6 Ratings
A chocolate mud cake recipe oozing with moist chocolatey goodness topped with a velvety chocolate ganache. Bake for Valentines Day, birthdays, Father's Day and other occasions.
Prep time 20 min
Cook time 90 min
(plus standing time)
Serves 18


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  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan forced. Grease and line base and sides of a 22cm round cake pan with baking paper so you can really start this chocolate mud cake recipe.
  2. Combine NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Dark Melts, butter, sugar, water, NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE 100% Cocoa and NESCAFÉ BLEND 43 Instant Coffee in a medium saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and the choc has melted. Cool for 10 minutes then transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Combine eggs and sour cream; add to the cooled choc mixture with sifted flours, mixing well; pour into prepared pan. Bake 1½ hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out mostly clean. (There maybe a little moist cake mixture on metal skewer when inserted into centre of cake, this is normal for mud cake - do not overcook). Cool cake in pan.
  4. To make icing: combine extra NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Dark Melts and cream in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir; repeat in 30 second intervals until melted. Set aside until cool and thick, stirring occasionally; spread over top and sides of cooled cake.
To add to this chocolate mud cake recipe's 'WOW' factor - Serve with choc dipped strawberries or cherries and chocolate shards, if desired.

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