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The beauty of this easy to make chocolate mud cake is that it is all-in-one. You can have it at teatime or as a dessert with ice cream or use it for frosting.

Eggless Chocolate Mud Cake With Whole Wheat is full of chocolate and is midway between chocolate cake and brownie.

 

 

Chocolate Mud Cake at My Place

I baked this Chocolate Mud cake for my own birthday this year. This is the first time that I baked on my own birthday. As it was my own birthday, so I decided to go for a simple cake only with minimal frosting. And the chocolate mud cake is perfect for that. Easy to make, superb in taste and good to look at too.

Though everybody liked the cake but were against my baking for that particular day, for the simple reason that my sweet family wants to pamper me in their own ways. I baked this cake a day prior to my birthday but my smart son had placed the order for the cake 2 days in advance without letting me know. And thus I ended up cutting 2 cakes at a time. To be honest, I loved it!

 

Chocolate Mud Cake

 

What is Chocolate Mud Cake?

Chocolate mud cake is a dense and moist cake.

Mud cake is a famous chocolate cake of USA and is found in most of the cafes and bakeries. It is believed to be originated first in 1970 in Southern parts of America near the Mississippi River. And since the colour of the cake resembled that of the mud on the banks of the Mississippi river thus it got its name. (Source)

Though there is no standard recipe for making Chocolate mud cake but one thing that is common is that it contains a lot of chocolate and butter. Thus it is high in calories and carbohydrates.

Just have a look at this pic, do anywhere you feel that it is made with whole wheat?

 

 

Are you a Chocolate Lover?

Incase. like my son Siddharth, if you are also a die-hard fan of chocolate then I have some easy to make chocolate recipes for you, which I am sure you will love to try. So, just have a look at the following:

(Honestly speaking, I am myself amazed seeing this list :)- )

 

Highlights of Mud Cake

  • Very Dense
  • Tight crumbs, doesn’t crumble while cutting.
  • Has melted chocolate in it.
  • Made by mixing all the liquid ingredients first and then combining these with the dry ingredients.
  • It tastes best the next day and shouldn’t be eaten fresh.
  • Can be eaten as a teatime cake.
  • Can be served as a dessert along with vanilla ice-cream.

 

Chocolate Mud Cake

 

Chocolate Cake Vs Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud cake is of course a chocolate cake only but way different than that. The texture, as well as taste of both, are totally different and a bite of it would tell you that its different from the other.

  • The texture of Mud cake is denser than that of chocolate sponge cake.
  • Unlike chocolate cake, chocolate mud cake is so dense that you can cut clean slices of it without having unnecessary crumbs.  It doesn’t crumble easily and is therefore considered perfect for icing.
  • A Chocolate Mud cake has cocoa powder as well as melted chocolate, whereas chocolate is normally made up of cocoa powder only.
  • Chocolate Mud cake tastes as if it is flourless cake due to the intense taste of chocolate. Whereas this is not the case in chocolate cake.

 

Healthy Chocolate Mud Cake

As chocolate mud cake is a rich cake therefore an effort has been made to cut down on the calories by using wheat flour and using Boora powder (powdered cane sugar) instead of refined sugar. And none of these 2 healthy ingredients affects the taste or texture of the cake. You can even use jaggery powder or any other sweetener of your choice.

Chocolate Mud Cake

 

How To  Make Chocolate Mud Cake?

  • Making a Chocolate mud cake is really easy. No beating of oil and sugar to incorporate air. Just melt all the liquid ingredients in a microwave or on the gas stove. Mix in dry sifted ingredients and bake. Yes, it is this simple!
  • Sifting is necessary, all the more as we are using wheat flour. Sift the flour 4 to 5 times at least, the more the better! Then, in a microwave-safe bowl, take all the liquid ingredients and micro them for a minute until everything is dissolved fully. Now, we have a chocolatey liquid to which we add dry sifted ingredients in 2 or 3 batches.
  • When the cake batter is ready, leave it for at least 5 minutes on the kitchen counter only. This helps in relaxing the gluten in the flour and results in better texture, But it is done only in the case of wheat cakes. If you are using refined flour, then you need to bake immediately after the batter is ready.
  • Also, this cake takes longer to bake as compared to the regular chocolate cake. It will take nearly 50 minutes to 1 hour at 170 degrees.
  • You can have this cake as it is or do the frosting. I divided the cake into 3 parts, layered each part with ganache and then topped it too with ganache only.

