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what is mud cake, exactly?

post #1 of 55
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I have seen many cakes that were described as mud cakes here in the gallery. I searched recipes and there seems to be a lot of variation. What makes something a mud cake, and can anyone recommend a good recipe for it? Since I don't know what it's supposed to be like, I don't know which recipe to choose. I take it you can make a white choc. or dark chocolate flavor?
Thanks, guys!
post #2 of 55
You can make much more than those three! I have over 20 varieties on offer to my clients icon_biggrin.gif

Basically, a mud cake is very dense, has a tight crumb, does not crumb when you cut it, and carves best of any cake type. They ALL have melted chocolate in them.

A mud cake is made by mixing your liquids into your dry ingredients. You melt chocolate, butter, and your other liquids (eg coconut milk) in a saucepan, then add to your flour and cocoa and sugar etc.

Hope this helps. When looking for a recipe to try, I'd recommend using an Australian recipe - simply because they are our stock in trade, so we know our mud cakes icon_smile.gif

Start with a google search for Australian Women's Weekly.

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post #3 of 55
Sounds somewhat like an American brownie.
post #4 of 55
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Evoir. I'll do some googling and see what I can find!
post #5 of 55
This may seem obvious to other people, but when the recipes on the Australian Women's Weekly site says, "whisk" does it really mean to whisk it or does it mean to mix it?
post #6 of 55
Cheatize , I use a whisk to mix my mudcakes with, I find that it combines the wet and dry together better.
post #7 of 55
I use a whisk too icon_smile.gif

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post #8 of 55
another important thing to know about a mudcake is that they should never be eaten fresh. I never cut mine until at least the third day . I usually bake monday or Tuesday for a Saturday wedding . They are usually good to eat two weeks after the wedding unrefrigerated. I ganache and fondant my cakes.
post #9 of 55
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

another important thing to know about a mudcake is that they should never be eaten fresh. I never cut mine until at least the third day . I usually bake monday or Tuesday for a Saturday wedding . They are usually good to eat two weeks after the wedding unrefrigerated. I ganache and fondant my cakes.




dawnybird - great to freeze also - the cake doesn't get that *i've just been frozen and thawed* taste about it - as some can.
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post #10 of 55
I just watched this on Youtube..."How to make Chocolate Mud Cake". For those of you that do make it, can you comment on whether this would be a good recipe to use?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNjeEx92rTA

Thanks!! icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 55
yep that is a pretty standard mud recipe, however I would add a tablespoon of instant coffee into the wet mix .

I also just let it cool in the saucepan and then add my dry ingredients into there , why wash up another bowl when it isn't necessary.
post #12 of 55
Thanks for the answers! I printed a couple of recipes to try some day when I have the time.
post #13 of 55

Do you have a good recipe for mud cake?

post #14 of 55

Hi everyone!

 

I've been reading all about mud cakes and was wondering, are mud cakes and fudge cakes the same? How are they different if not? I've made a fudge cake before that for some reason didn't become fudgy until after a few days, am thinking of trying out a mud cake as I need a good sturdy cake I can carve...

post #15 of 55

Here is an updated video of Nicko's mud cake listed above last August.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_490021&feature=iv&src_vid=qNjeEx92rTA&v=hrzXdVP5mHw

 

My question to Australian bakers is about the use of both plain flour and self-raising flours. What is the advantage of using the combination rather than one or the other?
 

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