Monday, August 9, 2010

now lets begin!


So i thought as a first post, i would share with you THE BEST CAKE recipe i have ever come across - White Chocolate Mud Cake. Its rich, delicious and has so many calories it should be banned! But please note, you do not need a massive slice of this cake to enjoy it. I made it at a party with about 12 people and still had cake left over the next day. Enjoy!


Ingredients - 
  • 250g butter, chopped
  • 510g white chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 2 cups (440g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
White Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup(125ml) cream
  • 300g white chocolate, chopped coarsely
Method - 
  1. grease deep 20cm round cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.
  2. Combine butter, chocolate, sugar and milk in medium saucepan. Stir over low heat, without boiling, until smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl and cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to moderately slow - approx. 160 degrees Celsius.
  4. Whisk sifted flours into mixture, then stir in essence and eggs. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Cover pan with foil and bake for a further 45 minutes.
  6. Stand cake in pan for 30 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool. Spread the top and sides of caked with the white chocolate ganche.
  7. White Chocolate Ganache - Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan, pour over chocolate in a small bowl, stirring until chocolate melts. Cover, refrigerate, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until spreadable.

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