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Trans-Continental Baking Experiment - A Chocolate Mud Cake

A chocolate mud cake made with 50% whole wheat flour and full of chocolatey goodness! A perfect dessert idea!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, british


  • 350 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 225 grams butter
  • 600 ml water
  • 3 eggs (I suggest use 4)
  • 400 grams castor sugar
  • 400 grams self raising flour (I used half maida, half atta and 1.5 tsp of baking powder)

Truffle Mixture

  • 120 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 100 grams butter
  • 300 grams icing sugar sifted

Chocolate Glaze

  • 225 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 165 ml whipping cream


  • Grease and line a 23cm/9" round cake tin. Preheat oven to 170C/325F.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate, butter and water. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Gradually beat cooled chocolate mixture into eggs.
  • Whisk sugar and flour into chocolate mixture, continue beating until smooth and well blended.
  • Pour mixture into cake tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
  • Turn cake onto wire rack to cool.
  • For truffle mixture: In a bowl over a pan of simmering water melt chocolate, stirring frequently. Cool slightly, then stir icing sugar, butter and cream until well blended.
  • For chocolate glaze: In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate and cream, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Keep warm.
  • Assembling:
  • Cut cooled mud cake into layers.
  • Spread truffle mixture between layers with a palette knife. Reserve some mixture to finish round the edges of the cake.
  • Position cake on wire cake rack and pour warm glaze over the top.With a palette knife to spread glaze to cover top and side evenly.
  • Put remaining truffle mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle. Pipe a decorative border around the edge of the cake.


Please hop over to the rest of the gorgeous women, A, GM, Trish and Smitha to see their versions of the Trans-Continental Baking Experiment - A Chocolate Mud Cake.
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