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  • Serves 24
  • 10 mins prep
  • 60 mins cook

Chocolate orange mud cakes

Chocolate orange mud cakes

Chocolate orange mud cakes

Ingredients

Chocolate orange mud cakes

  • 400 g butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing tins
  • 400 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup berry or apricot jam
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 zested
  • 3 tsp orange juice
  • 5 eggs
  • 380 g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3 tbsp cocoa, sifted, plus extra for dusting

Ganache

  • 250 ml pouring cream
  • 300 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • whipped cream or ice-cream to serve.

Steps

Chocolate orange mud cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan). Grease and flour cake tins.
  2. Place butter, chocolate, jam, coffee, vanilla bean paste, zest and juice in saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring until melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk eggs and sugar in mixing bowl, using electric beaters, until pale and thick. Add cooled chocolate mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Fold through sifted flour and cocoa, and gently combine.
  5. Pour cake mix into cake tins and bake for 60 minutes - test with skewer. Cool cakes on wire rack and dust with cocoa powder to serve.
  6. To make ganache, warm cream in saucepan to almost boiling point or a slow simmer, then pour over chopped chocolate in mixing bowl. Leave to stand for about 1 to 2 minutes before stirring - this produces a smooth, split free consistency. Pour ganache over cakes and allow to drip down the sides.
  7. Serve cakes with wipped cream or ice cream.
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