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Varoma Chocolate Mudcake



24 portion(s)

Cake Mix

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g hard butter cut into cubes
  • 35 g shot of expresso coffee, you could use a table spoon of instant coffee
  • 200 g water
  • 340 g plain flour
  • 30 g cocoa
  • 0.5 teaspoon Bi Carb Soda
  • 490 g raw sugar
  • 4 eggs ( large)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence or Vanilla Paste
  • 150 g buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Ganache

  • 300 g dark chocolate, I like to use a mix of milk & dark chocolate
  • 100 g thickened cream

Recipe's preparation

    Cake Mix
  1. Check to make sure your silicone mould fit in the varoma with the tray & lids. ( I use individual moulds but you can use a 20 cm round silicone cake mould also)

    Cover the Varoma lid with foil to ensure it catches the condensation

    Place sugar in the bowl & blitz for 10 sec/speed 10

    Add the chocolate & butter (2 cm cubes) & again blitz for 20 ec/Closed lid/speed 10

    Add coffee, and water to the TM bowl & mix 3 mins/37 degrees/speed 2

    Add olive oil, vanilla, buttermilk, flour, cocoa, bi carb, & baking powder & mix 30 secs/Closed lid/ speed 4

    Add the eggs & mix for 1 min/Closed lid/speed 3

    Scrap sides and then mix for another 30secs/Closed lid/speed 4

    Lightly spray moulds with olive oil & place into the varoma.

    Pour mixture into prepared moulds. (I use an icecream scoop to ensure equal amounts). Fill to just over half way. I had left over mix see TIPS

    Add 500g of cold tap water to your bowl & set up your varoma.

    Steam for 50 mins/varoma temp/speed 2.

    (the first time you make these steam in 20 min bursts as everyone has different shapes & sized moulds which can have different cook times check with a skewer)

    Once cooked remove the varoma & set aside to cool

  2. Chocolate Ganache
  3. Add Chocolate ( 2 cm cubes) and blitz 10 sec/Closed lid/speed 10

    Scrape down the sides & add the cream in cook for 2 mins/50 degrees/speed 3

    Traditionally you would allow to cool before spreading over your cakes I like to drizzle warm ganache over mine it adds a fudgey texture to them plus it looks pretty tmrc_emoticons.)


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I made 2 x 20 cm square baked cakes & 6 stars in the varoma with this recipe as is.

There was a lot of mix left over so you can halve if needed I greased & lined a 20 cm square cake tin & poured the remaining mix into it & baked for 1.5 hours on 150 degrees as an experiment.

If you have the time to cook in cycles defiantly steam them all as the oven baked is still soft & moist however the steamed ones are at least 100 times better.

When cooked through, remove cake from oven, add a slice of bread to the top and allow to cool in the pan.

When the cake has cooled to room temperature, remove the slice of bread & take it out of the pan.  ( The slice of bread stops the top of the cake getting dry)

This recipe was inspired from Sarah71 best ever mudcake recipe & jo fro quirky cookings steamed chocolate mudcakes

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  • Because this is a steamed cake is it still quite...

    Submitted by Missguidedcook on 7. June 2017 - 10:28.

    Because this is a steamed cake, is it still quite firm for decorating for a birthday? Like with fondant?

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  • How to adapt to TM5?

    Submitted by regina4thermomix on 26. January 2017 - 15:50.

    How to adapt to TM5?

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  • How do you put the alfoil

    Submitted by Rubyblue on 1. December 2016 - 13:10.

    How do you put the alfoil on..... on the inside of the lid or on the outside?! I have made some butter cakes in the Veroma but the condensation nearly ruined them!

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  • Hi can you use full cream

    Submitted by JaneXmas on 21. February 2015 - 15:28.

    Hi can you use full cream milk instead of butter milk?

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  • So easy and tasty. Next time

    Submitted by kazimon on 29. January 2014 - 21:33.

    So easy and tasty. Next time I'll halve it though, it does make a lot.

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  • I've just made this cake and

    Submitted by Jo How on 26. January 2014 - 18:14.

    I've just made this cake and it was the first time I've made one in the Varoma. It is beautiful! It made 2 full sized cakes so plenty for everyone (or half for the freezer in this case!). I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly

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