Chocolate Mudcake for wedding cake - recipe?

sminx, Jan 9, 7:15am
I have been asked to make a chocolate mudcake wedding cake. Does anyone have a really good mudcake recipe?

duckmoon, Jan 9, 7:18am
Dana's Chocolate Cake by Sophie Gray is great... I have made it as a trifle recipe.

bluetigerrr, Jan 9, 7:35pm
Wild One Raspberry Mud Cake – from Rocket Kitchen
Published in New Zealand Baker (Dean Brettschneider and Lauraine Jacobs).


435ml hot water
325g softened butter
235g granulated sugar
40g cocoa powder
400g dark chocolate buttons
140g mashed raspberries
5ml raspberry essence (optional)
175g eggs (3. 5)
285g 'Champion' or 'Elfin' self-raising flour

Cake method:

1. Place the hot water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2. Remove from the heat and add butter, then set aside until just melted but still hot.
3. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate in a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk.
4. Add the hot butter and water to the chocolate mixture, whisk on medium speed until smooth then mix in the mashed raspberries and raspberry essence.
5. Add the eggs one at a time while mixing and scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl.
6. Sieve the flour, add to the mixture and whisk on low speed until the mixture is smooth.
7. Pour into a 23cm round loose base cake tin which has the sides and bottom lined with baking paper.
8. Place directly into preheated oven set at 150ºC and bake for 1. 5 hours or until a cake skewer comes out clean.
9. Once cool remove from the cake tin and take off the baking paper. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.


300ml fresh cream
500g dark chocolate buttons

Ganache method:

1. Place the cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate buttons.
3. Stir using a wooden spoon until the buttons have melted.
4. Leave to rest in the saucepan to thicken to pouring consistency - this should take approximately 45 minutes.
5. Place a sheet of baking paper underneath the cooling rack, then slowly pour the ganache over the cake, starting at the centre and moving towards the outside, ensuring that the cake is completely covered (you may need to use a palette knife).
6. Give the cooling rack a shake to allow the ganache to settle evenly on the cake.
7. Once the ganache has finished dripping, carefully lift the covered cake off the cooling rack and place on a serving plate.

bluetigerrr, Jan 9, 7:37pm
Wild One Raspberry Mud Cake – from Rocket Kitchen
Published in New Zealand Baker (Dean Brettschneider and Lauraine Jacobs) - last part, if you want to decorate it.

Chocolate Shards:

375g dark chocolate buttons (1 packet)
375g white chocolate buttons (1 packet)

Chocolate Shards method:

1. Half fill a saucepan with cold water, bring to the boil and remove saucepan from the heat.
2. Break the dark and white chocolate buttons into small pieces and place in separate stainless steel bowls that will fit inside the saucepan of water (one bowl at a time).
3. Place the bowl of dark chocolate in the hot water. Never allow any water to come into contact with the chocolate as this will cause the chocolate to thicken.
4. Stir the chocolate with a clean wooden spoon until it has reached 40ºC and melted. You may need to remove the bowl from the water from time to time to avoid overheating the chocolate. Use chocolate compound at 40ºC to achieve a nice sheen once the chocolate has set. Repeat for the white chocolate.
5. When both chocolates have melted, spread a thin layer (2mm) of each onto a large sheet of baking paper using a palette knife. Allow to nearly set, then using a sharp knife cut into shards. For the dark chocolate shards keep them straight and for the white chocolate shards, cut them in a wave-type pattern.
6. Wait until the chocolate shards have completely set then carefully remove them from the baking paper by sliding a palette knife under each shard. You may need to have a few extra shards to allow for breakage.
7. Using a wide-bladed, pointed knife, pierce the top of the cake where you want to place the white chocolate shards then carefully insert the shards into these holes.
8. Before the ganache is completely set, place the dark chocolate shards around the outside of the cake. Tie a wide ribbon around the outside of the dark chocolate shards.

Notes: You can use plain flour and add baking powder (rather then use self-raising flour). If possible, weigh the eggs (without the shells) to get as close as possible to 175g. Use a 25cm tin for a larger diameter cake (but not as high) and you don't have to make the shards - the cake looks pretty without them. However, once you've made this cake it becomes unbeatable and it is so easy to make - especially without the shards!

punkinthefirst, Jan 10, 11:39am
From elsewhere on here comes this great cake, which is rich and moist :-

This is fantastic for a good rich solid cake suitable for wedding cake or for fondant iced cakes:
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup strong black coffee ( I use the dregs from the plunger)
1 cup buttermilk, milk (or soymilk - doesnt seem to make a difference whether its full-fat or low fat)
1/2 cup soya or salad oil

Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients together, add to dry ingredients, and mix well. Mixture is fairly runny. Bake in a well-lined tin at 180 degrees C for 45 – 60 minutes. Recipe can be doubled for a bigger cake.

griffo4, Jan 10, 11:34pm
punkin what size cake tin do you do this cake in as l have to make a wedding cake soon, TIA

tazzaboy2, Jan 11, 7:42am
mudcake... mmm gaining weight just reading it lol

guest, Aug 6, 2:33am
Wild one raspberry cake!!! Made it! It's Soo goood everyone loved it :)

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