20 Dec 2014

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

I was looking to bake a wonderful cake for one of my cousin's birthday and I wanted to make it super delicious and decadent. As I was searching, I remembered my friend Nicole from Salmela Family Cakes, had posted a mud cake recipe in her face book page. I went ahead with this recipe and it was one of the most delightful cakes I have ever had. So rich and deep in flavor. Do try out if you love your cakes to be dark and rich!


Mud Cake


Chocolate Mud Cake
Preparation time 20 mins | Baking time 1 hr| Makes 12 slices
Recipe Source - Salmela Family Cakes

Ingredients
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 175 gms
  • Castor sugar - 450 gms
  • Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
  • Eggs - 2  
  • Butter - 250 gms
  • Dark Chocolate - 200 gms
  • Strong coffee - 375 ml (1 tbsp of instant coffee granules mixed in around 1.5 cups of water) 
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
Mud Cake

Method
1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line an 8" or 9" baking pan.
2. Heat the coffee, butter and chocolate in a saucepan or microwave safe pan until the chocolate is melted. Mix it well.



3. Add the sugar and mix well until the sugar dissolves. Set this aside until it cools slightly, for about 10 minutes.
4. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.



5. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Fold gently.
6. Pour into the prepared tin and place it in the pre heated oven and bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.



7. Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool completely in the tin and then remove the cake.

Enjoy the cake with your favorite frosting. I used ganache to frost this cake. Here is a post on how to make ganache to help you understand better.


Mud Cake

Notes
1. Make sure you grease your parchment paper well.
2. If using springform pan, make sure the sides close well as this is a thin batter and will flow out if the pan doesn't close well. 
3. This is a mud cake and holds very well under fondant.


Until next time,
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17 comments:

  1. Yummy chocolate mud cake..... and ur decorations are elegant.... :)

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  2. another delicious cake from you

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  3. Thanks for the mention Beulah. I love this cake and I keep it for very special occasions. The good thing is, it's so rich that a little goes a long way!

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  4. Looks really stunning... so rich as well...

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  5. looks os rich and delicious.. yum

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  6. Yummy cake, the brown color looks too rich and nicely presented...

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  7. lovely cake :)but for me it s very difficult to measure in grams :(

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  8. Looks super delish.. I feel tempted looking at the pic

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  9. I am already baking this , the cake is in the oven but just realized , I forgot to add cocoa powder but coz of dark chocolate the colour is absolutely dark. Hope it still turns out well. :(

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    1. I think your cake will be a bit too sweet without the cocoa powder, otherwise it should be fine. Let me know how it goes.

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    2. it turned out absolutely chocolaty & gooey from inside . I anyways added less sugar than mentioned so it was just perfect :). Thanks a ton for this recipe , My family loved it

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    3. Thanks for the feedback! Glad you liked it!!

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  10. Delicious chocolate mud cake, looks very tempting!

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