for 3 minutes - and the parkin looked like this:
|Baked in the oven my silicon cake form contains the parkin easily - but it rose much more in the microwave, as you can see!|
|Once it's turned out onto the cooling rack, you can't tell the difference between a cake made in the oven - or in the microwave!|
40 minutes in the oven (with 10 minutes warm-up time), as against 5 minutes in the microwave - and you get a better risen cake!