Thursday, May 13, 2010

White Chocolate Mud Cake

A while ago I did a post about my yummy Chocolate Mud Cakes. My friend Broni, (Hi) asked about how to tweak the recipe to make it a white chocolate mud cake instead of using dark chocolate. I have never been much of a recipe "tweaker". Fortunately, I have got a recipe for a very yummy white chocolate mud cake too so here it is. Just for you Broni :-)
(I know I am recycling the photo here but I didn't have anymore - plus I think this one probably actually was a white chocolate mud cake)
Total cooking time:   1 3/4 hours

250 grams unsalted butter
150 grams white chocolate
2 cups caster sugar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs

Grease and line base and sides of cake pan with one thickness of baking paper, bringing paper 5cm above side of pan. Combine chopped butter, chopped chocolate, sugar and milk in saucepan; stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and sugar dissolved. Transfer mixture to a bowl; cool 15 minutes.
Stir in sifted flours, essence and lightly beaten eggs. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake in moderately slow oven (160 degrees C) for 1 3/4 hours. Cover cake with foil halfway through baking if cake is over-browning. Cake will develop a thick sugary crust during baking; test for firmness by touching with fingers about 5 minutes before end of baking time. Then, test with skewer. Cool cake in pan.

tip The cake will keep will for 1 week in an airtight container; or, it can be frozen for 3 months.

These are my tips from the other mud cake post. Check this post too for the ganache recipe.
Use eating chocolate for a fudgy texture to your mud cake. I just use the supermarket brand chocolate. Not the really cheap stuff, the next price up from that :-).
If cutting the dome off the top and slicing the cake horizontally to decorate and fill, make sure the cake is cold from the fridge to avoid breaking. If it does break, try "gluing" it back together with the ganache.

So there you are. Another yummy cake recipe to cook up. I actually use this one more than the other because it's not quite as rich and it is a lot quicker to make up I think. It's much the same as a cupcake recipe version I have. Perhaps I will do a few more cake recipes on here. I have a caramel mud cake recipe too. Anybody interested in that? Can't remember if I've made that one before or not.

Esther and Ellamay are turning 6 next month so it is probably a good time to start talking about cakes.

Hope to be back soon with another finished project. That's if I can get everyone into bed and asleep for a night or two.

1 comment:

  1. Hey I'm on your blog! I feel so special:):)
    Thanks so much, I'll let you know how I go with it!