“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food”- Michael Levine.
Baking basics ! If you like baking , a mud cake is definitely one you want to have in your repertoire.
A mud cake is essentially a dense chocolate cake with a tight crumb . Owing to this , it is a great option for building layered cakes and sturdy enough to carve . Also , it stays fresh and delicious for longer and freezes well. Very popular among cake artists.
Even if you are not a cake decorator , a mud cake is perfect for your tea tray or dessert table . Its darkly chocolatey and moist . A wedge of it goes a long way in satisfying any chocolate craving. And it doesn’t demand adornment or embellishment , although any chocolate frosting would be pure cacao Nirvana!
There is no standard recipe or way to make a mud cake. If you google it, you ‘ ll see how recipes and pictures vary wildly! Most recipes involve melting chocolate, mixing liquids and then adding dry ingredients . These cakes are generally baked at a low temperature for a longer time for that sturdy composition and also cooled in the pan for a while in order to avoid it from falling apart.
I like this recipe as the cake it yields has great structure and deep chocolate flavour. And it bakes up in reasonable time – some recipes i saw required baking for upto 2 hours! It is one of the most scrumptious chocolate cakes that I have eaten !
I have been through my share of chocolate cakes (more than any normal person should) and I got to say this mud cake is a keeper all the way. Moist , intense , rich and amazing! Chocolate exemplified !
I aint lying when I say I have been through my share of chocolate cakes . Wacky chocolate cake , tiny chocolate cake , Devil’s food cake , vegan chocolate cake , eggless chocolate snack cake , chocolate sponge cake … should I go on ???