 

New To The World Of Baking?

If you have recently started baking cakes or are having difficulty in baking cakes then I would suggest you to go through 16 TIPS FOR BAKING A GOOD CAKE  and CAKE BAKING MISTAKES as well.

TEATIME CAKE, MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE and VEGAN CHOCOLATE MUFFINS are some really easy recipes perfect for beginners.

 

How To Frost Chocolate Mud Cake?

Mud cake can be frosted with whipped cream or buttercream, but I opted for an easy and quick option which is Chocolate Ganache. I used this ganache for layering it between the layers of the cake as well as for covering the cake.

For making ganache, I used equal quantities of cream and chocolate, like 100 g each. This ratio gives the perfect taste of chocolate without making it overly chocolatey. Also, the chocolate remains soft only without getting too hard. So, I prefer this ratio only.

The beauty of this ganache is that it is liquidy when hot and sets as it gets cold. Make the ganache and keep it in the refrigerator for few hours and it will be perfect like a paste for spreading. And when you reheat it, its consistency gets liquid again and it becomes pourable.

 

Do not have an Oven?

No problem, you can still bake this Rasmalai cake without oven too. Yes, bake it in a pressure cooker. You can check step by step instructions to do so by following my BASIC EGGLESS VANILLA CAKE IN PRESSURE COOKER.

 

Detailed Recipe Of Chocolate Mud Cake With Step by Step Pics

For The Cake

  • Grease a cake tin of 7” and keep it aside.
  • Sift wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda at least 4 to 5 times.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Roughly chop dark chocolate, it eases its melting.
  • In a glass bowl, take milk, butter, dark chocolate and oil.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Put it in the microwave oven for 30 seconds or 1 minute till everything melts. After 30 minutes, check with a spatula as it may look as if it has not melted. If still hard then put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Add sifted flour to this liquid mix in batches.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • The batter should be of ribbon consistency, meaning that it falls like a ribbon.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • If not then adjust the consistency by adding little more milk.
  • Put the cake batter in the greased cake tin.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Keep it aside and start preheating the oven.
  • Preheat oven at 170 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Tap the cake tin to release air bubbles if any.
  • Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes till a skewer inserted comes out clean. This cake is baked at a lower temperature for a longer period.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Let the cake cool down and after 10 to 15 minutes, loosen the sides of the cake with a butter knife and invert it on a wire rack.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Let it cool completely. It will take an hour or so.
  • Once completely cool, you may serve as it is.
  • If want to go for frosting then keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator at least for an hour or so.

 

For The Frosting

  • Chop chocolate in small pieces.
  • Heat cream in the microwave oven for 30 to 40 seconds or on the gas stove till sides start bubbling.
  • Put butter and the chopped chocolate in the hot cream and leave it covered for 5 minutes. Chocolate will melt because of the heat of the cream.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Mix everything and keep it in the refrigerator for an hour. During this time, the ganache will get thick and will be appropriate for applying on the layers of cake. Do not keep it in the freezer else tiny frozen particles will create problem in applying it as well as in piping.

 

Assembly

  • Take out the cake and divide it horizontally into 3 parts. I like to use a thread for dividing my cake. You may do the same or cut it with a knife.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Take the cake board and apply a little ganache in the centre so that the cake sticks there and doesn’t move easily.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Keep the bottom layer of the cake on the cake board.
  • Brush little sugar syrup on it. This is done so that the cake remains moist.
  • Apply a thin layer of ganache on it.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Place the second layer of the cake and repeat the process.
  • Finally, keep the third layer.
  • Now, cover it with set ganache or melt the ganache again for 30 seconds in the microwave oven. It will again be liquidy which you can apply on the cake. You can warm the ganache on the gas stove too.

