Chocolate Mud Cake

Recipe by Sazza
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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to warm (160°C).
  • Brush a deep 23 cm square cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line the base and sides with baking paper, extending at least 2cm above the rim.
  • Sift the flours, cocoa and bicarb soda into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre.
  • Put the chocolate and butter in a pan. Add the water and stir over low heat until the butter and chocolate dissolve.
  • Using a large metal spoon, gradually stir the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk together the buttermilk, oil, coffee and eggs in a large jug and add to the cake mixture. Stir until the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre.
  • Leave the cake in the tin to cool completely before turning out.
  • To make the icing:
  • Combine the chocolate and butter in a small pan and stir over low heat until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature, stirring often, until the mixture is thick enough to spread.
  • You can speed up this process by refrigerating the mixture.
  • Turn the cake upside down so that the uneven top becomes the base, and spread the icing completely over the cake.
  • Allow the icing to set slightly before serving.
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