15 minute Microwave Chocolate Ganache Cake

15 minute Microwave Chocolate Ganache Cake

Have you ever had sudden cravings for chocolate cake? You have all the ingredients to make the perfect chocolate cake at home, but no patience? Well, this is me, I have to get cake when I think of it. But you know all the time it takes to bake a proper chocolate cake. I don't have that kind of patience for a simple chocolate cake.

That's how this super easy and delicious cake was invented. I have been doing recipe trials of this one lately and everyone has been asking for me. This cake is simple yet deliciously good, no one will ever make out it's a microwave cake until you tell them. It's that simple! And the best part is that unlike any other basic chocolate cakes, this one isn't heavy and you can't just stop at one spoonfull. You just want to keep diving in all that chocolatey goodness with the chocolate ganache. The perfect recipe to satisfy all your sudden chocolate cake cravings!

I have always been in this situation, where whenever I make a mug cake, I can never eat one mug cake peacefully. Either I will have to share or will have to make couple more for everyone. Boohoo. So this recipe solves all such problems. This one is especially dedicated to all my friends who are in hostel and have always asked me for recipes that can be done in microwave especially for immediate cravings. I am not joking when I saw it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish.

The chocolate ganache makes the cake even more indulgent! Though the chocolate ganache isn't necessary, but I wouldn't trade mine for one with the ganache, teehee. The only issue with this cake is that you won't be able save some, or take a picture of it, it will be long gone.. At least that's what happened with me everytime I wanted to take a good picture of the cake. 😅
Lets see how to make this super easy Chocolate Ganache Cake which is ridiculously indulgent!


Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Good Quality Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt, a pinch

Wet Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Full Fat Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Cup warm water

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup Dark/ Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Heavy/ Cooking Cream


  1. First prepare your ganache by pouring warm heavy cream into a bowl that contains your chocolate. Mix well using a whisk. Cover the bow with a lid and allow to cool and set in the freezer.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, mix together all your wet ingredients except for warm water.
  4. Pour in your wet mix to the bowl with your dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Now pour in your warm water and mix well to get a little runny cake batter.
  6. In a 7" microwave proof dish/pan lined with baking/parchment paper, pour in your batter and microwave for 5 minutes, checking every 30 seconds after 3 minutes 30 seconds, until skewer inserted comes out clean.*
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from pan. Use a blunt knife to slide around the pan for easy removal of the cake, if required.
  8. Once your cake has been transfered to your serving plate, pour your chocolate ganache (that has been sitting in the freezer) over your 15 minute cake and enjoy! 😋🤤

The middle portion may look a little undone, but the skewer inserted should come out clean.
You can spread melted Nutella or any of your favorite spreads instead of the chocolate ganache.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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