Mud Cake


  • 250g butter, chopped
  • 250g Nestle dark cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Crisco vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (160g) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped, extra


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm round cake pan and line the base with non-stick baking paper. Combine the butter, chocolate, oil, sugar and 1 cup (250ml) water in a saucepan. Stir over a medium-low heat until melted. Stir in the vanilla essence and set aside to cool.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and eggs. Stir gently until just combined. Pour into the pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Place the cream and extra chocolate in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until melted. Transfer to a bowl and set aside until it thickens slightly. Pour over the cake and serve.


  1. This post brought a tear to my eye...I feel so starved now. 0.0

  2. Please refrain from posting pictures with your posts in the future. They make me drool all over my keyboard D:

  3. my mom makes similar cake to this !
    omg I can't get enough of it !

  4. holy cow! now that's what you call a chocolate cake!

  5. Yep. This is a chocolate cake as they should be.
    Can't get enough of chocolate hehe :D

  6. i shared this to my sis.. and we just slobber..and slobber

  7. i need to tell my wife she has to get into the kitchen and bake one of these

  8. Jackie, you have been reviewed, my friend!


  9. Omg... following your blog will make it so hard to stay on my diet :Q... Oh well, its not bad to spoil yourself every once in a while ;)

  10. Looks like a pure chocolate fountain.

  11. this cannot be real... i herd cake was lie...

  12. i need a new keyboard, this one's all drooled over

  13. FUuuuuuuuuck you're trying to kill me with these posts?!