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Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake

Prep

20 MINS

Bake

1hr

Serves

10-12

Difficulty

Medium
Chocolate Mud Cake

About

This chocolate mud cake is a true feast for any chocolate lover! Soft and fluffy chocolate sponge covered in rich and extra-chocolatey ganache. This bake is ideal for any celebrations or gatherings and would make a fantastic and delicious centrepiece at your family table!

made using

Pure Cane Caster Sugar

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE RECIPE

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 C (140C fan). Grease and line 9' (23cm) round loose-bottom cake tin and set aside.

Step 2

Melt the chocolate, butter, espresso powder and milk in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, then set aside.

Step 3

Sift the flour and cocoa into a large bowl, then add the sugar and mix to combine. Fold this into the chocolate mixture, followed by the eggs, vanilla and soured cream.

Step 4

Pour the batter into the cake tin and smooth the top with the back of the spoon or a spatula. Bake for 1 hour, or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with some crumbs still attached to it, but no raw batter. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely.

Step 5

To make the ganache, place the cubed butter and chopped chocolate in a medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and stir in the cream. Keep mixing until you have smooth and glossy ganache. Set it aside and allow it to cool and to firm up until it has spreadable consistency (about an hour or so, you can also place the ganache in the fridge to speed this up).

Step 6

Slice the cake in half horizontally. Spread about 1/3 of the chocolate ganache on top of one of the sponges, then place another sponge on top of it. Use the remaining ganache to cover the top and the sides of the cake. Use spatula or the back of the spoon to create the pretty ganache swirls.

Step 7

You can decorate the cake with some sprinkles, mini chocolates, or some whipped cream. Slice & enjoy!

Ingredients – 10 items

Serving

1

For the Sponge

Butter

Unsalted butter

250 g
Chocolate

Dark chocolate

200 g
Coffee

Espresso powder

1 tbsp
Milk

Whole milk

100 ml
Flour

Self raising flour

250 g
Cocoa-powder

Cocoa powder

50 g
Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar

250 g
Eggs

Large eggs

Lightly beaten

4
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Soured cream

150 ml

For the Chocolate Ganache

Butter

Butter

Cubed

150 g
Chocolate

Chocolate

Chopped, dark or milk or both

180 g
Cream

Double cream

150 ml

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Ingredients

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Fairtrade Golden Caster Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar 75 g
Flour Self raising flour 75 g
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Eggs Egg 1
Olive-oil Olive oil 60ml

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Sour cream 150 g
Eggs 1
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Step 2

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Step 3

For the base, whisk the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar and the egg with the oil until thick and creamy.

Step 4

Put the hazelnuts and flour into a food processor and whiz until the nuts are finely chopped, then fold into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and level, then bake for 20 minutes.

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Step 7

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.
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