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The best chocolate mud cake


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Ingredients

12 slice(s)

Cake

  • 220 g plain flour
  • 350 g castersugar
  • 65 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp Bi-carb soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250 g buttermilk
  • 125 g vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 250 g hot strong coffee

Milk chocolate frosting

  • 290 g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 360-480 g icing sugar
  • 65 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 45-75 g Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
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Recipe's preparation

    Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.

  2. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans and line with baking paper.

  3. Place flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, bi-carb soda and salt into mixing bowl and sift 5 sec/speed 8.  Set aside.

  4. Place buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla essence into mixing bowl and mix on speed 3 until well combined.

  5. Whilst mixing on speed 2, slowly add the dry ingredients (through the mixing lid hole) to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

  6. Pour in the coffee and mix on speed 2 until combined.

  7. Divide the batter equally between the baking pans and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (don’t overcook the cake – you want it to be nice and fudge-like!).

  8. Allow to cool completely.

  9. Milk chocolate frosting
  10. Place the 360g icing sugar into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 9.

  11. Add remaining ingredients and mix 30 sec/speed 4 or until light and fluffy. If your frosting isn’t thick enough, feel free to add in the remaining icing sugar.

  12. Add a tiny bit of salt to taste (optional).

  13. Assembling cake
  14. Spread a little frosting onto a serving cake plate (this will hold the cake in place).

  15. Carefully place one of the cakes on top of the icing (make sure the flat side is facing up).

  16. Using a spatula or flat knife, spread the top of the cake with frosting.

  17. Place the second cake on top (this time with the rounded side up) and spread the frosting evenly onto the top and the sides of the cake.

  18. Decorate with fresh strawberries or any preferred toppings.

  19. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 5-6 days. Please note that keeping the cake at room temperature will result in a beautiful, moist texture.

     

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Everybody needs an amazing chocolate mud cake recipe in their life, don’t they! There always comes a time when the only answer to your problems is a slice of a really, really good chocolate cake. And that is where this recipe comes in! This is hands-down the best chocolate mud cake you will ever make. I pinky promise!


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  • I made this for a work morning tea, followed the...

    Submitted by Helen-Steve-B on 15. September 2018 - 18:00.

    I made this for a work morning tea, followed the recipe exactly (2 round cakes) and everyone raved about how amazing it was. Big Smile Just wondering if anyone has tried making cupcakes using this recipe? Thanks

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  • This is the cake I always make

    Submitted by Bishea on 2. August 2018 - 13:42.

    This is the cake I always make

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  • Made exactly as per recipe but put in 1 tin....

    Submitted by MillieB on 12. June 2018 - 16:48.

    Made exactly as per recipe but put in 1 tin. Batter was very runny. Cooked 50 min. Cake looked amazing but unfortunately I didn’t taste like the taste or texture. Admittedly I didn’t ice it but dusted with icing sugar. Maybe I could heat & have with whipped cream 😉

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  • Yum yum yum. I only had SR flour so omitted bicarb...

    Submitted by lindyloo62 on 6. September 2017 - 20:26.

    Yum yum yum. I only had SR flour so omitted bicarb soda and plain flour. Short on caster sugar so topped up with stevia. No buttermilk but substituted full cream with an added teaspoon of vinegar. Needless to say this will be my go to chocolate cake. Divine. Smile

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  • This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe Everyone...

    Submitted by Victhermia on 21. May 2017 - 09:12.

    This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. Everyone loves it. I usually make it into a Black Forrest cake. Delish, just want it now! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Sorry, but this has a strange texture and is not a...

    Submitted by Motherof4 on 14. February 2017 - 22:56.

    Sorry, but this has a strange texture and is not a mud cake. Yes, it's definitely moist but not a dense mud cake.

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  • This is my go to chocolate

    Submitted by nwilliams15 on 22. August 2016 - 13:22.

    This is my go to chocolate mud cake recipe for the cakes i make in my business, the feedback i have had is phenomonal! Love it. 

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  • AWESOME MOIST RICH CAKE ok

    Submitted by Kt23000 on 19. May 2016 - 12:57.

