Chocolate mud cake recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 16-18
  2. Takes 30 minutes to make, 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes to cook, plus cooling
  3. Rating

This is the ultimate chocolate cake. Enjoy it best as a dessert or have a sliver with a cup of tea.

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Chocolate mud cake


  1. 250g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  2. 200g dark chocolate
  3. 1 tbsp espresso powder
  4. 100ml whole milk
  5. 250g self-raising flour
  6. 40g cocoa powder
  7. 250g caster sugar
  8. 4 large free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 150ml soured cream

  11. For the ganache
  12. 150g milk chocolate
  13. 150g dark chocolate
  14. 100ml double cream
  15. 50g unsalted butter


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/gas 3. Grease and line a deep, 23cm round loose-bottomed cake tin, then set aside. Melt the chocolate, butter, espresso powder and milk in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. 2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl, then add the caster sugar. Fold into the chocolate mixture along with the eggs, vanilla extract and soured cream.
  3. 3. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. The cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with some moist crumbs sticking to it but not any raw cake batter. Set aside to cool completely in the tin.
  4. 4. To make the ganache, melt the ingredients together, stirring occasionally, in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool. Spread evenly all over with the ganache, swirling it into attractive patterns.

Nutritional info

Per serving (based on 18): 478kcals, 31.2g fat (18.7g saturated), 7.7g protein, 44.5g carbs (32.4g sugars), 0.8g salt, 3.6g fibre

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March 12

got to try this one has it look lovely yum


February 12

Very gd

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