Chocolate Fudge Mud Cake …
Ingredients …
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g good quality dark cooking chocolate (I used Nestle Plaistowe)
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • Ganache Ingredients …
  • 150g good quality dark cooking chocolate (I used Nestle Plaistowe)
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons full cream
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced). Lightly spray a deep 20cm round cake tin with cooking spray then line the base and the sides of the tin with baking paper. Don’t skip lining the sides of the tin or the cake may be dry around the edges. Don’t be tempted either to use a shallow cake tin or it will overflow when cooking.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar and caster sugar together.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  4. Melt chocolate over a double boiler, remove from heat and stir into the cake mixture.
  5. Add self-raising flour and mix until just combined.
  6. Pour cake mix into prepared tin and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Don’t overcook … the cake is meant to be moist and dense on the inside.
  7. Remove from oven once cooked and allow to sit in tin for 5 minutes. Remove from tin, removing baking paper and allow to cool on wire rack.
  8. Once cool, ice with ganache.
  9. To make the ganache, melt the chocolate gently over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add 3 tablepoons of the cream. If the chocolate Is too thick, add a little more cream.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at