Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chocolate Mud Cake

I am so excited about the blog I got this month for the Secret Recipe Club! I got Claire K Creations! It's the home to Claire. She says she hasn't always been adventurous with her food but you would never know. There are so many delicious recipes it was hard for me to pick but I when I read her description about this cake I couldn't resist!


The amount of chocolate in this cake made me understand what makes it so good. This cake is so soft and the ganache on top is creamy, rich and sweet.

I know you make chocolate cakes and you have your 'go to' recipe and you may be thinking, 'not another chocolate cake'. But people, try this!! It's so worth it and it will be your new favorite recipe!


Chocolate Mud Cake
Recipe Source: ClaireKCreations.com

Cake
1 cup & 2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
6oz Semisweet Chocolate
1 1/2 cups Strong Coffee
2 1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 large Eggs
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

Ganache
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup & 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cubed
11oz good-quality Semisweet Chocolate, finely chopped

Cake
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a springform pan.

2. In a small saucepan, put the butter, chocolate and coffee and melt over low heat. Stir until the chocolate has dissolved. Then add the sugar and stir until it's dissolved. Pour into a heat-proof bowl.

3. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Pour over the chocolate mixture and whisk. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. When combined, pour the batter in the cake pan.

4. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool in the pan.

Ganache
1. Put the water, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat to melt. When the mixture begins to boil, remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate and swirl the pan. 

Let it sit for a minute and then whisk until the icing is smooth. Leave it for about 3 hours but continue to whisk every 30 minutes until it's thick. When the cake is completely cooled spread it with the ganache.

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13 comments:

  1. I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at that post. Oh, my! I'm trying to cut back on sugar...but I might have to find a special occasion for which this would be a perfect offering. Thanks for sharing wit the SRC.

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  2. Nothing better than a good chocolate dessert!

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  3. What a double chocolate delight.

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  4. Yummy, you've got me drooling all over the keyboard now. That cake looks divine.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe Meghan. It really is the best chocolate cake isn't it? I hadn't made it for a while but had gotten a few comments on it recently so whipped one up over the weekend. I wish I hadn't because I have no one to share it with and I'm eating it all!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe Meghan. It really is the best chocolate cake isn't it? I hadn't made it for a while but had gotten a few comments on it recently so whipped one up over the weekend. I wish I hadn't because I have no one to share it with and I'm eating it all!

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  7. love your blog design-- and this cake!

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  8. That looks outstanding!! So decadent. Yum!

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  9. That cake looks seriously delicious!! :)

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  11. looks like a great chocolate cake! mmm!

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  12. Looks and sounds amazing! I love how it calls for coffee; my favorite chocolate cake recipe does too and it gives it such a great depth of flavor. And I like how it has a ganache instead of frosting.

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  13. gorgeous looking cake - can never go wrong with cake I say!

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