May 19, 2012

Chocolate Mud Cake

If you are a chocolate lover, I've got the cake for you! This deliciously decadent cake is rich, moist and a must try for you who loves chocolate. I made this to my brother on his birthday and he absolutely loved it! For me, this recipe is a keeper and definitely a cake I will make again.

The cake is dense and sturdy enough if you would like to split it into two or three layers (if you are a bit careful) and fill it with whatever you like and iced/decorated however you fancy. I made it simple, and just added whipped cream and a handful of fresh raspberries on top.

Chocolate Mud Cake
250 g butter, chopped
200 g dark chocolate
2 cups caster sugar
1 1/3 cups water
1 tsp instant coffee
3/4 cup plain flour (I used only strong white flour and added 1 tsp baking powder...)
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup un-sweetened cocoa powder
3 eggs, lightly beaten

In a large saucepan, add butter, chocolate, sugar, water and coffee. Melt together over a low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter and chocolate are melted. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Sift flour and cocoa into a large mixing bowl. Add the cooled liquid and beat gently. Add the eggs and mix gently.

Pour mixture into a greased cake tin and bake at 150 degrees C for about 1 3/4 hours. My oven took only 1 1/2 hours, and it can take up to 2 hours, so keep checking the cake. A toothpick should come out clean when the cake is ready.

Serve with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.


Have you submitted a contribution to my first My Sweet Party ? The theme of my first party is chocolate and I would love you to join!

This is my contribution for Sweets for a Saturday and Foodie Friday



  1. It looks heavenly !
    I'd looooooooove a slice or two

  2. Oh, boy, this would disappear quickly at my house! Truly delish!!!

    1. I recommend you to try it:-) However, it is kinda rich so it's difficult to eat much more than 2 slices;-)

  3. Looks amazing!!!! I love that it doesn't seem to be overly sweet and niceley covered with the light cream and berries.

  4. Oh, this looks so divine! Yummy!

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you! It tasted even better than it looks:-)

  6. Fab job! It looks deliciouss - I want cake now :*( lol

    1. Thanks!! It was amazing, if I could say so myself;-) It was highly appreciated by the others too;-)


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