Chocolate Mud Cake

  • Decorate it as you wish, with silver balls or grated chocolate or piping florets with ganache.
  • Serve with love, butter knife and candles optional.

 

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Recipe Card of Chocolate Mud Cake With Whole Wheat

Eggless Chocolate Mud cake

An easy to make cake that is truly chocolicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Author Samira Gupta

Ingredients

My Cup Measures 240 ml

For The Mud Cake

  • 1.5 Cups (200 g) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup 100 g Boora Powder (Powdered Cane Sugar)
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 50 g Butter See Notes
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1.5 Cup Milk

For Frosting

  • 100 g Cream
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

Coffee Syrup

  • 4 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1/4 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1 tsp Boora Powder

Instructions

For The Cake

  1. Grease a cake tin of 7'' and keep it aside.
  2. Sift wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda at least 4 to 5 times.
  3. Roughly chop dark chocolate, it eases its melting.
  4. In a glass bowl, take milk, butter, dark chocolate and oil and put it in the microwave oven for 30 seconds or 1 minute till everything melts. After 30 minutes, check with a spatula as it may look as if it has not melted. If still hard then put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add sifted flour to this liquid mix in batches.
  6. The batter should be of ribbon consistency, meaning that it falls like a ribbon.
  7. If not then adjust the consistency by adding little more milk.
  8. Put the cake batter in the greased cake tin.
  9. keep it aside and start preheating the oven.
  10. Preheat oven at 170 degrees for 15 minutes.
  11. Tap the cake tin to release air bubbles if any.
  12. Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes till a skewer inserted comes out clean. This cake is baked at a lower temperature for a longer period.
  13. Let the cake cool down and after 10 to 15 minutes, loosen the sides of the cake with a butter knife and invert it on a wire rack.
  14. Let it cool completely. It will take an hour or so.
  15. Once completely cool, you may serve as it is.
  16. If want to go for frosting then keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator at least for an hour or so.

For The Frosting

  1. Chop chocolate in small pieces.
  2. Heat cream in the microwave oven for 30 to 40 seconds or on the gas stove till sides start bubbling.
  3. Put butter and the chopped chocolate in the hot cream and leave it covered for 5 minutes. Chocolate will melt because of the heat of the cream.
  4. Mix everything and keep it in the refrigerator for an hour. During this time, the ganache will get thick and will be appropriate for applying on the layers of cake. Do not keep it in the freezer else tiny frozen particles will create problem in applying it as well as in piping.

Assembly

  1. To make coffee syrup, mix warm water, instant coffee powder and Boora powder and keep it aside.

  2. Take out the cake and divide it horizontally into 3 parts. I like to use a thread for dividing my cake. You may do the same or cut it with a knife.
  3. Take the cake board and apply a little ganache in the centre so that the cake sticks there and doesn't move easily.
  4. Keep the bottom layer of the cake on the cake board.
  5. Brush little coffee syrup on it. This is done so that the cake remains moist.

  6. Apply a thin layer of ganache on it.
  7. Place the second layer of the cake and repeat the process.
  8. Finally, keep the third layer.
  9. Now, cover it with set ganache or melt the ganache again for 30 seconds in the microwave oven. It will again be liquidy which you can apply on the cake. You can warm the ganache on the gas stove too.
  10. Decorate it as you wish, with silver balls or grated chocolate or piping florets with ganache.
  11. Serve with love, butter knife and candles optional.

Recipe Notes

  1. Instead of Boora sugar you can use brown sugar or any other sweetener of your choice.
  2. I used salted butter. If you use unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon salt in the dry ingredients.

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