    AWESOME MOIST RICH CAKE

    ok admittedly i tweaked just a touch, i had no buttermilk so i used plain yoghurt instead but this cake was sublime. i baked as mini muffin size. they were super moist and stayed that way for 3 days (last's how long the single batch of 24 lasted).  they are rich, perhaps the coffee makes them so?? but they have a delicious chocolate taste, not a hint of coffee, and they certainly didn't keep any of my kids up!  loved the frosting too, didn't separate like buttercream often seems to for me though i kept mine on the thicker side by adding a little less water.

    Thank you for this awesome recipe

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  • http://sallysbakingaddiction.

    Submitted by TST_Girl on 14. March 2016 - 20:34.

    http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/04/08/triple-chocolate-layer-cake/ will answer questions concerning specific ingredients in this cake and why they are essential (don't use Dutch process cocoa). 

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  • I made this yesterday for

    Submitted by AmandaLarge on 29. January 2016 - 10:20.

    I made this yesterday for hubby's birthday and everybody loved it! It was amazing. Half of my family can't stand coffee yet didn't even notice it in there (I didn't tell them!). Will definitely make again and again tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Have made this a couple of

    Submitted by mim370 on 28. December 2015 - 21:36.

    Have made this a couple of times now, for birthday cakes. Just lovely! will make again

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  • Forgot to rate!

    Submitted by mim370 on 28. December 2015 - 21:32.

    Forgot to rate!

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  • This is great with fresh

    Submitted by Wiccan Beltane on 12. December 2015 - 13:59.

    This is great with fresh fruit and whipped cream or makes a great base for a chocolate trife

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  • Looks great, I wrap my WARM

    Submitted by Nursemegsy on 12. December 2015 - 10:21.

    Looks great, I wrap my WARM cakes in 2 layers of cling wrap to keep the moisture in. Going to enjoy it tonight for our Xmas dinner party. Thanks for sharing. 

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  • Brilliant cake - I made it

    Submitted by Des123 on 3. December 2015 - 21:30.

    Brilliant cake - I made it with gf flour (orgran) and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil... and the milk/lemon juice substitute for buttermilk. Amazing.

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  • Great cake great recipe. Has

    Submitted by mk.stirling on 24. October 2015 - 20:26.

    Great cake great recipe. Has now become my go to recipe for Mud Cake. Even tastes terrific converted to GF. 

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  • This was definitely 'the best

    Submitted by LilS on 3. August 2015 - 05:40.

    This was definitely 'the best chocolate mud cake'!  Every one enjoyed it. Great recipe, easy to follow.  I had to cook it for a little longer than it said though. Cooking 9

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  • CakeThis was my first cake in

    Submitted by MelEngland13 on 23. July 2015 - 19:25.

    Cake Cake
    This was my first cake in my thermy, worked perfectly just had to bake for an extra 10 minutes. Definitely wasn't too rich but had a delicious chocolate flavour

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  • I made this with tm5 worked a

    Submitted by J D H on 20. June 2015 - 10:25.

    I made this with tm5 worked a treat most definitely will make again instead of dividing the mixture I baked as a whole absolutely delicious ☺

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  • Most amazing cake and icing

    Submitted by Allisony on 6. June 2015 - 09:28.

    Most amazing cake and icing ever! Everyone at the birthday party raved over it! 

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  • Sorry wasn't impressed with

    Submitted by cbcory on 15. May 2015 - 21:45.

    Sorry wasn't impressed with this recipe at all. Found it lacked a chocolate flavour despite me using dutch cocoa. Very disappointing.

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  • Lovely soft and moist cake. I

    Submitted by Kelstar77 on 12. May 2015 - 21:27.

    Lovely soft and moist cake. I made this gluten free (aldi flour) I made it as one cake though and didn't ice it (hubby prefers cakes with no icing) I also only had 200g of butter milk and just used normal milk to top up the rest. I assume it turend out just as nice as what it would have with the right quantity. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for sharing tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • I made this cake for a

    Submitted by Lyttle.sarah on 9. May 2015 - 11:02.

    I made this cake for a irthday and was really impressed with the end result. The cake was moist and I made it 2 days before I needed it, just stored it in airtight containers. The icing was so simple and I love that it can be made from pantry basics.

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  • It was a great cake - not too

    Submitted by Wellsrob on 25. April 2015 - 12:08.

    It was a great cake - not too heavy but dark and moist. Next time won't make as much frosting and put it in the middle and on the top only.

    Also made it into cup cakes and the frosting was really easy to pipe on the top and made just the right amount. 

