Chocolate mud cake or sim to feed 160

catzwhiskaz, Dec 16, 3:26am
at a wedding - reciepes please

tortenz, Dec 16, 3:35am
ahh... doing that tomorrow :)Making 160 mud cupcakes for a wedding.

The recipe I'm using can be found here : Just search 'mud cake' on the page.

I did work out how much cake batter I needed to make for that many cupcakes... it works out a lot!I went shopping today and bought 9 blocks of chocolate

punkinthefirst, Dec 16, 5:11am
I can recommend this recipe from elsewhere on here.


While this isn't, strictly speaking, a Mudcake, it is 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.

It makes about a 9 inch round x 3 inch tall cake, but you can treble the recipe to make one 11 inch cake plus a 6 inch cake. You can also bake it in thinner layers and put together with ganache. I also tend to cover it with ganache (equal quantities of dark chocolate and cream, melted together and cooled til thick enough to use. Put the cream in the measuring cup/jug first then add chocolate until the quantity is twice that of the cream. Melt over hot water, then cool til it is spreading consistency)
If the bride wants a white wedding cake, you can cover this with fondant in the usual way. Two layers will be needed, usually.
I tested a lot of chocolate and mud cakes before my son's wedding. I made this one in 6 layers (2x12", 2x 9 1/2" and 2x 6") with chocolate ganache filling and covering and decorated it with scarlet and gold flowers. It was stunning..... and not a crumb was left behind!!

rosathemad, Dec 16, 8:42am
This also makes a mighty wedding cake - I have used it for several, and originally got it from a friend who had made many with it:

As an indication, a single recipe would easily feed 60 or more in wedding cake sized slices (i.e. small squares) - so three batches would do you easily. :-)

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