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!


  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

  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!

  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 ;)

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

    thanks for sharing this


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

  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.


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

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

  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!

  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 ..

  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

  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

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


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