Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Make Mom's Day On Sunday With Chocolate Mud Cake!!

This is one of my favourite chocolate recipes. It's easy, it's scrummy and it gets you Brownie Points from anyone who is lucky enough to get a piece of it!

I found this recipe in a supermarket magazine. (Asda)

  • 200g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 200g good quality dark chocolate - at least 70% cocoa.
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 30cm x 16cm baking tray with baking paper, greased and lightly floured. Or use baking parchment.

2 Cube the butter and break up the chocolate. Put in a glass bowl placed over a pan of simmering water and gently melt. Remove from the pan.

3 Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and mousse-like, then add the chocolate mixture and whisk again.

4 Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool, then remove from the tin.

  • Don't use cooking chocolate. It contains a lot of additives and is designed to be glossy when melted and re-set. Since the chocolate here is in the cooking, no need to worry about it's being glossy. Just go for the good quality stuff!!
  • When the cake is cooked, it will have a crust over what looks like goo! No worries. It will set some more as it cools.
  • Absolutely scrummy served with mascarpone and toasted flaked almonds.


Homeopath said...

these look fantastic!!!

AnnaEsse said...

They are! You would hardly believe how scrummy they turn out to be. Don't try to eat them with your fingers unless you want to be licking choc off them! This is gooey stuff!!