Microwave chocolate ganache cake

Microwave chocolate ganache cake

microwave chocolate ganache cake

If you're looking for an express cake this microwave chocolate ganache cake is absolutely divine!

  • 40 mins + cooling
  • 6
  • Intermediate

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE 

  • 375ml cake wheat flour
  • 60ml cocoa powder
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 250ml oil
  • 45ml golden syrup
  • 5ml vanilla essence

FOR THE GANACHE 

  • 100g (1 slab) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 x 410g tin Nestlé Caramel Treat

 

  • 100g (1 slab) white chocolate, shaved (optional)

 

METHOD

  1. For the cake, sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together. Add the sugar and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs, milk, oil, syrup and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  2. Place a 25cm-diameter silicone cake pan on the glass tray of the microwave and pour in the batter. Microwave on high for about 8-10 minutes until a testing needle comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For the ganache, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Add the caramel until the texture is smooth.
  4. Spoon the ganache over the cooled cake and garnish with white chocolate shavings.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY ITUMELENG MASONDO PHOTOS: ROELENE PRINSLOO

Magazine issue date: February, 2013


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About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.

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