Chocolate Mud Cake

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Chocolate Mud CakeThis is a very rich and decadent chocolate cake. A very small piece goes a long way. Even though it is a moist cake it does need some cream to tone down the richness!  Yummy!

The recipe called for a 22cm (8.5 inch) tin but I only had a 7 inch tin so after one hour 10 minutes I carefully placed some foil over the top (you don’t need to ‘tuck’ it down – just let it lie flat on top of cake tin), turned the oven down one notch and let it cook for a further 20 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes in total).

Remember that if you use a smaller tin than the recipe suggests you need to turn down the oven slightly and cook longer.  If you use a bigger tin, you don’t need to cook as long. It’s best to always follow the recipe but sometimes it’s not always possible!

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake
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Serves: 10 slices
  • 375g butter (softened)
  • 230g soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 300g plain flour (sifted)
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • 80g cocoa (double sifted)
  • 200g dark chocolate (melted)
  • 180ml milk
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3.
  2. Gently melt the chocolate in a basin over the top of simmering boiling water (do not allow the water to touch the basin otherwise the chocolate becomes bitter).
  3. Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and using an electric mix beat for 8 – 10 minutes or until light and creamy.
  4. Add the whisked eggs to the creamed butter and sugar a little at a time until well incorporated.
  5. Add the sifted flour, double sifted cocoa, melted chocolate and milk and gently fold until all the ingredients are incorporated well together.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a 8.5 inch round tin that has been well greased and lined with non-stick baking paper.
  7. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the tin.
  9. To serve – dust with sifted cocoa and serve with cream.


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7 comments on “Chocolate Mud Cake

  1. Archana

    The cake looks delicious.I am planning to make it today for my friend who I am meeting after 3 years.

    Did you add the eggs while beating the butter and sugar?
    Is over mark 3, 350 F?

  2. Linda Post author

    I’ve updated the recipe as I’d missed out when the eggs should be added!

    The eggs should be added after creaming together the butter and sugar. They should be added a little at a time incorporating well between each addition.

    Yes – Gas mark 3 is 350 F.

    Hope you have a lovely time with your friend!

    1. Teena Duke

      Hi Linda, hope you are still around.. but there is nowhere in these directions as to when the baking powder is added?.. I would believe it would be in with the flour..?
      Thanks Teena.


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