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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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  • Love love love this recipe! I made it as a...

    Submitted by AJP43 on 3. August 2019 - 13:26.

    Love love love this recipe! I made it as a birthday cake and it was such a hit! Everyone wanted more.

    I reduced the sugar by about 1/3 and halved the coffee as there were some little children eating it and it was still delicious.

    I made 1 x cake using a 23cm spring form tin + 24 mini cupcakes. The mini cupcakes only need 12-14 mins in the oven (just keep an eye on them and test with a skewer).

    Thanks to the tip from another user on here (sorry I can't remember who and can't find it now) - if you want a flat top that doesn't need trimming at all simply put a baking tray on the top of your 2/3 filled cake tin and the cake will rise up to it and flatten out and stay soft on top. So easy for icing!

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  • I made this and yes it is delish, but call me dumb...

    Submitted by leonieneylon on 16. July 2019 - 10:45.

    I made this and yes it is delish, but call me dumb but I used choc chips which didn't melt. Is the chocolate supposed to be melted first??

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  • I made this and yes it is delish, but call me dumb...

    Submitted by leonieneylon on 16. July 2019 - 10:44.

    I made this and yes it is delish, but call me dumb but I used choc chips which didn't melt. Is the chocolate supposed to be melted first??

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  • I baked this yesterday for my son's birthday, it...

    Submitted by Denise Spaleck on 11. June 2019 - 21:23.

    I baked this yesterday for my son's birthday, it came out beautifully. I was a bit worried about the top as at was quite dry and cracked but i sliced it off, placed the cake upside down, wrapped it overnight and iced it with the ganache today. Best mud cake I have ever tasted. My ganache was a bit runny but i left that in the fridge overnight and it was perfect today. Will be making this again and again.

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  • White Chocolate version?...

    Submitted by Thermo lover on 5. June 2019 - 13:28.

    White Chocolate version?
    Very interested to hear if anyone has tried a white chocolate version how it went?

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  • Love this recipeMy go-to for birthdays at our...

    Submitted by Pelayia on 25. May 2019 - 13:01.

    Love this recipeLoveMy go-to for birthdays at our house.

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  • this is the best mud cake ever! i have made it 20...

    Submitted by Bronny15 on 9. May 2019 - 06:47.

    this is the best mud cake ever! i have made it 20 odd time and its perfect every time... and moist and great for holding up cake decorations..
    has anyone made a white choc version of this? thanks for the great recipe 😊

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  • Fantastic cake (I’ve made it a few times now &...

    Submitted by RPG8 on 19. April 2019 - 10:59.

    Fantastic cake (I’ve made it a few times now & has never failed me) EXCEPT .. the ganache!! What am I doing wrong?! I’ve followed the recipe and that part has always failed me (not the cake- just the ganache). Any tips? I’m grating it 1st before heating and it comes out bumpy- over cooked looking?

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  • Beats every Mudcake I've ever had.. the only thing...

    Submitted by luana on 10. February 2019 - 16:27.

    Beats every Mudcake I've ever had.. the only thing I'd change is to melt the chocolate prior to adding other ingredients. Definitely a Winner!!! Thank You for sharing 🙂

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  • I love this mudcake, it is failproof every time I...

    Submitted by TahliaGardiner on 1. February 2019 - 11:43.

    I love this mudcake, it is failproof every time I have made it!

    Has anyone tried to make a white chocolate version? I am after one that is identical with consistency but just white chocolate.

    TIA
    Tahlia

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  • Really is the best ever mudcake. Foolproof and...

    Submitted by MBree on 21. January 2019 - 18:46.

    Really is the best ever mudcake. Foolproof and always delicious, I make it for everyone's birthdays; a great cake.

    I only use 300-350g sugar. This cake also rises a lot so bear this in mind when filling the cake tin and allowing enough height between oven racks.

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  • Thank you for sharing!! I subbed with a GF flour...

    Submitted by Ahem on 20. January 2019 - 16:18.

