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This easy 10-minute chocolate cake can be made in the microwave

Anneta Konstantinides   

This easy 10-minute chocolate cake can be made in the microwave
  • Self-taught baker Eloise Head created a 10-minute chocolate cake that can be made in the microwave.
  • The rich cake includes cocoa powder and dark chocolate, and it doesn't require any eggs.

As temperatures heat up, we're all trying to spend less time in hot kitchens.

Thankfully, self-taught baker Eloise Head has created a chocolate cake that can be made in the microwave in just 10 minutes.

You don't need an oven for this easy cake, which has gone viral on Head's @fitwaffle TikTok and Instagram pages.

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Here's what you'll need to make the microwave chocolate cake

For the cake:

  • 150 grams all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 90 grams unsalted butter (melted)
  • 60 grams cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 380 milliliters warm water

For the chocolate ganache topping:

  • 150 grams dark chocolate
  • 150 milliliters heavy cream

If you want to make this dish vegan-friendly, Head said you can swap the melted butter for vegetable oil and use a dairy-free chocolate icing for the top instead.

Here's how to make the microwave chocolate cake

First, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder into a bowl and whisk together until they're combined. Then add the melted butter and warm water and whisk until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the mixture into a 7-inch microwave-safe dish, and microwave the batter for five to six minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Head recommends checking on the cake when you have one minute left to go. Let your cake cool fully in the dish before removing it.

"There should be no wet batter visible," Head said. "If there is, continue to microwave in 30-second bursts until a toothpick comes out clean."

While your cake is cooling, mix your dark chocolate and heavy cream together and microwave for one minute. Stir the ganache topping until it's smooth.

Carefully flip the cake upside down onto a plate. Pour your ganache topping over the cooled cake, and smooth it out to the edges. And just like that, you're ready to eat!

"It's super moist and the dark chocolate ganache topping makes it so rich and chocolaty," Head said. "And this cake isn't too sweet or heavy, so feel free to play with the toppings to make it your own."

"You can swap the ganache topping for Nutella or another chocolate spread, or top it with a buttercream icing of your choice," she added.

Head loves whipping up easy baking recipes that are microwave-friendly

She's also gone viral for her two-minute brownies and three-ingredient Oreo cake, neither of which require an oven.

@fitwaffle 2-minute fudgy microwave brownies #brownies #brownie #chocolate #tiktokfood #foodtok ♬ Beggin' - Måneskin

Head has amassed a huge following with her easy desserts, many of which include popular candy and spreads like Kit Kat bars, Reese's cups, and Nutella.

"I find that people tend to have their favorite biscuits, chocolates, and spreads, so when they're included in a recipe, they're instantly drawn to them," she told Insider.

She also loves whipping up recipes with cinnamon, wowing her fans with these easy 15-minute and 5-minute cinnamon rolls and her cinnamon roll pancakes.

Head has almost 4 million followers across her platforms, and her first cookbook, "Fitwaffle's Baking It Easy," was released in March.