Easy Mock Gateau au Chocolat in a Microwave

Easy Mock Gateau au Chocolat in a Microwave

This is an easy gateau au chocolate! Make without using an oven.
Great for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients: 18 cm round tupperware

Unsalted butter (or cake margarine)
1 (100 g)
Cake flour
40 g
Unsweetened cocoa
35 g
Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
50 g
Heavy cream (or milk)
1 tablespoon
For decoration:
Powdered sugar
as needed
Whipped cream
as needed


1. Measure the cake flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder by putting in a plastic bag to weigh. Combine and rub together. It takes less energy this way.
2. Heat a pan of water. Using that as a double boiler, melt the butter over a bowl.
3. Add sugar into the melted butter and mix together.
4. Also mix in the eggs and beat well.
5. Then add heavy cream and mix some more.
6. At this point, fold in all the dry ingredients, mix until smooth and the flouriness is gone.
7. Grease a tupperware with melted butter. Pour in the batter. Tap the bottom to smooth out the surface.
8. Cover the tupperware with plastic wrap. Insert two chopsticks underneath the tupperware and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes at 500 to 600W.
9. Test the cake with a bamboo skewer and make sure it comes out clean. Done! Flip the tupperware over and make sure the bottom comes off. Then, without taking it out of the container, set aside to cool.
10. When cooled down thoroughly, sift powdered sugar from a tea strainer and decorate the top to finish!
11. Serve with whipped cream (handmade or store-bought)! I personally recommend whipping the cream until they form soft or firm peaks to pour over the cake!

Story Behind this Recipe

Sometimes you crave chocolate gateau, but they're so hard to make! So, I came up with a simple recipe that's done in a flash!
Because it doesn't require an oven, you could make it with your kids!