    Thank you for sharing!! I subbed with a GF flour mix of rice flour/tapioca/potato starch and xanthan gum and it was perfect. I used baking strips and a foil lid and I had a flat top with no crunchy bits. Like others my chocolate needed a higher temp and longer to melt but this recipe is a keeper. Smile

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  • whit3rabbit:...

    Submitted by kenwood on 28. December 2018 - 14:47.

    whit3rabbit:
    no I haven't but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Love the idea

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  • Has anyone baked this with raspberries in it?

    Submitted by whit3rabbit on 17. December 2018 - 18:29.

    Has anyone baked this with raspberries in it?

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  • Absolutely delicious! I used milk chocolate...

    Submitted by FinnyAndTheChook on 11. November 2018 - 12:38.

    Absolutely delicious! I used milk chocolate instead of dark.

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  • jlovelock:...

    Submitted by amyk11 on 17. October 2018 - 21:09.

    jlovelock:
    i wouldnt use a spring form tin for a runny mixture ss it will leak out.
    Also when filling up the cake tin, i would fill at most to two thirds because the cake will rise

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  • Just baking now and I used a 23 cm springform pan....

    Submitted by jlovelock on 14. October 2018 - 10:37.

    Just baking now and I used a 23 cm springform pan. The cake mix has spilled over the sides and over the oven bottom. I am wondering why this happened? When I poured in the mix it was close to the top.

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  • All baked up and popped into the freezer....

    Submitted by Iris Ganache on 13. August 2018 - 17:43.

    All baked up and popped into the freezer.

    I found it pretty straight forward and I am not a baker. Baking did take a little longer but isn't an issue.

    The only thing I changed was cut back the sugar to 350gms and I used an espresso shot as we don't do instant coffee here.

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  • kenwood:...

    Submitted by amcintyre on 6. July 2018 - 23:26.

    kenwood:
    Thank you - never can be sure with recipes sometimes, so many never state type of oven.

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  • amcintyre:...

    Submitted by kenwood on 5. July 2018 - 10:54.

    amcintyre:
    I believe its fan forced well thats what i used.

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  • Kanaan:...

    Submitted by kenwood on 5. July 2018 - 10:53.

    Kanaan:
    I used regular sugar

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  • is this 150 degrees fan forced or conventional? I...

    Submitted by amcintyre on 4. July 2018 - 14:39.

    is this 150 degrees fan forced or conventional? I have a fan forced oven

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  • What type of sugar needs to be used please x

    Submitted by Kanaan on 29. May 2018 - 19:38.

    What type of sugar needs to be used please x

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  • I have made this 3 times now and has been a...

    Submitted by kenwood on 22. May 2018 - 10:53.

    I have made this 3 times now and has been a success each time even made it using GF flour also turned out great. The last one i made using Kahlua liquor and a double shot of esspresso coffee to make up the 200g liquid needed. The flavour was liked by all.
    I did wrap a thick wet tea towel around the cake tin too bake I found that this gave me a really flat top, and not so crusty

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  • To make this a white chocolate mud cake would I...

    Submitted by Hawkins2013 on 25. April 2018 - 14:50.

    To make this a white chocolate mud cake would I just add white chocolate and leave out the coffee and cocoa?

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  • Goddessnatty: how long did you cook the double...

    Submitted by Carol Ann on 5. April 2018 - 15:00.

    Goddessnatty: how long did you cook the double batch for? Just making one for a Paw Patrol cake for my grandson? Thanks

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  • Followed the recipe to a t using high quality...

    Submitted by Settree on 29. March 2018 - 12:48.

    Followed the recipe to a t using high quality ingredients. The cake was unbelievably bland. If you are after a rich old fashioned chocolate mud cake recipe then this is not for you.

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  • ButaFly...

    Submitted by sharonarthur on 25. March 2018 - 19:33.
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  • Has anyone made this in a 8inch cake tin and have...

