Chocolate Mud cake


Chocolate Mud cake

Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


  • 312 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 tsp coffee granules
  • 406 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 688 grams caster sugar
  • 50 ml oil canola or veg
  • 156 ml buttermilk
  • 312 grams butter
  • 235 ml water
  • 38 grams cocoa powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • 188 grams milk chocolate
  • 188 grams dark chocolate
  • 104 ml cream


  • Pre heat oven 160o C for 1 hour For a 16 cm round tin or 14 cm square tin line the bottom and sides with baking paper Sift flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate soda together into a large bowl. Add the caster sugar to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Use a whisk to do this. Place egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Put chocolate, butter coffee and water in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. When chocolate and butter has melted remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg and flour mixture in 3 batches, stirring until combined after each addition. Bake for 1 hour or when a clean skewer is inserted comes out clean. Ganache Place chocolate and cream in a medium pan over a low heat. Stir frequently and remove from heat when chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. If necessary allow the ganache to cool at room temperature to obtain a spreadable consistency.

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