Go Back
+ servings
A round chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and decorated with Maltesers and Lindt balls

Donna Hay's Melt & Mix Chocolate Cake (No Mixer Needed!)

Donna Hay's Melt & Mix Chocolate Cake is the answer to your cake making dilemmas! It's the most deliciously moist cake... and best of all, you don't even need a mixer! Simply stir all of the ingredients together and bake. It's as simple as that!
5 from 10 votes
Print Pin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 382kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter melted
  • 90 g (¾ cup) cocoa powder sifted
  • 300 g (1 ⅓ cup) caster sugar
  • 120 g (1 ½ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 190 g (1 ½ cup) plain flour sifted
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 185 g (¾ cup) milk
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the butter into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Melt on 50% power for 2 minutes (or until melted).
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Serve on it's own, sprinkle with cocoa powder or icing sugar, or slather with frosting!

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds or until completely combined.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Serve on it's own, sprinkle with cocoa powder or icing sugar, or slather with frosting!

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.3mg