    Submitted by VRigs13 on 13. March 2018 - 20:17.

    Has anyone made this in a 8inch cake tin and have it over flow while cooking ??

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  • Amazing! Thanks for a great recipe! Will be my go...

    Submitted by Stace_ on 4. March 2018 - 20:08.

    Amazing! Thanks for a great recipe! Will be my go to mud cake from now on!

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    Submitted by Thermigal on 2. March 2018 - 03:39.



    I have made this cake a zillion times and it has NEVER failed me. I have substituted some of the water for liqueurs and they’ve got rave reviews. This Eeyore cake was probably 4 batches. It was huge!! It freezes beautifully and holds up brilliantly under fondant. Can’t thank you enough for this recipe!!

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  • Yasmine89:...

    Submitted by Thermigal on 2. March 2018 - 03:33.

    Yasmine89:
    i have doubled the recipe and it only just fits!

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  • Yum so moist, everyone enjoyed.

    Submitted by faleono123 on 1. February 2018 - 09:38.

    Yum so moist, everyone enjoyed.

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  • This really is the best mud cake ever ❤️...

    Submitted by Wongo on 27. January 2018 - 16:31.

    This really is the best mud cake ever ❤️
    I made 2 x 20cm cakes as a layer cake. My daughter iced them with butter icing as naked cakes for my sisters 60th birthday. Thank you for this amazing recipe.

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  • Bexie:...

    Submitted by amyk11 on 15. January 2018 - 20:11.

    Bexie:
    it freezes ok. Most people wouldnt know, but i knew it was a bit drier than normal.
    it is a great cake. I make it for birthday cakes as one of my go-to-cakes

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  • (No Subject)

    Submitted by Hawkins2013 on 8. January 2018 - 17:58.


    My Aunty told me it was the best mud cake she has tasted so thank you for the recipe!! It was a fabulous Baptism cake!

    I only changed one thing and that was to use Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate rather than dark chocolate. I cooked for an extra 15 minutes also.

    Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe it will be used for all birthdays.

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  • Mrs_smith1985:...

    Submitted by Bexie on 6. January 2018 - 19:34.

    Mrs_smith1985:
    Hi, How many batches did you do to do the cake in your pic? I need to do a cake for approx 30 people, but it doenst have to be big slices.

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  • Looking at making this cake for my Mums 80th! ...

    Submitted by Bexie on 29. December 2017 - 13:32.

    Looking at making this cake for my Mums 80th!
    How well does this cake freeze? if i was to make it a week ahead then freeze, would that be suitable? I would decorate on the day or the day before....
    thoughts please Smile

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  • Super easy and delicious!

    Submitted by Mumoftwogorgeousgirls on 29. October 2017 - 19:02.

    Super easy and delicious!

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  • This is my go to but has anyone doubled the recipe...

    Submitted by Yasmine89 on 24. October 2017 - 14:42.

    This is my go to but has anyone doubled the recipe in a TM5?

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  • I halved the recipe, used GF flour (Simply WIse...

    Submitted by faimus83 on 17. October 2017 - 22:15.

    I halved the recipe, used GF flour (Simply WIse one - only just found this one... it gives a similar texture to Gluten recipes... really nice taste) and used a few subs, like almond milk and combination of chocolate. Also used half the sugar. The cake still took ages to cook... and then I forgot about it as it took soooo long. However tastes pretty good. Thanks.
    I didn't do the icing.

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  • My 'Go To' Cake!...

    Submitted by Mrs_smith1985 on 17. September 2017 - 22:32.

    My 'Go To' Cake!

    I've made this cake several times now. Using dark chocolate & milk chocolate & the cakes are always delicious. Thankyou so much for sharing xxx

    My Daughter's 1st Birthday Cake!My Daughter's 1st Birthday Cake!

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  • Very delicious, very chocolatey, indulgent cake.

    Submitted by Kfitz on 4. September 2017 - 09:17.

    Very delicious, very chocolatey, indulgent cake.

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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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