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The Best Ever Mud Cake


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Ingredients

24 slice(s)

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g Butter, room temp
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 200 g water
  • 340 g plain flour
  • 30 g cocoa
  • 0.5 tsp Bi Carb Soda
  • 490 g sugar
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g buttermilk
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

Ganache

  • 300 g dark chocolate, grated
  • 100 g Thickend cream
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Recipe's preparation

  1.  Preheat oven to 150c Grease and line a deep 23cm round tin Place chocolate, butter, coffee, sugar and water in TM bowl 3 mins 30c speed 2 Add remaining ingredients (except eggs) mix 30 secs sp4-5.with blades running just below sp 3, add the eggs, mix for 1 min Scrap sides and then another 30secs sp 4 Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 30minutes. Insert a thin-bladed knife or wooden skewer into the centre of the cake to test whether it is cooked through. When cooked through, remove cake from oven, cover with a clean tea towel and allow to cool in the pan. When the cake has cooled to room temperature, remove it from the pan. The top surface of the cake will probably have a crunchy crust, which you may wish to trim off. We turn the cake upside down to give a flat surface for icing. Make ganache. Chocolate and cream in tm 2 mins 50c speed 3 Allow to cool before spreading ganache over cake then refrigerate.

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Tip

 TWEAKS by Lush have been added

Substitute 100g of water for Liqueur of your choice

Best Made the day before, wrap in glad wrap, then foil


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  • Fantastic cake made with gluten free flour...

    Submitted by Tamyve77e on 16. August 2017 - 20:27.

    Fantastic cake made with gluten free flour
    I halved the recipe and made it into 12 large cupcakes with white wings gluten free flour. The result was absolutely SENSATIONAL!!! I cooked them for 50 minutes. Will definitely be making this recipe again...and again...and again. They cupcakes were so moist, even a few days later.

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  • Have made several times, always consistent - as...

    Submitted by tansokhua on 13. August 2017 - 20:06.

    Have made several times, always consistent - as per others, sometimes takes longer for chocolate to melt, no biggie.
    Have also frozen then defrosted and decorated and devoured successfully.

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  • Amazing recipe!! A non mud cake person loves this...

    Submitted by Ambre on 31. July 2017 - 16:25.

    Amazing recipe!! A non mud cake person loves this cake :smile:

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  • This is the first time I have ever made a Mud...

    Submitted by Chrissie MW on 18. July 2017 - 10:33.

    This is the first time I have ever made a Mud Cake, it was a hit. We actually enjoyed the crunchy top with Ganache over. I will be making this again.

    Thanks

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  • Once again this made the most delicious and moist...

    Submitted by shelbsmumma on 14. July 2017 - 12:39.

    Once again this made the most delicious and moist mud cake. It rose sooooo much though, i must have been a bit heavy handed with the baking powder, but it just meant i beautiful high cake to decorate. Thanks again!

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  • Hi Just to clarify is it 30 degree celcius ...

    Submitted by TherMomo on 22. June 2017 - 22:03.

    Hi! Just to clarify, is it 30 degree celcius?


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    Place chocolate, butter, coffee, sugar and water in TM bowl 3 mins 30c speed 2 [/size]

    TM5 only starts from 37 degree I thought??

    Thanks!

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  • I used milk chocolate instead of dark and cake was...

    Submitted by tarn_f on 28. May 2017 - 21:24.

    I used milk chocolate instead of dark and cake was just awesome - moist and dense. Thank you. Rave reviews from all who ate it 👍

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  • This cake is so good Made it for hubbys birthday -...

    Submitted by Settie04 on 26. May 2017 - 12:07.

    This cake is so good! Made it for hubby's birthday - served with a raspberry coulis & dollop of cream - delishious!!

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  • Tried it for the first time over the weekend it...

    Submitted by Ophet on 2. May 2017 - 14:38.

    Tried it for the first time over the weekend, it was amazing !! Loved by all.

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  • My go to cake recipe all the time! Love it!

    Submitted by butlera on 6. April 2017 - 17:32.

    My go to cake recipe all the time! Love it!

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  • This is now my go to birthday cake base, feed so...

    Submitted by LeckieB on 22. March 2017 - 00:47.

    This is now my go to birthday cake base, feed so many and taste sooo yummy

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  • Best chocolate mud cake ever! Received many...

    Submitted by kellgell on 13. March 2017 - 16:00.

    Best chocolate mud cake ever! Received many compliments on how good it tasted. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  • Made this for my girlfriend's bday and it was...

    Submitted by kelstar_5 on 18. February 2017 - 22:53.

    Made this for my girlfriend's bday and it was delicious! I reduced the sugar by 100g and was sweet enough! Thanks for the recipe it was a big hit with adults and kids! :smile:

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  • Can I use 70% or 80% choc for this recipe?

    Submitted by ANG12P on 2. February 2017 - 10:15.

    Can I use 70% or 80% choc for this recipe?

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  • I am going to try make them in mini cupcakes and...

    Submitted by nonstar85 on 28. January 2017 - 13:55.

