Chocolate Mud Cake

This recipe was used to make the digger cake for Elijah’s 3rd birthday (along with Dark Chocolate Ganache, for coating).

This recipe will make a  20″ x 12″ x 1″ sheet cake, or
two  9″ x 13″ x 1″  cakes , or
three 10″ x 1″  rounds


1 1/2 C (3 sticks) unsalted butter
12 oz dark chocolate (small chopped pieces or you can use semisweet mini chocolate chips)
1 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
5 large eggs, at room temp  (Since egg sizes vary a lot these days, the 5 eggs should weigh                                                      between 9 and 9.5 oz)
1/3 C cake flour
1 1/3 C self-raising flour
1 t baking soda
1 1/4 t baking powder
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 t instant coffee powder/crystals
1 C + 2 T milk


Grease and flour cake pan(s).
Preheat oven to 338 deg F (between 325 and 350 deg)
Mix all powder ingredients, put aside.
Put chocolate and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Heat butter to boiling, add to chocolate and brown sugar and stir till chocolate is melted.
Add eggs and stir till smooth.
Add powder ingredients in 3 parts, stir after each addition till mixed in.
Add milk and stir till smooth.
Pour into pan(s).
Bake 30 mins, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

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I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.
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