Mud Cake

    Mud Cake

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    A mud cake is a very rich chocolate cake with chocolate icing. It's best made in a rectangular pan so you can serve small squares at a gathering.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 cake

    • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 375g butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
    • 1 1/2 cups pecans, diced
    • 3 3/4 cups icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk

    Directions
    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 23x33cm baking tin.
    2. Cream together 1/3 cup of the cocoa, white sugar and 250g of the butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat well.
    3. Mix flour, baking powder, coconut and chopped pecans together. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Let cake cool completely then ice with chocolate icing.
    5. Chocolate Icing

    6. Beat together the icing sugar, the remaining 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 125g butter. Continue to beat and add enough evaporated milk to make icing spreadable.
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    I USED THIS RECIPE 4 YEARS AGO AND EVERYONE LOVED IT FOR THANKSGIVING. I DIND'T MAKE IT THE NEXT YEAR AND I HEARD ABOUT IT. SO IVE HAD TO MAKE IT EVER SINCE THEN. INSTANT HOLLIDAY TRADITION! AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SAY ITS TOO DRY TRY ABOUT ONE THIRD CUP VEGETABLE OIL.  -  24 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    21

    Yes indeed...this is a very rich cake. I love chocolate and marshmallow cream and they pair up perfectly in this dessert. My son loves sweets as much as I do, but he can only eat a small portion of this...as it is very rich!! If you find your icing difficult to spread...zap it in the microwave for a few seconds, and it'll spread like butter. Thanks Amy.  -  06 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    Quite good. I had a recipe similar, but it disappeared; this is much better! I didn't use as much marshmallow fluff as the recipe called for, and it was HARD to spread the chocolate frosting over the marshmallow, but never mind, it was great!  -  27 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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