    I am going to try make them in mini cupcakes and small springform tin. And freeze some.

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  • My go to mud cake for clients! Absolutely...

    Submitted by Yasmine89 on 10. January 2017 - 17:05.

    My go to mud cake for clients! Absolutely delicious & moist

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  • This cake is wonderful. ...

    Submitted by ButaFly on 1. January 2017 - 22:03.

    This cake is wonderful.

    I made this for hubby's birthday and it turned out great. I didn't have butter at room temp so used hot water from the kettle, reduced sugar to 190g and it took longer to cook. Once cooked ans whilst cool enough to slice the hard top off I poked with a skewer then poured liquor (about two shots worth) all over and let it sit over night before decorating.

    Husband loved it.

    ButaFlyDough mode

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  • perfect cake, ganache however

    Submitted by Eve TM5 on 28. November 2016 - 20:49.

    perfect cake, ganache however didn't come together with the Lindt  70% dark chocolate, may be a less chocolatey chocolate would be better suited... After adding butter and sugar (bit by bit while blades running at 50degr) it turned out very nicely and spreadable, yet set in the fridge. 

    Thanks for the recipe! 

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  • Second time making this cake.

    Submitted by simonebb on 6. November 2016 - 20:52.

    Second time making this cake. Reduced sugar by 300g and the it was sweet enough. A big hit with all.

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  • Absolutely magnificent. Took

    Submitted by simonebb on 6. November 2016 - 20:50.

    Absolutely magnificent. Took long time to cook but just amazing. Big cake. Looked very professional.  

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  • Perfect. So delicious. Makes

    Submitted by stinimende on 5. November 2016 - 10:54.

    Perfect. So delicious. Makes quite a large quantity also!

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  • Delicious cake! so moist!

    Submitted by Gordy00 on 31. October 2016 - 07:54.

    Delicious cake! so moist! Makes a huge cake. Thanks for sharing 

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  • This was an amazing cake

    Submitted by NessieP on 25. October 2016 - 14:00.

    This was an amazing cake thank you! With the ganache it didn't melt when I microwaved the cake..did I do something wrong? the ganache set perfectly on the cake. I always thought ganache would melt when you warmed up the cake.  Anyone know of a ganache that melts when the cake is microwaved? 

     

     

     

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  • this is just delicious and

    Submitted by harribel on 20. October 2016 - 15:57.

    this is just delicious and dense. Not sickly sweet either

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  • I followed this recipe as it

    Submitted by miaelliott on 15. October 2016 - 16:15.

    I followed this recipe as it was written but it didn't turn out to be the "best ever". The picture on the left is the cake.  I turned it upside down so I had a flat side to put the ganache on as the original cake had a bit of a dome. as you can see from the photo there is a layer of unmelted chocolate. The cake was also a bit dry. It'a strange as the domed part I cut off was delicious and moist. Any ideas why the main part of the cake wasn't? 

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  • Delicious!

    Submitted by caroline@lansat.com.au on 5. October 2016 - 13:19.

    Delicious!

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  • Great cake -  with over 500g

    Submitted by Natasha_Watson on 4. October 2016 - 19:52.

    Great cake -  with over 500g of chocolate, its a hit with everyone

     

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  • a rich proper mudcake (not

    Submitted by ThermoHow on 30. September 2016 - 20:43.

    a rich proper mudcake (not just a chocolate cake!!)

    I replaced 50g water with 50g of red port. I also baked it in two 20cm springform pans, it took 1.5 hours in my oven to bake the two cakes. turned out prefect!! 

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  • Great recipe thanks! Best

    Submitted by alisonz on 17. September 2016 - 14:52.

    Great recipe thanks! Best chocolate cake I have ever made. Just a tip for other newbies to baking if you are using a springform tin make sure you line it with baking paper! The mixture is so runny it leaks otherwise!

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  • Hi,  you can add lemon or

    Submitted by VioletB on 16. September 2016 - 11:18.

    Hi, 

    you can add lemon or vinegar to dairy free milk. Have a look at this website

    http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/dairy-free-buttermilk-substitute-for-baking/

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  • Great for a special occasion

    Submitted by Carmel Radford on 16. September 2016 - 11:12.

    Great for a special occasion cake. I was so surprised how moist the cake was- the texture was great and the cake absolutely delicious. I used 50 degrees for mixing in the first step as per previous comments. I baked mine in 2 separate tins for approximately an hour. Iced with buttercream as making a layered cake so I didn't make the ganache. The cake also froze well before icing it so is perfect for making in advance. I found reading through all the comments very handy. Thank you for a great recipe. 

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  • Hi all, has anyone had a go

    Submitted by Rowe_em on 15. September 2016 - 09:45.

    Hi all, has anyone had a go at making this dairy free? The dark choc is no issue, butter can be nuttelex, but buttermilk? I am not sure what I could sub in. 

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  • I made this today in muffin.

    Submitted by aneela on 27. August 2016 - 15:55.

    I made this today in muffin. Turned out really nice, light fluffy and I didn't find them too sweet either. Perfect will be trying again and again. Thumbs up

    Regards!

