Mini Gateau au Chocolat in the Microwave

Mini Gateau au Chocolat in the Microwave

Bite-sized chocolate cakes that you can make in 2 minutes in the microwave. Make a huge batch and gift to friends.

Ingredients: 32 bite sized mini-cakes, 3 cm each

Milk chocolate
1 (55 g)
20 g
10 g
Pancake mix
30 g
Cocoa powder
1 tablespoon
・Vegetable oil (to grease the molds )
a small amount
To finish (optional)
Powdered sugar
as needed
Cocoa powder
as needed


1. Break up the chocolate bar with your hands, and put it in a heatproof container with the butter. Microwave for 1 minute or so at 600 W.
2. Mix up the Step 1 combination with a whisk. Add the sugar, egg, pancake mix and cocoa powder and mix well.
3. Grease a petit gateau mold meant for microwave cooking (or small cupcake molds etc.) with vegetable oil, and spoon in the Step 2 batter.
4. The batter will rise when cooked, so just fill each cup or mold about halfway through.
5. Hold the mold with both hands and tap it against the countertop several times to eliminate air bubbles.
6. Put the filled molds in the microwave one at a time, and bake for about 2 minutes at 600 W while checking for doneness. Leave in the microwave for 2 minutes afterwards, then take the mold out.
7. If the mold you are using has very small compartments and each one holds just a little batter, microwave for about 90 seconds while checking for doneness.
8. If the batter looks uncooked, microwave for another 20 seconds or so.
9. When cooking the 2nd batch, the microwave will be warm already, so cook it for a bit less time than the first batch.
10. When the cakes have cooled, take them out of the molds. Optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar or cocoa powder to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought it would be great if I could make cute bite-sized gateau au chocolat easily in the microwave. So I adapted the "Gateau au Chocolate in a Silicone Steamer" Recipe ID: 1251677