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Best ever chocolate cake

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Serves 16

Lovely moist rich chocolate cake that can also be used for muffins

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  • For Cake:
  • 350 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 225 grams butter
  • 600 ml water or fruit juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 grams castor sugar
  • 400 grams self raising flour
  • Truffle Mixture:
  • 120 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 100 grams butter
  • 300 grams sifted icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp double or whipping cream
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 225 grams dark chocolate pieces
  • 165 ml double or whipping cream


    1. Grease and line a 23cm/9" round cake tin. Preheat oven to 170C/325F. This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin not a springform tin. Line tin with baking paper, this will make the cake easier to remove from the tin, no sticking to the sides
    2. For the Cake: In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate, butter and water. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool slightly
    3. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Gradually beat cooled chocolate mixture into eggs
    4. Whisk sugar and flour into chocolate mixture, continue beating until smooth and well blended
    5. Pour mixture into cake tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean
    6. Turn cake onto wire rack to cool
    7. Truffle mixture: In a bowl over a pan of simmering water melt chocolate, stirring frequently. Cool slightly, then stir in icing sugar, butter and cream until well blended.
    8. Chocolate Glaze: In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate and cream, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Keep warm
    9. Assembling The Cake: Cut cooled mud cake into layers. Spread truffle mixture between layers with a palette knife. Position cake on wire cake rack and pour warm glaze over the top.

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13th Aug, 2010
This is a great hit with the family and I have made both a cake version and muffins. Also for a Caramel Mud Cake I replaced the dark chocolate with white chocolate and the castor sugar with brown sugar
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