Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chocolate Mud cake? NomNomNomx100

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • Melted butter, for greasing
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 100g good-quality dark cooking chocolate (like Plaistowe Cooking Chocolate), chopped
  • 60mls (1/4 cup) water
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tbs espresso instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 115g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Brush a deep 22cm round cake pan with melted butter to grease. Line the base with non-stick baking powder.
  2. Combine butter, chocolate, water, cocoa, coffee and vanilla essence in a medium saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, over low heat for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and well combined. (See microwave tip 1.) Remove from heat and stand for 10 minutes or until mixture is lukewarm.
  3. Meanwhile: use electric beaters to whisk sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl until pale and creamy. Whisk in the chocolate mixture until well combined. Add the flour and whisk until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into prepared cake pan and bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake. (Do not be concerned if the surface cracks a little).
  5. Remove from the oven and stand in the pan for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  6. Spread icing (see related recipe) over the cooled cake. Leave to stand for 30 minutes or until the icing is firm. Cut the cake with a warm knife to prevent the icing from cracking.
TIPS: You can even store it in a air tight container for up to one week. ENJOY and don't forget to nom nom nom.



  1. that it awesome
    didn't ate a cake like this in a long time

  2. oh man, this looks so good. I just ate and I am hungry now again.

  3. Looks tasty,I'm going to bake one!

  4. i want to eat that... NOW!

  5. god damn that looks delicious!

  6. Goddamn man that looks good...*sigh*

  7. . . . This looks much better than the Pot!microwave brownie recipe I have.
    Seems I'll have to find the time to make this.
    Looks delicious, man.

  8. looks terrific...heck its close to Halloween why not splurge a little

  9. looks hectic, wish i had some here now.

  10. your recipes are awesome! I wanna try to make this one too. it looks soooooo good!!! :D

  11. That looks so good. Me wants :)

  12. Wow this looks great, im gonna ask someone to make it for me sometime soon

  13. mmm, this cake looks like a very delicious one. Definitely following! :D

  14. OMG i want that in my mouth NOW!

  15. I got diabetes just from looking at the picture!

  16. om nom nom nom... that looks f****** delicious!