    Thanks for posting it

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  • Absolutely delicious! Made

    Submitted by MegT on 18. April 2015 - 14:30.

    Absolutely delicious! Made this for my man's birthday cake tmrc_emoticons.) Used coconut yoghurt instead of milk for the icing.

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  • Wow. So delicious!! Perfect

    Submitted by cindy_g on 12. April 2015 - 17:22.

    Wow. So delicious!! Perfect texture.

    Before baking, I was worried about how runny the mixture was, but it turned out to be one of the nicest chocolate cakes I have ever tasted. And no, you could not taste the coffee..

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  • Absolutely LOVE this cake,

    Submitted by Cozzy on 10. April 2015 - 00:39.

    Absolutely LOVE this cake, the whole family did. Cook it as the recipe says! I used 1 tblsp of coffee in the 250g of hot water, perfect, no coffee taste or smell, just a richness as promised. 

    What I love about this recipe is it's economical with cocoa powder and only 2 eggs, I've made chocolate cakes with "real" chocolate that were awful compared to this cake, I was so annoyed at wasting the Cadbury chocolate melts!

    I did do one thing different after, I made the Chocolate Ganash from EDC (when it cooled I put the butterfly in and whipped it for 3min/Sp 3) and poured a thin layer to join the two cakes, then spread the rest over the top of the cake, some ran down the sides.... 

    OMG, everyone said better than shop bought...   Thank you for this one, we now have the family birthday cake recipe!

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  • I made this cake gluten free

    Submitted by shisshy on 28. March 2015 - 12:33.

    I made this cake gluten free and it was delicious! Will defenitely making it again & again  tmrc_emoticons.D

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  • Made this yesterday in my

    Submitted by Brookesthree on 28. March 2015 - 09:57.

    Made this yesterday in my TM5. Turned out alright ..wouldnt say it was the "Best" though. I didnt use coffee but added hot water in its place. The mix is quite runny but turns out fine. Didnt like the icing at all..way way too much butter in it.

    Michelle

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  • I'm hoping to try making this

    Submitted by Vicki.S on 28. March 2015 - 05:58.

    I'm hoping to try making this with gf products this weekend, so I'll let u know how it goes

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  • Tested this on my work mates

    Submitted by tayapetsheny on 24. March 2015 - 20:57.

    Tested this on my work mates today and it was amazing! Highly recommend this one. I didn't have two round tins but had the ones with the holes in them ... so I made a big 'donut' cake  Cooking 7 I used coconut oil instead of the vegetable oil and it was extra tasty.

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  •   Yummy Cake for my Son’s

    Submitted by Campcorkett on 24. March 2015 - 16:52.

     

    Yummy Cake for my Son’s First Birthday. I made this cake on Sunday afternoon to eat Monday evening. I baked it in two 23cm Springform pans. I kept it at room temperature. I made the icing and finished decorating the cake on Monday afternoon. It was delicious!!! I will be making it again. There was heaps of icing though. I put it on pretty thick and there was still heaps left over.  (TM5)

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  • Thank you!

    Submitted by Karolinejt on 23. March 2015 - 16:26.

    Thank you!

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  • I've been making this recipe

    Submitted by Elzbeth on 23. March 2015 - 12:20.

    I've been making this recipe for years when I discovered it on bestrecipes.com.au,  and it has always been a winner! Very easy to make dairy free by substituting the milk/buttermilk by using coconut milk.  I also have never used the coffee and just added a cup of boiling water in lieu tmrc_emoticons.).  I throw all my ingredients in at once and mix...works every time!  Too easy!

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  • Hi, sounds delicious, so

    Submitted by brading on 22. March 2015 - 19:44.

    Hi, sounds delicious, so wouldlike to make gluten free, could I substitute the quantities with g/f products.  Thanks. Cassandra

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  • Made this in TM5 on Thursday

    Submitted by Okgod on 21. March 2015 - 22:45.

    Made this in TM5 on Thursday for a birthday Saturday night and it was absolutely delicious. I didn't have 2 x same size tins so made it in one, it overflowed quite a bit but still worked out just fine. Obviously I had to cook it longer because of this. Thanks for a recipe that I will definitely cook again.

    Also, coffee cannot be tasted at all and I used a double espresso shot backed up by some instant coffee! Every one was suprused to hear it was in there.

