Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chocolate Mudcake with Vanilla Bourbon Buttercream

Ohhh yes....it is as amazing and as naughty and as decadent as it sounds :) and the best part is...it's so easy!!!

I have made this recipe twice in a matter of 3 days and it's so simple I've already got it memorised...which I highly recommend because believe me you will have people asking you for it!!

All you need is:

200g butter softened
100g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
4 eggs
1/4 cup self raising flour
250g good quality dark chocolate melted

Pre-heat oven to 180C

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together.

Add your eggs one at a time and beat well after each one.

Then add your flour and melted chocolate, beating until smooth.

Pour into a greased and lined (believe me lining is mega important if you don't want to lose the bottom half of your cake....) square tin and bake for 45-50mins.

Don't be too concerned if your cake sinks in the middle, those gorgeous chewy edges make a great border for your frosting :)

While your cake cools you can make the Vanilla Bourbon Buttercream :)

2.5 cups icing sugar
150g butter
1 shot of bourbon
2 tspns vanilla paste

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. you may want less vanilla or more buorbon depending on your personal tastes.

Once the cake has cooled, frost with buttercream and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.

This is such a great recipe. Most mud cake recipes I read are long and involve lots of ingredients, but this recipe is short, simple and it makes a 'real' mud cake that is moist and delicious and devilishly decadent, especially when compared with this frosting!!

The reason I was so excited (and up so damn early) earlier in the week was because a local cafe here asked me to submit a plate of different cakes for them to try and they would consider buying them to sell :)

Here is what I took in....

Chocolate Mud Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Buttercream, a Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, an Apple Spice Cake with Maple Frosting and a Strawberry Yoghurt Cake with Vanilla Yoghurt Buttercream....

At this stage I haven't heard anything but I'm trying not to get disheartened...keep your fingers crossed!!

Em x

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