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Secret to Perfect Mud Cake: 5 Essential Tips for Success

The mud cake is a popular dish that was discovered in the 1980s. As you can see, it is not that old like the other chocolate cakes. It is also known as the dirt cake and mud pie. In India, the cake is quite popular, and you may see it during celebrations and at Christmas as well.

You can make use of the chocolate ganache instead of buttercream. This provides you with greater flexibility in the warm weather. You can also get those desired sharp edges on the cakes. If you are using ganache, then you require a strong cake.

5 Essential Tips for the Perfect Mud Cake

The mud cakes need more baking time than the traditional cakes. Hence, you would notice the timing going more than 1 hour or even 2 hours.

You can easily make several layers of the mud cake. You may want to ensure that the cakes don’t come with cracked domed tops. You need to allow the cake to cool down so that you can cut them into large pieces.

They can freeze exceptionally well. That is because the defrosted mud cake appears like a moist cake. Did you know that when you have some leftover chocolate mud cake and ganache, you can prepare instant pudding?

You can also add flavours to your mud cakes with homemade syrups. You can substitute the elements as & when you want in the recipes. However, we can assure you that the recipes are tried and tested.

It is not necessary that you have to use the exact measurements. However, the baking time matters. You do not want to overcook the cake or pie.

Without further ado, let us take a look at the recipes, and hope that you find them to your liking.

Mud Cake

First, we will take a look at the mud cake recipe. The mud cake and the chocolate cake are not the same. Though the ingredients are more or less the same. The mud cake offers you with more texture & flavour.

Here is our chocolate mud cake recipe.


2 tbsp flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp Cadbury Cocoa Powder

2 tbsp curd

1½ tbsp milk

1 tbsp oil

¼ tsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp Cadbury Bournville

For the Frosting

3 tbsp Cadbury Choco Melts

1½ tbsp fresh cream

1 tbsp sprinkles


You have to take a bowl.

Now, pour all the dry ingredients into it.

Stir the Bournville, cocoa powder, choco melts, and flour together.

Mix them well.

They have to be combined well.

You do not want to have any lumps in there.

Use another bowl, and to that add the curd, milk, caster sugar, vanilla essence and oil.

Mix them well.

To that you need to add sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and chopped Bournville.

Whisk well.

There should not be lumps.

Transfer into a small ceramic mug.

You have to heat them up using a microwave for 1 minute.

You can use melted chocolates and fresh cream.

Use a bowl and add the cream to the chocolate melts.

Your frosting is done.

Allow the cake to cool for some time.

You can garnish using melted choco melts.

Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe Eggless

If you are a vegetarian and are in search of an eggless variation, then we have the recipe for you. Why not prepare this today itself at your home, and let us know how it came out? Don’t be surprised if your neighbours drop in out of the blue.


125 gm flour

110 gm butter

180-200 ml water

2 tsp coffee solution

100 gm sugar

100 gm chopped chocolate

20 gm cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

5 drops of coffee flavour (optional)


In a medium size pan take water, sugar, butter, chocolate, coffee solution, and cocoa powder.

You have to heat on medium flame.

Make sure that everything dissolves.

Set it aside, and allow it to come to room temperature.

Use another bowl, and add flour and baking soda.

Add the prepared mixture that you set aside.

With that, you need to prepare a smooth batter.

Now, pour the batter into a greased pan.

Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Chocolate Mud Cake


1 cup sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup of water

3-4 eggs

100-200 gm chocolate bar

1 slab of butter

1/2 cup milk

1-2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp coffee

2 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp baking soda


Take a round pan and line it with parchment paper.

Use the chocolate bar and chop it into small pieces.

Take water in a pan, and melt the chocolate.

Add coffee powder.

Then add butter and the sugar.

Put the pan on low flame.

Stir continually.

Use another bowl, and pour the contents into that.

Take a large bow, and place a sieve over a sheet of parchment paper.

Pour flour in a sieve.

Add the cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.

Then add in salt. You can use salted butter if you want.

Until combined, you have to sieve the contents.

Make sure the chocolate butter mixture is warm enough, and add the oil & eggs.

Add one egg at a time.

Whisk the contents really well.

To this, add the dry ingredients.

Take a whisk and gently combine the dry ingredients.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

Bake it for 2 hours.

It is a large cake.

We want to bake it slowly or you can bake it 180 degrees Celsius for 1 hour.

Remove from the oven, and allow it to cool.

You can use chocolate ganache or chocolate buttercream frosting.

Spread the ganache on the top & seduce using a spatula.

Refrigerate for a few hours.

The cake is done.


We are not going to waste your time. Why don’t you prepare & try the recipes that we have provided you today itself at home? You need to get the ingredients. May we suggest that you follow the tips that we gave you dedicatedly to get the desired output.

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