Chocolate Mud Cake
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Recipe type: baking, chocolate
Serves: 15
  • 350 gms dark chocolate pieces - I use Belgium Chocolate nibs
  • 225 gms butter
  • 600ml water
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 gms castor sugar
  • 400 gms self raising flour
  1. Preheat oven to 170ºC/325ºF
  2. Grease and line 9"square or round cake tin. Use a solid tin, not a springform as this is a very runny mixture.
  3. In a saucepan over a low heat, heat the chocolate, water and butter. Stir until meted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  4. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, and gradually add cooled chocolate mixture.
  5. Whisk the sugar and flour into the chocolate mixture and continue beating until
  6. smooth and well blended.
  7. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 50/60minutes or until a skewer
  8. inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.This can take up to 90 minutes, so dont stress if your oven takes longer. This is a very dense cake and therefore can cook for as long as it needs.
  9. Turn cake onto a wire rack to cool.
  10. Slice cake in half and ice.
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