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  • Hi there Karolinejt.  As I

    Submitted by thermi virgin on 20. March 2015 - 15:10.

    Hi there Karolinejt.  As I mentioned in my post in this thread, all my mud cakes are cooked at 150c for minimum 60 minutes so I was surprised this cake is only for 25mins. If it's not cooked then turn heat to 150 and keep going. Once you can smell the cake it's usuall getting close to ready

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  • I made this on the weekend,

    Submitted by Sarahc2504 on 20. March 2015 - 11:57.

    I made this on the weekend, it s delicious and gets more moist each day! I hate coffee but can't taste it, it just deepens the flavour.

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  • Just baking this now and it

    Submitted by Karolinejt on 20. March 2015 - 11:55.

    Just baking this now and it was still really runny in the middle after 25 mimutes. I've put it back in for another ten minutes, is this normal? I used olive oil in place of veg oil because my daughter can't have this. I also made it using a TM5. 

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  • Pretty sure you could make it

    Submitted by Susanr on 20. March 2015 - 08:04.

    Pretty sure you could make it in the TM5.

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  • I put coffee in chocolate

    Submitted by Susanr on 20. March 2015 - 08:02.

    I put coffee in chocolate cakes all the time. You can barely taste or smell the coffee once its past the mixing stage and certainly not once its cooked. it just adds richness. I agree with "thermi virgin" in that this is not the best mud cake. It has no real chocolaate in it. It is however very similar to a conventional recipie I have for a regular chocolate and has saved me the effort of converting the other recipe. I'd call it a "family chocolate cake". Then I'd rate it higher.

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  • Made this today with 1/2

    Submitted by Plethora on 19. March 2015 - 22:55.

    Made this today with 1/2 strength coffee. Delicious! Used it for a birthday cake 

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  • Hi All, Using strong chai tea

    Submitted by Michelle Cocking on 19. March 2015 - 21:12.

    Hi All,

    Using strong chai tea is also a winner as I'm also very sensitive to coffee taste and smell. I used 2 teaspoons of T2 chai in 250g of water and let it steep for 5 minutes so it was nice and strong.

    Happy baking!

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  • Delicious!!! My young

    Submitted by Laura Bartram on 19. March 2015 - 20:27.

    Delicious!!! My young children loved it and you couldn't taste the coffee flavour. We had it with just icing sugar sprinkled on top. Yum!

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  • Agree with Shankleko above re

    Submitted by thermi virgin on 19. March 2015 - 19:59.

    Agree with Shankleko above re the coffee. The best mudcakes have coffee to enhance the chocolate flavour and NO YOU CAN'T SMELL OR TASTE THE COFFEE.  I use the Best EVER choc mud cake by Sarah 71. Not sure this could be the best mudcake when it doesn't even have real chocolate in it and it also only cooks for 25 mins?? All my mudcakes are cooked low and slow for at least an hour. I am prepared to give it a go but it'd have to be pretty good to beat what I currently bake.

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  • Hi all, In my experience

    Submitted by Shankleko on 19. March 2015 - 17:08.

    Hi all,

    In my experience baking (with A LOT of non-thermy recipes) coffee in cakes helps deepen the chocolatey flavour, it doesn't make the cake taste or smell like coffee. I honestly think that the best choc cakes I've ever made have had coffee in them...(and buttermilk!) I think this is going to be a winner.

    http://bakingbites.com/2010/04/why-is-there-coffee-in-my-chocolate-cake/

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  • Hello,   Can we substitute

    Submitted by buddaroon on 19. March 2015 - 16:58.

    Hello,

     

    Can we substitute the coffee for somehting else?? thanks

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  • Hi Im New to Thermomix, an

    Submitted by Jokool on 19. March 2015 - 14:27.

    Hi

    Im New to Thermomix, an dmy m,achine is the TM 5.

    I would love to try this recipe for my family , is my machine suitable for this recipe?

    also I would like to substitute the cofee for another ingrediant.

    Please help!

    Thankyou

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  • Im with Jen..My kids HATE

    Submitted by Brookesthree on 19. March 2015 - 13:54.

    Im with Jen..My kids HATE coffee smell..do I need to replace it with something else?

     

    Michelle

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  • Cannot wait to make this for

    Submitted by mrsemby on 19. March 2015 - 12:50.

    Cannot wait to make this for my work colleagues. Will report back on their comments tmrc_emoticons.)

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