This is one of my absolute favourite cakes, and one that is always a hit around here. Mud cake recipes are an Australian staple, and while they may seem like a lot of work, they are very easy to create, and even easier to eat!
There’s just something about melted chocolate, it gives you that warm feeling, like the one you get from drinking hot cocoa by the fire. The richness of this chocolate means you really only need a tiny slice, although I’ve been known to come back for seconds, and thirds..
I’m not going to lie, it is a messy business, this mud cake making, and they do take hours in the oven, but the results are worth every moment.
Chocolate ganache is one of those recipes, where it can seem a little daunting. Any time I include the use of a candy thermometer people tend to have a little freak out. But don’t stress, this doesn’t get crazy hot, all we want to do is just make sure that chocolate is fully dissolved.