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!