Recipe by Rhiannon and Matt
Like the title suggests, this mud cake has chunks of dark chocolate baked in the middle. It's easy to make, with impressive results. You could ice the cake with rich chocolate icing or spread with ganache if you prefer. It keeps well for up to 1 week stored in an airtight container lined with baking paper. Source: Super Food Ideas magazine in Australia. The first time we made this we only had a 250g block of choc (& couldn't help but eat some as it was being chopped!) so we made do, and used less butter, but when it was done, Matt commented that it "wasn't muddy enough". This time we made it as posted (see pics) & Matt couldn't speak, for a mouth-full of sweet muddy goodness! :D
- 200 g butter, chopped
- 300 g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup hot water
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3⁄4 cup self-raising flour
- icing sugar, to serve
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 160°C Grease a 6cm deep, 20cm (base) round cake pan. Line with baking paper.
- Place butter, 200g chopped chocolate and hot water in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes (stirring every minute with a metal spoon) or until smooth.
- Add cocoa to warm chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
- Stir in vanilla, caster sugar and egg.
- Sift flour over chocolate mixture and stir gently to combine.
- Pour half the batter into cake pan. Sprinkle half the remaining chocolate over batter.
- Top with remaining batter and the rest of the chopped chocolate.
- Bake cake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre has moist crumbs clinging.
- Allow cake to cool completely in pan.
- Remove and dust with icing sugar. Serve.