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Chocolate Mud Cake

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with a Chocolate Ganache
Course Baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 kg cake
Author Foodcow


Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk with one tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Heavy cream-¾ cup
  • Chocolate-bitter sweet-½ cup
  • Black coffee-1 tablespoon


  • Add one table spoon of vinegar in moderately hot milk and set aside
  • Mix the dry ingredients-flour,baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Boil one cup of water and add in the dry ingredients.
  • Next add the vegetable oil and the milk with vinegar and with a spatula/lladle or with a hand mixer combine all the ingredients
  • The batter is a little more fluid than normal cake batter but don't worry about it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve as it is or let it cool and frost it with Chocolate Ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces.They should be smaller or around than 1 cm each
  • Heat the cream in a sauce pan or microwave till bubbling.
  • Add the chocolate and let it stand for 2 minutes.Add in the black coffee.
  • Mix till the chocolate has fully dissolved. Refrigerate for 2 hours before spreading on the cake,


#The timing given depends on the type of pan you are using-its depth, material,color etc so keep an eye on the cake after the 30 minutes mark and keep checking it every 5 minutes or so.
#Usually this cake is done if the middle looks cooked and is not liquid looking.
This cake gets done almost a few minutes before the skewer can actually come out clean.It should be slightly "undercooked" as compared to the other cakes.
#If you don't want to use coffee in Ganache you can use milk.
#While mixing the ganache if you see chocolate pieces that haven't melted just microwave the mix for 15-20 seconds in the microwave and it should do the trick