So it's my 15 year olds birthday and when I asked her what cake she would like she mentioned a store bought Mud Cake. As you can imagine I was horrified (hahahaha) but in truth most of the mud cakes I have come across have failed to live up to our expectation. So I decided to do one last search and glad I did. Found this absolute winner and converted it. Totally not my recipe but just made it easier by Thermomixing it up! Good news is it passed the test today so crisis averted :) Hope you guys enjoy it too. Eb x
- 250g butter (chopped)
- 200g dark chocolate in pieces
- 375g coffee/water (I did 2 x nespresso shots topped up with water or you could do 1-2 tsp instant in water)
- 400g sugar
- 175g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 50g cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 180° and oil and line a springform pan. I used a 28cm pan.
Place butter, chocolate and coffee in the bowl and melt for 5 minutes at 50° Speed 1.
Add sugar and cook for 3 minutes at 60° Speed 2.
Add flour, baking powder, vanilla and cocoa and mix on Speed 4, while blades are on crack eggs into the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat for 10 seconds if necessary.
Pour into pan and bake for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Set aside to cool and top with your favourite icing. I did ganache.