I’ve had lots of compliments on my chocolate mud pie cake this week (steady…), so I thought I’d share the wisdom.
Really simple, really delicious, really fun for making with your kids, partner, or even by yourself. It’s especially fun to flick melted chocolate at your cooking partner when they’re not expecting it (sorry Kurt).
You will need:
300g dark cooking chocolate (min. 70% solids)
200g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
100g shortbread fingers (broken into bite-size pieces)
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees – I don’t know about gas marks or any of that rubbish, you should have a proper oven.
- Line / grease a nice sized cake tin.
- Break up the chocolate into smaller pieces and do not eat it.
- Melt the chocolate in a pan with the butter on a low heat and set to one side once done. Don’t eat that either.
- Crack the eggs ever so carefully and whisk with the sugar until it’s pale, thickened and around twice the original consistency.
- Gently fold the chocolate and butter into the eggs and sugar.
- Stir in the bite size shortbread fingers (pro tip: if you get the 200g pack from Sainsbury’s, you’ll still have half left to snack on whilst waiting for the cake to bake).
- Pour into your nicely greased / lined cake tin leaving a bit of space at the top (it will rise slightly).
- Put in the oven for 45 minutes.
- Whilst that’s baking, you can lick the chocolate / butter pan because you know you really want to.
- Get the cake out. Wait for a bit because you will burn your tongue (from experience).
- Dig in, or share it and bathe in the glory of everyone telling you how wonderful you are.