Tuesday, 12 May 2009

RECIPE: WHITE CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE


This is the cake from my daughter's birthday. I got the recipe from Exclusively Food and it has got to be one of the best WHITE CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE I have tasted. I iced it with a SOUR CREAM AND WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE and used Wilton™ ready made chocolate paste to make some zigzag patterns on the top to give the cake a nice contrast.


Ingredients – Makes an 18 - 20 in round/square cake

300g Cadbury Dream™ white chocolate
200g butter
250ml milk
165g castor sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract (see my GLOSSARY post on VANILLA)
2 large eggs (60g eggs used) – lightly beaten
100g self raising flour
150g plain flour

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C (145°C if using a fan forced oven).

Grease the cake tin and line the sides and base with baking paper.

Place chocolate, butter, milk and sugar in a large saucepan and stir consistently over low heat until the chocolate and butter have melted. Allow mixture to cool at room temperature for about 15 mins.

Add the vanilla and eggs to the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.

Sift the flours together in a large bowl. Add a 1/3 of the choc mixture to flours and stir until a smooth paste forms. Repeat with another 1/3 of the mixture, mix well and add the remaining 1/3. This gradual addition prevents lumps from forming.

Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1h 10m to 1h 20m. When the cake is ready, a sharp fine bladed knife inserted into the centre of the cake should come out without any batter stuck to it. Allow to cool for at least 6 hours before icing with either a SOUR CREAM AND WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE or WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTER ICING.

Note: This cake makes a great dessert to top off a great dinner party. Serve with good quality coffee.

7 comments:

Tastes of Home said...

Hi VG! how are u??!! sorry for my long absence..thanks for your comment on the kam heong crab 'drama' haha

love the cake! looks great..I have not baked in such a long time! hehe

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. mouthwatering & tempting.. great click..

VG said...

Hi Jen...welcome back. Yes the 'crab' saga was funny. Some people have nothing better to do than criticise. Thanks for the comment on the cake. I too haven't baked for sometime due to illness but I had no choice because of my daughter's birthday.

Thank you Priya. And how are you my dear? Sorry i haven't been blog hopping for some time. I'll come over soon, I promise. Would love to see what's been cooking in your kitchen.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow soft and yum......

Tastes of Home said...

hi again VG - haha I wonder who that person is..to have so much time to do stuff like that haha

hope ur ok now? take care! xxoo

jen

VG said...

Hi Lubna, thank you. How are you are my dear friend?

Jen,Yes, I wonder who the nutter is!!! I am much better than what I was but still tire very easily. Hugs too my friend.

Katelyn said...

Ok,
so i've been wanting to make a white chocolate mudcake for quite some time now, and after trying to find the 'ideal recipe', i stumbled across your blog.

AMAZING is all i can say.
I made this for a get together with some old friends who came round for a catch up.
I was going to use the sour cream icing, but didnr have any in the house!

however, the butter cream was sill amazing.
i topped it off with dark and milk chocolate dipped strawberries and crusehd honeycomb.

the cake was so moist!
where on earth did you find this recipe??

thank you.
Katelyn xx