Quick & Easy

Microwave chocolate hazelnut cake

A moist and delicious microwavable cake that tastes every bit as good as an oven baked one. This cake is best made on the day of serving, which is fine because it's just so easy! You're welcome.



1.Grease 21cm microwave-safe ring pan; line base with baking paper.
2.Combine butter, sugar and the water in large microwave-safe bowl; cook, uncovered, in microwave on HIGH (100%) 4 minutes, stirring once during cooking. Cool to room temperature.
3.Sift flour, cocoa powder and soda into butter mixture; add ground hazelnuts and whisk until smooth. Stir in egg and extract. Pour mixture into pan.
4.Place pan on a microwave-safe rack in the microwave oven. Cook, uncovered, in microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70-80%) about 10 minutes or until almost cooked in the centre. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes, before turning onto wire rack to cool.
5.Meanwhile, make chocolate ganache by placing chocolate and cream in small microwave-safe bowl; cook, uncovered, in microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1½ minutes. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth; refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until spreadable.
6.Spread top and sides of cake with chocolate ganache and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

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