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  • Made this for my son's

    Submitted by Jacstar1980 on 27. August 2016 - 12:31.

    Made this for my son's birthday earlier this year and it was such a hit. Will be making again for my daughter's birthday in a few months. Such an amazing cake!!

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  • Love this recipe.. Thank

    Submitted by skza7 on 25. August 2016 - 22:33.

    Love this recipe.. Thank you.. So yummy and moist!

     

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  • Made this for my husband's

    Submitted by lxp on 22. August 2016 - 16:48.

    Made this for my husband's birthday.  Whole family loved it. Very easy and great result. Definately recommend and will make again.  Thank you.  :)

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  • Amazing, I can't believe I

    Submitted by van der Ploeg on 7. August 2016 - 15:48.

    Amazing, I can't believe I made this beautiful restaurant quality cake. I decorated the top with a ring of maltesers, strawberries and I drizzled white chocolate over the top of the strawberries. I also split the cake and added whipped cream in between the cake layers before applying the ganache. I used spelt flour and followed the rest of the recipe to a tee. Thanks for making my son's 14th birthday cake so delicious! :love: :party:

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  • Was nice. Needed to cook for

    Submitted by Bel-1981 on 2. August 2016 - 10:12.

    Was nice. Needed to cook for a lot longer 

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  • Decided to use this recipe

    Submitted by gryffaigle on 29. July 2016 - 10:23.

    Decided to use this recipe for a drip cake. I split the mixture in half, using the smallest cake tins we had to get some height. I also omitted the coffee. Baked for 1 hour 30 minutes each (oven usually takes double the time to bake cakes I've noticed) and came out nice. Made chocolate buttercream to ice and ganache drips (white chocolate). Family loved it!! Makes a big cake, lasted almost a week with four people eating a slice every night! Definitely recommend! 

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  • Loved it!  Makes a BIG cake -

    Submitted by Hon123 on 25. July 2016 - 13:52.

    Loved it!  Makes a BIG cake - really delicious. Topped with dark chocolate ganache and then dropped with white chocolate ganache.

    Tried warming a slice in the microwave and letting the ganache melt all over it.  OMG best thing ever!! 

     

     

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  • Incredible!!!! I left out the

    Submitted by Toushae82 on 21. July 2016 - 16:14.

    Incredible!!!! I left out the coffee and used half dark and half milk choc. Mine was a bit crumbly on the outside and some stuck to the pan but it didn't matter because it suited the way I planned to decorate. Totally delicious and really easy. Thank you! 

     

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  • Beautiful cake.  I didn't

    Submitted by Ybosch on 21. July 2016 - 15:33.

    Beautiful cake.  I didn't melt all the chocolate and the family loved the bursts of chocolate throughout the cake.

    thanks for sharing!

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  • This chocolate cake was

    Submitted by tashmacca on 19. July 2016 - 17:45.

    This chocolate cake was amazing! My husband loved it and would have it every night, warmed and with ice cream. This will be a stable in our household

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  • Makes a big cake! Great for a

    Submitted by Kfitz on 16. July 2016 - 22:00.

    Makes a big cake! Great for a celebration. Beautiful.

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  • im wanting to make this into

    Submitted by LouLouBruce on 14. July 2016 - 17:42.

    im wanting to make this into cupcakes - can the recipe be halved??

     

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  • A very happy 100th rater!!

    Submitted by bubg on 28. June 2016 - 18:13.

    A very happy 100th rater!! This is a delicious mud cake and makes a large quantity. I made 2 batches today and this was enough mixture to make a 3D teddy bear cake, a small love heart shaped cake and 6 muffins! Love this recipe and will definitely be using again.

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  •   The only problem with this

    Submitted by Adamson on 23. June 2016 - 21:02.

     

    The only problem with this recipe is that the batter is so delicious it hardly makes it to the cake tin! ;) 

    This really is the BEST EVER mud cake.

     

    Thank you, this will be my only go-to mudcake now.

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  • Hi just wondering did u just

    Submitted by Angjam on 9. June 2016 - 20:08.

    Hi just wondering did u just add the water and rum as extras or did you substitute instead of other ingredients. Thanks 

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  • I was just wondering if i

    Submitted by neridah1 on 4. June 2016 - 18:55.

    I was just wondering if i wanted to make this in mini 11cm spingform tins, what would i reduce the cooking time to?? 

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  • Thank you for a beautiful

    Submitted by suling on 15. May 2016 - 00:22.

    Thank you for a beautiful recipe. Made it as a birthday cake tonight. Some tweaking with my TM31 - first step I did temp 50C and 3mins 30 secs to melt the chocolate properly. Sugar at 280gm still produced a reasonably sweet cake. Substituted butternilk with regular milk. Cooked for 2 hours on 150C, which I'd like to try next with 90mins at 160C. 1/3 of ganache amount appeared enough to cover the cake. Because I forgot to make it the night before, I chucked the cake in the freezer after icing it for 15-20mins, did the trick to set the ganache. This will be another fail safe recipe for future celebrations and special occasions for our household!

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