Thursday, January 20, 2011

Caramel Mud Cake

I have a packet of white chocolate chips to clear off so was looking around for bakes with white chocolate, I then remember I had bookmarked this caramel mud cake from Ellie. Since I have all the ingredients at home, I went ahead to bake this cake and of course, my cake dun look as nice and delicious as Ellie's but the taste definitely is as good :).

Recipe adapted from Ellie which is from

Ingredients : for 8" to 9" round cake pan
200g butter, cubed
200g white chocolate, chopped (I used white chocolate chips)
200g (1 cup, firmly packed) dark brown sugar (I reduced to 115g)
180ml (3/4 cup) hot water
1 tbps golden syrup
2 tsp vanilla essence / extract
2 eggs, at room temperature
150g (1 cup) plain flour
150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
Icing sugar, to dust (I forgot about it)

1. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line base and side with non-stick baking paper.
2. Place butter, chocolate, sugar, water, golden syrup and vanilla essence/extract in a heavy-based saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat with a wooden spoon for 5 mins or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Set aside for 20 mins to cool.
3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Sift combined flours over chocolate mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
5. Pour mixture into pan and bake in preheated oven for 50-60 mins or until a skewer comes out almost clean.
6. Stand cake for 20 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

The cake is dense and moist, sweetness just nice for me and the taste is great, it has the fragrant taste of white chocolate and caramel. I recieved compliments on this cake and especially dear brother likes it lot.


  1. Once I made a white chocolate cake from Rose's Heavenly cakes, and it was so so sweet.
    Crazy sweet. Her other cakes in that book aren't that sweet.

    I'd love to have a slice of that now with a cup of tea. Teh-O. Yummy.

  2. the texture is very fine jess =D must be uber delish!

  3. Your cake has really nice texture, Jess. Even crumbs, moist and rich! Nice!!

  4. Your cake looks gorgeous. Glad you liked the recipe and thanks for the shout-out.

  5. Jess, the cake looks fine! Just that it doesn't crumble the way you want or expecting, right! However, I guess the cake already all gone by now. :o) Btw, did you add in the eggs to beat together with the batter or you add in beatened eggs? Thanks for sharing it & hope you're having a lovely day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  6. it looks really moist and yummy!! (: (:

  7. wow i love caramel! this cake looks really tempting to me. good job! :)

  8. This cake looks perfect, I must try it. x

  9. Haven't tried using white chocolate in cake, yours look tempting, I love caramel :)

  10. Just saw one mud cake from Kristy's page...only hers with chocolate frosting :-)) Both look wonderful!

  11. I love caramel even though it is sweet but it has a nice fragrant to it.

    Now wondering how this will turn out. Another recipe to KIV yipee..

  12. The cake look very moist and delicious. The recipe seems easy to make.

  13. Sounds good to me. Never try this cake before.

  14. Dense and moist, must have a nice bite and flavor, yum! But when it comes to white chocolate or caramel, I am quite skeptical, I old already, cannot take too sweet, hahaha! But I trust u lah!

  15. please can I have a slice and thanks for the congrats

  16. looks very moist..just wondering is this cake very sweet?

  17. I want a bite of this! Your flower cake from Monday is beautiful.

  18. Em... I love anything that is with caramel taste :) This cake sure look fluffy and tasty.

  19. That's the first time that I heard of mud cake. It seems originally it should be dark chocolate based to represent the color of mud.

    Your cake looks really moist. Thanks for trying it out!

  20. Mmmm....delicious with a cup of milk. I would love to try more baking with white chocolate. I ate a raspberry white chocolate muffin at the airport the other day. It was really good....still think of it :D

  21. Wendy, this cake is not so sweet as I had reduced the sugar almost to 50% plus using dark brown sugar not as sweet as white sugar. I dun like my bakes to be sweet, so will try to cut down sugar if possible.

    Jess thanks.

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, me too ).

  22. Thanks Nel.

    Thanks Ellie for sharing the recipe.

    Kristy, I added 1 egg at one time, mixed well with batter liao then added the next egg.

    Thanks Sweetylicious.

    Jean, I love caramel too.

  23. Yes Neyeeloh, the cake is tempting :).

    Thanks How to be Perfect, do try it.

    Min, this was my 1st time using white chocolate in cake, I am surprised by the taste cos I dun like to eat white chocolate but in baking, really nice.

  24. Angie, I saw Kristy's mud cake too, looks so delicious.

    Edith, I love caramel too. This cake is good, my bro kept asking me what are the ingredients, he loves this cake alot.

    Zoe, this cake is really easy to bake.

  25. Little Corner of Mine, this was the 1st time I baked and I like it :).

    Bee, I totally understand, I never like white chocolate, baked this cake was to clear stock of white chocolate but I was surprised for the taste of cake baked by white chocolate, really nice.I cannot take cake too sweet too, so I prefer to bake myself cos I can control the sweetness, when I cut cut cut the sugar, I very happy hahaha....

    Sure Chow and Chatter, I am happy to share a slice with you :)

  26. Lena, this cake was not very sweet cos I had cut down the sugar by almost 50%.

    Thanks Yummy Koh.

    Thanks Cookie Sleuth.

  27. Cuisine Paradise, I love caramel taste too, although is sweet but indulge once in a while still ok heeheehee...

    Thanks Victor.

    MaryMoh, yes I also think that baked with white chocolate tasted good.


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