Rich Mud Cake

9 May

I made this cake for Jess’ birthday. She wanted a plain chocolate cake with chocolate icing and coconut sprinkled on top; but that wasn’t what I wanted to make. Personally, I love mud cakes for birthdays and so (perhaps somewhat selfishly) I made Jess a mud cake instead. Fortunately, it was amazing and she liked it so much I don’t think she minded.


125g Margarine
1/2 C Sugar
2 Tblsp Golden Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
80g Chocolate
2 C Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 C Cocoa
3/4 C Water


Soften the Margarine, then beat in the sugar and finally the golden syrup and vanilla essence. In a pot over low heat, melt the chocolate. Mix this into the marge mixture. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa and mix until combined. Add in the water and mix one more time.

Pour into a lined/greased tin, and bake at 180°C for 1 hour.

The icing for this cake was plain chocolate icing (cocoa, icing sugar and water) with dessicated coconut sprinkled on top.

If you aren’t bound by a sugar sensitive person like I am, you may want to make the cake even richer. Add more melted chocolate to the batter, and think about putting chocolate in the icing as well (melt some chocolate, mix in a bit of coconut milk then stir in icing sugar).


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