#STFFcooks – Flour-less Chocolate Mud Cake

7th September 2014

Chocolate Mud Cake

I am partial to a bit of dark chocolate every now and then, I think it’s the bitterness and the fact that it isn’t too sweet that I like it. It’s also supposedly better for you than milk or white chocolate. As someone who loves food and loves eating out, I really have to be conscious of what I eat, so I follow Weight Watchers during the week and at weekends I relax the rules a little. This recipe came from the Weight Watchers website quite a few years ago, but it’s a firm favourite of mine and probably the only cake I ever bake. It feels like it should be naughty, but it is oh-so nice!


Recipe #11: Flour-less Chocolate Mud Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12 pieces
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100ml hot water
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar for decoration
  1. Preheat the oven to 160c. Coat a 20cm square cake tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa and water and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the chocolate, butter, sugar and ground almonds.
  4. Stir in the egg yolks
  5. In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks.
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  8. Remove the cake from the pan and dust with the icing sugar.
This is mud cake so the consistency will not be firm throughout. Don't worry, it's not under cooked - it should be gooey!

Until we eat again!


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