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Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate Ganache Icing

By Chelsea Sugar
Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate Ganache Icing
  • 40 reviews

  • Difficulty
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs
  • Serves
    10
Ingredients

    1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1 cup milk
    ½ cup oil
    250g dark chocolate, broken up or roughly chopped
    1 cup hot strong coffee, can be strong instant
    2 cups flour
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 cup Chelsea LoGiCane™ Low GI Sugar or Chelsea Raw Sugar
    ½ cup cocoa
    2 eggs

    Chocolate Ganache Icing:
    400g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
    1 cup cream

Method

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 22 - 23 cm spring-form tin with non-stick baking paper and spray with non-stick baking spray.
    Mix the lemon juice with the milk and set aside for it to sour the milk.
    Place oil, chocolate and hot coffee in a microwave bowl or small saucepan and heat gently, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and the mixture smooth. Cool.

    In a large bowl, mix the flour baking soda, baking powder, sugar and cocoa.
    Mix the eggs and soured milk into the cooled chocolate mixture, combine thoroughly, and then whisk into the dry ingredients.

    Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour. When tested, fudgy crumbs will still adhere to a skewer. This is the desirable sticky mud cake consistency. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then turn out and cool further on a wire rack. When cold, cut the cake in half using a serrated knife, ice the centre and top with thick Chocolate Ganache icing.

    Chocolate Ganache
    Place both chocolate and cream in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Cool then refrigerate for 30 - 40 minutes until the mixture is a thick spreading consistency. Chill the frosted cake and serve with softly whipped cream or thick yoghurt.

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Reviews

Average Rating
540
(40 reviews)


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Had to make two cakes! The first one looked at after 55 mins at 180 and it was burning. On the second one I turned it down to 170 and checked it regularly and it took 45 mins. I'm a newbie to mud cakes, so while it was yummy it wasn't quite the consistency of mud cake all through.. My question, should I turn the oven temperature even lower? I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you!
CHELSEA: all ovens have slight temperature variations, and it depends where in the oven you placed your baking (top, middle, bottom). Our recipes are based on standard ovens, with baking placed in the centre. Sounds like you've solved the problem by turning it down.

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Really easy to make and deliciously moist! Will be my go to recipe for birthday cakes

it's so good, i made this cake for my family and everyone loved it

Not a review, but a question. Is it ok to use the chocolate ganache if I plan on covering the cake with fondant?
CHELSEA: thanks for your question. Any bakers out there know the answer? Let us know.

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!

my family loves this cake! it's their only request for all birthdays.

Will u please tell me the ingredients for 2 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I really wanna try this recipe but I don't know what quantities to be is used for two as we are only two so I hope with all my heart that u will reply as soon as u see this I insist on this plz.
CHELSEA: this cake freezes well (without icing), so we suggest you make a whole cake, cut into portions for 2, and freeze. Then defrost 2 portions as required, add icing and enjoy!

I'm a Kiwi living in England and this is the best cake ever ... Just make it and enjoy the luxurious ness and richness of all that delicious chocolate

Would it be a problem if I substituted the dark chocolate for milk chocolate in the ganache?

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AMAZING

In the oven was very easy! I used cheaper chocolate but still worked brilliantly, if you're not a coffee fan I wouldn't put as much, as it is quite strong. Thank you

This is the best cake ever!

Made the choc mud cake iced and fun lied. Cut cake across and left half with my daughter, and half with my son, their teenagers devoured it in short time, and said it was the best mud cake ever!

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yum

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looks like it is so easy as no need to use a mixer, just mix only.

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I have made this Cake for anniversaries and two weddings great every time.

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I made a Ganache yesterday with dark chocolate buttons, cream..and a tsp of butter, which the recipe said to add. It said to melt in a microwave in 30 second bursts, to save time, which I did. It didn't turn out all that well...it didn't have the right thick, spreadable consistency. I will use your recipe for it instead, next time. That'll teach me, hu! ;-)

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Family loves this cake. Not hard to make. A good size cake. Ideal for older childrens birthdays. I have made it several times.

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loved it

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"Great" doesn't do this cake justice!!! It is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! The biggest hit with everyone I know, and I have requests for it!!!!! AWESOME cake, and a MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I make wedding/birthday/celebration cakes and this is my go to choc cake recipe. It keeps well, stays wonderfully moist, easy to carve and stacks up well for tiered cakes. Def recommend his one.

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I have a cookbook with this recipe in it and I don't use any other chocolate cake recipe anymore. Everybody ALWAYS loves it to bits :-)

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I just made this cake, followed instructions exactly, but it's come out bit dry on sides and slightly crusty and burnt on top. I wonder if temp was too high? hope tastes ok!

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made it last night and its just devine.

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Decadently delicious!

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This was beautiful, needed the icing or ganache to top it off but it was moist, easy to make, just wonderful!!

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Great cake. Easy to make and very rich :) Tasted like a cake you would get at a cafe

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Yummy cake! Not too hard to make either!

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Uses a LOT of chocolate. A bit too dark for some people's tastes. Baking soda was a bit too strong. Got better with age.

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I can't wait to see how this turns out... I adjusted it slightly, adding condensed milk and white chocolate to the mix.... Not sure if that's a good idea or not....smells and looks greatso far!!

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DELICIOUS !!

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This Cake is lovely moist and full of chocolate flavour.

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AMAZING!! I know this recipe by heart and I adore it. This is the cake people request I make for parties etc, I don't know what id do without it!

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Best mud cake I've ever tried! Although it uses oil but it's sturdy enough and the taste is divine! I used chocolate IMBC instead, thank you!!

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Brilliant, friends loved it, now number one

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In the oven cooking now...Smells great...Can't wait to try it..Making it for my Sons 16th Birthday Cake :)

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Was anyone else's mixture a bit runny?

Mine was but looks and smells so good right now

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Awsome recipe have more requests each time I make this

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Made this cake for my boyfriends birthday & everyone really loved it, even me and I don't usually eat cake. Really awesome, the whole cake was eaten! Thanks for the recipe :)

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I thought this recipe was very easy to follow and it turned out very delicious. Moist and not too heavy. I will do it again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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