Thursday, 6 November 2008


Mr G saw this recipe on the back of the Nestlé Dark Melts and decided to try it. Verdict – quite nice though not as heavy and rich as the mud cakes you get from the Cheese Cake shop or Michel’s Patisseries. For that very reason, this is my preference. Good job, Mr G for your first effort.

Ironically, it tasted so much nicer the next day and the texture became denser. Therefore, I recommend ‘resting’ the cake at least overnight before consuming it. Here’s the recipe.

1 cup milk
2 tsp lemon juice
½ cup sunflower oil
200 g Nestlé Dark Melts
1 cup hot water
2 tsp Nestlé Instant Coffee
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ cup Nestlé Baking Cocoa
¾ cups sugar
2 eggs – lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 22 cm round cake tin with baking paper.
Combine milk and lemon juice and set aside to sour. You should see the milk separate slightly. Place oil, Nestlé Dark Melts, hot water and Nestlé Instant Coffee in a medium saucepan. Stir over a low heat until mixture is smooth and chocolate has melted. Cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and Nestlé Baking Cocoa. Add in the sugar and mix well. Set aside.

Add eggs to the cooled mixture, mix well and gradually pour in the soured milk. Blend well and add this to the dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Bake for 55 mins or until cooked. There may be a little moist cake mixture on metal skewer when inserted into the centre of the cake; this is normal for Mud cakes. Stand in the tin for 10 mins then turn onto a wire rack to cool. Spread with NESTLÉ CHOCOLATE GLAZE.

BTW, I forgot to take pictures of the cake sliced. I only remembered when it was all gone...duh!


Usha said...

Ooo this looks absolutely fantastic...


Your Mr G is indeed a real darling!

Jan said...

Looks a real good cake!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome, tempting and yummy cake. Where is my share in that??????

VG said...

Thank you Usha. It tastes good too, if I may say.

Jo, Mr G does have his uses, wink!wink!

Thank Jan.

Lubs, sorry....all gone! The next time Mr G makes it, I'll post you some, okay?!

Sayang Suhana said...

darling VG...
long time no see...
look at that shining cherry atop yr heavily-laden-with-chocolate cake!..sinful!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

VG, you know how to win me over. Chocolate. Love the cake. I've found that too, that letting the cake "rest" as you call it sometimes does give it a more intense flavor and texture. Great job. And thank you so much for stopping by my blog and the very nice comments about the book. Everyone's got to earn a living and this is my way. Cooking and baking to my hearts content. Love you. Big hugs.

VG said...

My dearest Ana

Long time no 'hear'. Welcome back. Hope all is good with you. I have missed your lovely recipes and banter.

And yes, quite sinful chocky cake and I love it!

My sweet Teresa - Thank you dear. And good luck with your book. You've got a fan here. xoxo Vin

Pushpa said...

The cherry on top of the cake adds to the appeal. Creative Mr G. I much show this to my other half. He doesnt even know how to break an egg. But on the other hand, better not. He might mess up my kitchen. Disastrous thoughts.

PureGlutton said...

The cake looks really yummylicious! Sinfully rich too! Not sure if we can get Nestle Melts here though...

VG said...

Hi Pushpa and thanks for your feedback.

I had to 'educate' Mr G in the kitchen too - not cooking wise but cleaning! I am a 'wash as you go' person. Mr G USED to be a 'lets let the dishes pile then clean' person! Used to drive me nuts! LOL

Pureglutton - thanks for visiting my blog. Maybe you can find a subsitute for the choc melts.

PureGlutton said...

I have added u to my blogroll :-)

VG said...

Thank you PG - so will I. Pleased to make your acquiantance.

Tastes of Home said...

wow, what a clever Mr G hehe...looks sooo rich and chocolatey! yummy!

VG said...

Thanks ToH. I'll pass on your comments to Mr G.

Zue Murphy said...

I love chocolate cake. Your choc mud cake looks really delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I will try it one day.