Very Moist & Delicious Mud Cake Recipe

I am a self-confessed chocolate lover :-). I have always LOVED mud cakes. I tried several recipes of mud cake over the years, unfortunately I was disappointed each time. After several times of "trials and errors", I have come up with the best recipes :-). I must admit the picture I included in here isn't very good, but believe me, it taste a lot better than what it looks like, lol. I didn't bother decorating the cake, it was gone before I could go to the store to buy a decorating kit to "learn" on how to decorate a cake ;-)

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

350grams Hershey's Dark Chocolate Bar for Baking

250grams Butter (about 2 1/2 sticks)

2 cups Water

2 cups of Caster (Superfine) Sugar (If you can't find SUPERFINE sugar, just use regular sugar and put it in the blender).

2 cups of Self-Raising Flour

4 eggs

You will need a 9" round cake tin. Make sure to use a "heavy" tin, this will ensure that your cake will be cooked evenly.

Preheat your oven to 325F or 170c

Gather the dark chocolates, butter and water and put it in a medium size saucepan. Stir frequently over low heat until all chocolates and butter are melted and looking very smooth. Set aside to cool.

Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the eggs.

Add sugar and flour into the chocolate mixture, and continue mixing until well-blended.

Finally, pour your mixture into cake tin. Make sure to use a baking paper so that it won't stick on the bottom and sides. Bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean.

Let the cake cool, before adding the ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

300 grams hersheys or ghiradelli dark chocolates pieces

2 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

Melt dark chocolate pieces, butter and heavy cream over low heat, make sure to stir frequently until melted and very smooth. Feel free to add more cream if mixture is too thick.

This cake can be frozen for 4-6months.

Warm it up in a microwave if you have any leftovers :-). Goes very well with icecreams and strawberries. ENJOY!

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake
Chocolate Mud Cake

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Vondre 8 years ago from Columbia, SC

Hello [Name],

Just a quick note of thanks for the beautiful cake and it was delicious and admired by all. I will indeed pass on your name to anyone who needs this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing..

Well, I too have a cake related hub page as well. Just click on my picture to check it out when you have time or go to to get my free cake book

Happy Baking!


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leslie McQueen 6 years ago

Absolutely right. This cake is amazing...... delicious........ delectable........... easy to make......... & was a great hit at my very eclectically attended dinner party........

Everyone from two to seventy was smiling & prowling for a quick taste or more if they could score....... even people who usually think food is just utilitarian

Thank you for sharing


megan 6 years ago

best mudcake ever!!!!! just what i was looking for- moist, delicious and not to much effort to make. thanks so much for sharing it :-)

shadean 6 years ago

how do you make the icing

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ckch2oman 6 years ago Author

Hi Shadean, just follow the recipe for ganache.

raven 6 years ago


I'm from Australia and Hersheys is available, but only in sweet stores. If I was to make the ganache with a different chocolate, would that still be fine?

Thanks :)

Madii 5 years ago

I just made this cake today even know it took me all day to make it was worth it, and very simple and easy to umderstand. I have been searching for a good chocolate mud cake and i have found it, this is the best cake very delicious. :)

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ckch2oman 5 years ago Author

Hi Raven, sorry it took me too long to respond to your question (didn't see it sooner, sorry). Yes, if you can't find hersheys, you can use any dark chocolates. xxx

Angry 5 years ago

I love MUD CAKE and once again I still have not found a Mud Cake reicipe. This cake was more a standard choc cake. Disappointing

Yasmin 5 years ago

This cake is simply amazing,this will be written in my family cook book for sure! Impressed my Mother and boyfriend on their birthdays (:

Lesley 5 years ago

Hi, Would I need to double the recipe to use in a 9x13" pan?

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ckch2oman 5 years ago Author

Lesley, no you don't necessarily have to double the recipe to use in a 19x13" pan. When I use the round pan, I find there are still leftovers to fill at least half a pan.

Melissa 4 years ago

This came out as a lovely, moist, spongey type cake. But it certainly didn't have the dense texture of mudcake, it was VERY light and fluffy. I followed the recipe perfectly.

jenn 4 years ago

i hafd to much its almost up to the rim should i pour some out??

Andrew Murphy 4 years ago

Thank you for this recipe. This is the first Mud Cake that I have made and it turned out fantastic. I made this cake as a birthday cake and used just a generic brand dark chocolate and it was quite good. Following this recipe worked out fine, the cake was quite heavy and rich. the texture was very mud cake.Placing the cake in the fridge for a final cooling worked really well for my cake. I am about to make this cake for a second time and feel confident that it will be just as successful.

Louise 4 years ago

Is this cake worth making? I'm after a very moist mud cake to use in a wedding cake, and i was just wondering if this would be appropriate and if not does anyone have an alternative option?

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