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Chocolate Mud Cake


A dark rich chocolate cake best served with ice-cream or pouring cream.

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  • Cake
  • 125g (4oz) Butter
  • 100g (3½oz) Dark Chocolate
  • 125ml Hot Water
  • 2 tsp Coffee
  • 60ml Liqueur
  • 200g (7oz) Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g (3½oz) Plain Flour
  • 40g (1½oz) Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • For the Filling
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 600g (1.3lbs) Dark Chocolate (broken into chunks)


servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 80mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 160°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3.
Grease and line a 6 inch round tin.

Step 2

Combine butter, chocolate, water, coffee and liqueur in a saucepan and cook over a low heat until butter and chocolate have melted.
Remove from heat and sugar and leave to cool.

Step 3

Sift flour and cocoa over the chocolate mix and fold in egg.
Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out on to a wire cooling rack.

Step 4

For the filling add cream to a saucepan and heat until bubbling around the edges. Stir in the chocolate until it is smooth.

Step 5

Leave to cool until it is firm enough to hold a soft peak. Fill and cover sides and top of the cake.

This cake will appear to be uncooked in the middle if tested with a skewer due to the nature of this cake. To test if this cake is baked through the skewer should have some crumb left on it but not be wet.

For a chocolate orange cake, substitute the water with orange juice and add Cointreau liqueur.
For a light and fluffy version substitute the self-raising flour for plain flour and add 1 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda.

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