Tuesday, September 6, 2011

White Choc Mud Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

I have a dirty little secret.....I love white chocolate.

Since having my beautiful baby girl my taste buds have changed a lot. While pregnant there were a lot of things that made me so ill, I wasn't sure if I could look at them, let alone eat them again!

There was also a very long period where I could only stomach really bland food. Pasta with chicken and lemon, no flavours, cheese, or anything else added, was an almost every day/night occurrence.

But then my craving's directed me to try this. Im not sure what witchery had happened, I was in love. I had this almost everyday! To my horror, I'm starting to like....love white chocolate!!! I even took a whole block of this to the hospital.

I would sneak little squares, and feel dirty and ashamed that I actually enjoyed it!

My  for white chocolate continues, so much so that I was really wanted to bake with it. I couldn't wait to try it out on a mud cake!

I made this for my hubby for his first father's day.




Adapted from Exclusively Food.

White Chocolate Mud Cake

200 grams white chocolate
150 grams butter
250 ml milk
1/2 cup vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
2/3 self raising flour
1 cup plain flour

Melt the chocolate, butter, milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Set aside to cool for about 15 minutes. Mix the eggs into the chocolate mix.
Sift the flours into a large bowl. Pour 1/2 the chocolate mix and stir so there are no lumps, then add the rest and mix. It's a pretty wet mixture, but this is perfect for mud cake.

baked for 45 minutes in 160C oven.

Salted Caramel icing

80 grams butter melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 cup icing sugar
pinch of salt flakes

Mix all the icing ingredients together and spread generously on cake!

I also made a simple toffee for the cake, for a bit of added bitterness. It made the icing split a little cause it was too hot, still tasted great though!





13 comments:

  1. Agggggggggggggggggggggggggggggaaaaaaaa yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I always crave sweet stuff when I wake up from night duty sleeps... had a glass of OJ... but now I want that cake haahahaahahaha

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  2. Sounds delish! Might need to give it a try sometime.
    I have such a sweet tooth and it's nice to be able to eat sweet things again! After such bad reflux (even when I was in labour!) I am really enjoying being able to have whatever I want... Best I just keep an eye on the weight!

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  3. Oh Mez I wish I could send u some cake. It is way too much for just hubby and I to finish! I fear I will eat it all....

    Sammie, I hear you on the reflux! I was vomiting in the car on the way to the hospital! Horrid thing to have. I say rejoice in being able to eat what you want again:) I couldn't believe the instant relief I felt once little G was out!
    Hope you are doing really well as a new mumma. It sure takes a lot out of you, but it is wonderous ;)

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  4. oh yum! my mouth is officially watering from this amazing sight!!

    thanks for sharing this

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

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  5. absolutely nothing wrong with white chocolate! and yummm salted caramel icing sounds delish!

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  6. Oh my goodness. I have a weakness for white chocolate, so this looks absolutely amazing. And topping it with salted caramel icing? I am in heaven. Plus, it looks so light and fluffy.

    *Erin

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  7. Salted caramel is becoming quite the fashionable flavour lately. I'll have to try some!

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  8. Omg Leah you so need to give me all your reciepes ...not that I will be able to cook them !!!

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  9. I don't mind white chocolate but mainly when it's paired with a flavour like raspberry or passion fruit to counter it. This looks really nice and I can imagine the salted caramel goes really well with it!

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  10. I'm funny because while I'm not the biggest fan of white chocolate (over milk chocolate anyway) I LOVE LOVE LOVE white chocolate mud cake. Your first attempt looks like perfection and I love that you added the salted caramel element to it. Though I agree with Lorraine that a hint of passionfruit would also be nice to try ..

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  11. ooooo this sounds bad for me! but looks delicious.

    I'm curious how I will handle pregnancy... when that time comes.. not for a while!!!!! lol
    x

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  12. no shame, lovely Leah! hehe. My mum loves white chocolate. Actually it's her dirty little secret too. Maybe that's half the fun?
    Heidi xo

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  13. Oh man it has been so long since I have had cake and this one looks so delish!

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