Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake - whole Mississippi Mud Cake - sliced

*AHEM* Another easy peasy recipe but sinfully delicious chocolate cake. The whisky gave this fudgy cake a wonderful aroma and best of all it's the simplest method ever - cook ingredients in a saucepan then dunk in the dry ingredients. Bake in oven, voila! This recipe is from The Australian Women 's Weekly - Food We Love.

Mississippi Mud Cake

Serving size: Serves 10 or more
Cooking time: More than 1 hour
Can be made 3 days ahead. Storage: Covered, in refrigerator. Freeze: Suitable. Microwave: Chocolate mixture suitable.


250g cold unsalted butter, chopped
150g dark chocolate, chopped
440g (2 cups) caster sugar
250ml (1 cup) hot water
80ml (1/3 cup) whisky
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
225g (1½ cups) plain flour
35g (¼ cup) self-raising flour
25g (¼ cup) cocoa powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten


Grease 23cm square slab pan, line base with baking paper. Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, water, whisky and coffee powder in medium pan; stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Transfer mixture to large bowl; cool. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa, then eggs; pour mixture into prepared pan.

Bake at 160°C for 1¼ hours. Stand cake 30 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Ref: The Australian Women 's Weekly - Food We Love. Original recipe can be found here.

Based on my baking experience, 2 cups sugar is way too sweet, hence I've used 1 1/2 cup sugar which I still think a bit too sweet for myself. Might reduce further but then again must depend on the type of chocolate used. Best to balance the bitter dark chocolate according to liking. I could definitely smell the whisky but the guinea pigs said they can't smell nor taste any liquor!!! So might need to reduce the water and increase the whisky.

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  1. bee nee, i think this one is fairly simple, so fast fast try out this recipe ok ;-)

  2. Any recipe that is that easy is a real keeper. Especially one that has chocolate AND alcohol!! YUMMM.. thanks for sharing.. Will try that one day!

  3. Ooh.. I think I made this before for my daughter's school party. Had to make 2 and sandwich with choc fudge frosting as 1 recipe was not enough for 50 kids! Yeah, very easy to make and looks impressive too! Of course I substituted whisky for milk... :D

  4. omg...its soooo goood loooking..now i want to taste it in my mouth..can?

  5. hope you'll like it daphne

    oh can sub with milk??? thanks kat for the suggestion! am thinking of choc milk! :p

    joe, can... one day.

  6. babe jie - i made this yesterday. Can't resist it as i'm a big fan of chocolate cake. :) The ingredient i bought is enough to make 2 more!



  7. LOL glad you liked it stupe! watch out for more easy peasy cakes coming your way


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