How to Make Cupcakes Without an Oven

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: February 8, 2017
How to Make Cupcakes Without an Oven

Do you love cupcakes and want to prepare them at home but you do not have an oven? This is a problem which many people encounter and believe it is impossible to find a solution; but it is not the case! In fact, you can make delicious cupcakes in the microwave and in under half an hour have some great sweets ready.

Preparing no-bake cupcakes is no mystery, as the ingredients are similar to those you would use to make traditional cupcakes. Do not wait any longer and get to work following this oneHOWTO step by step recipe showing how to make cupcakes without an oven.

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty


You'll need:

  • Bowl
  • Paper or silicon cups for the cupcakes
  • Manual or electric whisk
  • Microwave oven
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Steps to follow:


Before we begin to explain how to makecupcakes without an oven, it is important to emphasize that the next steps will be identical to those necessary to make traditional cupcakes. The only change is the cooking method: the microwave.

Furthermore, we must highlight that the final outcome of these no-bake cupcakes can be a little less fluffy and sponge-like than that of traditional cupcakes.


And so, the first thing to do is to beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Afterwards, add the olive oil or sunflower oil and continue stirring.

We recommend not using intensely flavored oil because will make the cupcakes acquire a particular taste that will overpower the other flavors.

How to Make Cupcakes Without an Oven - Step 2

Then, add the yogurt to the mixture; you can opt for plain, natural or Greek yogurt, but also for flavored yogurts such as lemon or strawberry. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are integrated.

How to Make Cupcakes Without an Oven - Step 3

Then add the flour and baking powder, previously mixing them together and sieving them before joining the cupcake mix. Remember you only need a sieve and a spoon.


Once you have achieved a smooth mixture, pour it into the cupcake molds,filling only 2/3 of each. You can choose silicone or paper holders and place them in a cup or other container.

Remember: do NOT use any metal molds, because we will be using the microwave and not the oven.


Once the molds are full, you can put them in the microwave on maximum power for 15 minutes, to ensure that the no-bake cupcake dough is cooked and rises. After this time, using a knife or other sharp utensil, prick them to ensure they are well cooked.

How to Make Cupcakes Without an Oven - Step 6

Regarding the frosting or decoration for your oven-less cupcakes, the decision on whether and how to decorate is completely up to you. At oneHOWTO we will show you how to make several types of frosting:

Got no baking powder? Learn how to make cupcakes without baking powder or check out our low-calorie cupcake recipe!

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Sabrina Suseno
I love the way that you made the cupcakes by your self !
what if we don't have microwave too? i mean.. can I make oven with just a pan? like pan cakes?
OneHowTo Editor
The cupcake needs to be heated from all sides equally for an equal lenght of time, so it's not recommendable to cook it in a pan.
I wan use unsweetened cocoa powder cause I don't find and how I make the taste sweet
OneHowTo Editor
You can either use castor sugar or stevia to make it sweeter
Fatima Azfat
Hello! I just wanted to ask a question since i have not tried it yet but i am gonna try soon . How many cupcakes can we make with this recipie . My birthday is coming soon so i have to give my friends a treat..... and thanku for ur reply.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi again. It all depends on the size of the mold, but it should give you from 6 to 8 cupcakes. Hope this helps!
Fatima Azfar
Umm sorry for the trouble but can use something else other than yoghurt or is it really necessary for mqking cupcakes. Again sorry for the trouble and thanku for ur reply.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Fatima,
You could use 1/4 cup of butter if you like
Fatima Azfar
Hi ! I have been wanting to make cupcakes for a while but i didnt have that kinda oven so it this is really helfull. Thank U again.
Michael Riley (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Fatima! thanks for the feedback - We're really glad you found this useful!
Fatima Azfar
Well i tried making the cupcakes and some how they got burned i dont know if it is the suger not mixed properly or something else . And can i use something else instesd of yoghurt . And any way after i made a disaster of a cupcake i decided to make a cake out of it. Ur recipe was great but ill keep on trying untill i get it right. Thanku for u reply.
angel larrah acedillo
I want to make a cupcake for my papa but we don't have ref,microwave,and oven because were not that so can I do a cupcakes.I'm angel I'm 8 years old I live in nasugbu in miralles subd....I hope you can help me I just want them to be happy
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Angel,
Sadly it's pretty impossible to make a cupcake without an oven or a microwave. As you don't have a fridge either, we have found a nice dessert you can make for your parents, we're sure they'll love it and appreciate your effort to make them happy. Take a look, it's very easy to make:
Sexy girl
Over all recipe is nice after I make the batter for cupcake I put it in the microwave but a spark happen I use a tray it was not metal . Then i don't know how to use the oven so I call my frnd who bake for me and it turned out super spongy and soft thx but the recipe ' how to make cupcakes without oven ' we need oven to make these types of thing
I'm here to help
You can just give them a massage. 😜😜😜😜
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