Celebration Mud Cake ๐Ÿค— Great for Mothers Day ๐Ÿ˜‰

My darling daughter passed her Driving Test this week – we are so proud of her ๐Ÿ˜Š

A ‘snap’ I took of her on her first trip out in her own car on Wednesday

It is going to improve her life so much as prior to her passing, she spent upto 2 hours getting to work by bus, then the same back – not much fun when you work shifts and start at 7am on an early and finish at 10pm on a late.


Anyway, as a little celebration, I thought I’d make a Chocolate Cake, to be specific a Mud Cake ๐Ÿ˜‡ Rich and gooey and a real treat – sorry to those of you observing Lent ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This would make a wonderful Mothers Day treat for any Mum too ….

I use a Thermomix recipe (surprise ๐Ÿ˜‹) but the is a traditional method too, here,s the link for the ย Traditional methodย  the Thermomix one isย Here


Into the Thermomix bowl I add 250g chopped butter, 200g broken dark chocolate and 375ml strong coffee – heat this for 5 mins, heat 50, speed 3 till melted and blended.


Add 400g of sugar and cook again at heat 60 for another 3 minutes, speed 2.


The add, 175g plain flour, 50g Cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking powder and a blob of vanilla bean paste – mix on speed 4 and whilst blades are running crack 2 eggs through the lid till just blended – scrape down bowl and mix for another few seconds if needed.


Pour into a lined 8 inch lined tin and into a preheated oven at 180 for 50 minutes.


Remove from oven and allow to cool – I top this rich cake with an even richer Ganache.


In the rinsed Thermomix bowl


I add 200g of dark chocolate and 100ml double cream, cook at heat 50 speed 2 till melted and blended.


Beautiful thick glossy topping


cool and top the cake I added freeze dried Rasberries but plain or decorated – you choose ๐Ÿ˜

It is of course obligatory to lick the bowl clean ๐Ÿคฃ



Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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