Mud Cake with Caramel Icing

Mud Cake with Caramel Icing


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A new take on the traditional chocolate mud cake....YUM!


Serves: 12 

  • 250g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 200g white chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 2 cups (440g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 375ml water
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • For the caramel icing
  • 125g unsalted butter,chopped
  • 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 80ml milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar

Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease a deep 22cm round cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper.
  2. Combine the butter, chocolate, sugar and water in a medium saucepan; stir over low heat until mixture is smooth.Transfer mixture to a large bowl; cool 15 minutes. Whisk in flours then essence and eggs.
  3. Pour cake mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 2 hours. Stand in pan 10minutes; turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  4. For the caramel icing: Melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in the brown sugar and milk. Bring to the boil; simmer,uncovered, for 3 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Gradually stir in icing sugar until frosting is thick.
  5. Place cake on a serving plate; spread cold cake with caramel frosting.

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Reviews (9)


While I have made a cake or twenty in my time, it was also my first time making a mud cake of any kind. All I can say it was very easy, and the result is fantastic. Only one hint is if you plan to use a spring tin, make sure when lined it is water tight as this mix is very very wet. - 05 Jun 2011


what a fantastic recipe. Thought I'd try this one instead of my usual and was shocked at flavor, texture and moisture. Don't make any other one but this. Have to say that I did use 000 plain flour because I didnt have the normal one and this may have contributed to the perfect texture. - 14 Jan 2013


this was my first attempt at making a mud cake and found it was easy and it turned out perfect have made heaps for birthday cakes now - 18 Jan 2010

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