today for just £13.50 – that's HALF PRICE! I jhope thiscake will somehow cook through as it is my first ever try in covering a cake with fondant and i want it to look good. Hi Nana. Hi Claire I’ve just put the cake in the oven. If you do use the smaller tins, just make sure you check the cake at least 15 minutes (even 30 minutes) earlier and then every 5-10 mins so it doesn’t burn. Unfortunately it’s not an inexpensive cake to make. I’m so sorry it was so burnt! Once everything is combined, pour the batter into the tin. Oh. Haha yes you’re quite right, it’s not something you could have every day. This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I plan on making it for a friend’s birthday. Hope you dont mind me asking – if you skipped the coffee did you still add the water? The top cracked but the cake was still delicious and moist while not being under-cooked. The second time I tried to be a bit more patient and the frosting was set more. Just made this cake for a friend and it is amazing!!!! Hi Erin. Yay to the Birthday cake queen! You’ll find cocoa in the baking aisle near the flour. Good luck! I use bakels gluten free flour and Whittaker’s 70% cocoa ‘Dark Ghana’ chocolate for the cake, and 62% cocoa for the icing ( a bit sweeter with a heady bitterness quotient, great balance with the brown sugar) also, coffee is great but my most recent bake of this cake I replaced the coffee with fresh squeezed orange juice and 1/3 less caster sugar for balance, tastes even more unbelievable with a citrus twist to the palate. Happy Birthday Alfie! I found it to be very sticky, thick and it kind of just glugged together… didn’t ‘pour’ into the cake tin, I had to physically scoop out every little bit of it and pat it down…. I ended up having to cut the sides off because they were burnt but it was definitely salvageable! Please can you kindly let me know? Is that normal? Will definitely be making again. Hi, this cake has such great reviews I’m planning on making it for easter. I would probably make a chocolate buttercream for the middle and maybe stick a couple of skewers through the two layers just to make sure they hold. Oh unfortunately that can happen depending on ovens and tins. THANKS! Will certainly be trying a piece with the next batch. I hope you like it! I baked this cake last night and I am yet to ice it. I made it just last weekend for Will’s Birthday. I’m not entirely sure but I’d say about 5 cups. Hope it works out! The cake was delicious, I used a 24cm springform. I made this cake for a birthday and threw it away as there was no way I could serve it. Lol! Thanks Clair. I’d start checking on it at the usual time and then every 5-10 minutes. I have indeed. Hi Claire! You can also make the cake up to 3 months in advance and freeze it. A – I’m not a fan of coffee and I have to say you can’t taste it at all. It now is pretty much exactly like my fave dessert from my favorite restaurant :) I am a happy girl indeed ! Learn to to create 11 easy, tasty meals using just 12 basic ingredients from your pantry & freezer - no running to the shops. Let it bubble up … I think I could almost eat the whole cake in one sitting! Hi Sasha, Yes you will need to increase the baking time for a bigger tin. I have made this cake twice now, it’s very yummy, however I found that it sinks really low in the middle, making the middle of the cake really thin. I would be more inclined to cook a few separate cakes and connect them together to make a cross. Would love to see your version. Definite choco haze engulfing! I’m looking to use the recipe for a 3 tiered birthday cake. Thanks Claire for your wonderful recipe…it’s one of the quickest and easiest I’ve ever tried too.. Yay! Also the batter was so liquidy that it leaked through the springform baking pan and i had to transfer it to a regular baking tin. I’ve been decorating cakes for a couple years now, I started making cakes for friends and family and it’s quickly turning into a business! I’m not a coffee drinker either. Happy Birthday to your niece! I’m not sure about the cocoa though. Some of my cake batter leaked out of my springform tin so if your tin doesn’t seal really well, you might want to put your tin on a baking tray lined with foil or baking paper or wrap your springform tin in foil. Is it possible to reduce the quantity of butter in it as some of family members have high cholestrol levels? First I shared with you my recipe for a deliciously easy Dairy Free Chocolate Cake.Next came my all-time favourite Flourless Chocolate Cake.. Just last month, I shared with you my Chocolate Buttermilk Cake and now we’re moving on to deliciously rich Chocolate Mud Cake. It will be sure to be a winner! in step 3 , you say to mix untill sugar dissolves, but that seems to take forever, how long do you think this would normally take? Hi Ash. Hi Tatum. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong! Dissolved in the water? I would like to make it for my daughters 1st bday but want to make a trial one first. Only one way to find out I suppose! Takes 30 minutes to make, 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes to cook, plus cooling, 250g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing. But I just tasted a bit of it and its a bit bitter even after adding 450gms of sugar (thats a LOT). Yay! I think it would be a bit of trial and error as there is so much butter in the recipe. I’d love it if you’d share it on my Facebook page? Glad it was a hit! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, tips, tricks and tools for making life simpler, more natural and more connected and see what’s new around here (so that you never miss a new recipe, tip or trick)! I’d strongly advise lining them as well as greasing them. and this should be ok to cut it off when I am icing it? Its absolutely divine and everyone loves it. The birthday girl loves both mud cakes and white chocolate, so do you think the cake would work covered in white chocolate ganache? I have to tell you as well that it ended up being an ‘orange’ orange cake haha not a carrot. Butter springform pans and line bottom of each with a round of wax paper. Hi claire. You most certainly can make it a day in advance in fact I would recommend it! Yum! Not a word. So it wasn’t particularly easy for me and it definitely didn’t turn out perfect…. Find my version on my blog. Hello! Im making it again in a few weeks for my sons first birthday soooo good. Hope that helps! This cake will now be a permanent cake in the cafe as its so easy to make. Hi Emma. I think I am going to try with a thiner layer of your icing, because it is so good! Sorry you didn’t like it. Saw your blog, cake is in the oven smells divine. Good luck! I’ve made this lots of times, everyone always loves it and i get asked to make it alot! There looks to be an overly large ratio of sugar in this recipe- is it very sweet? i attempted this recipie and it didnt work out at all. I need it to feed 40 people so was thinking I’ll do two layers (cook two cakes) but wondering how to stick them together. Your 12 ingredients, 11 recipes eBook + 1-week meal plan and shopping list are on their way to your inbox. I’m not sure about the gas oven. Anyone cooked this in a Gas Oven, as have new gas oven and not sure what to expect. He is a mad chocolate fan and also choc pepermint fan so my thought was to make two cakes with a layer of bright green pepermint ganache in the middle do you think this will work or will the mud cake on top be to heavy for the ganache? It’s sort of a cross between… I probably wouldn’t use it to carve anything fancy but it’s not too crumbly. We won't send you spam. Yes you can put fondant on top of the icing although I haven’t tried it. i followed all the instructions and did everything right. Live your blog! 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