♪ ♫ ‘Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With Coffee Bean trees and Chocolate Cake skies.
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with the Mocha Cake Prize’… ♩ ♫
Okay, I should stop day dreaming. I have been fasting for the past three weeks. Today is the last day and so far, all I have been thinking about is my next coffee fix. I can hardly wait!
I decided in the anticipation of tomorrow’s ‘big unveiling’ – a steaming hot mug of magically roasted happiness – I was going to put a twist on the ‘old traditional Chocolate Mud Cake. It needed to be part Coffee and part Chocolate – definition MOCHA. Yep, thats right folks, a velvety (yet still noble) slab of heavenly mocha bliss. So ladies and gentlemen here i present to you, * drum roll please * THE MOCHA MUD CAKE *Ta Dahh* (Hey do you hear that roaring-cheering crowd or am I just day dreaming again?).
250g butter, chopped
2 tsp salt
200g dark cooking chocolate
45g cocoa powder
2 tbs dry instant coffee
4 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
Oh and you will also need 1kg of Chocolate/Coffee cravings (Just kidding)
How did I do it?
Preheat oven to 150°C if its fan forced 160°C if not. lightly grease a cake pan with melted butter.
Put the butter, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla in a plastic heatproof bowl and then into the microwave for 20 seconds. Keep pulling it out and go stir-crazy every 20 seconds with a metal spoon until everything melts and is as smooth as ‘Brad Pit is in just about any movie’.
Now add the salt, sugar, self raising AND plain flour, cocoa, buttermilk and egg to Brad Pitt- ahem, I mean the chocolate mixture – Focus Shell, focus, and stir until its all combined.
Pour your bowl full of scrumptiousness (sure thats a real word), into the cake tin and bake in oven for 1 hour. As with all cakes you bake, make sure you test with a knife before pulling out of oven. I know it’s supposed to be MUD cake but that description doesn’t need to be taken quite so literally.
So there you have my Mocha Mud Cake. To decorate, you can go whipped cream, strawberries and my favorite white chocolate curls. Think of me tomorrow when I have my first cappuccino in three weeks…