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.


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

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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