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betty's chocolate orange mud cake

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

Orange and chocolate rich "sticky" mud cake - it makes a fabulous dessert or afternoon treat. I use the juice and rind of 3 oranges to make this cake. The TIP for this cake to be amazing is letting it "prove" for 2 days. So worth the wait!

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For betty's chocolate orange mud cake

  • 2 tsp
    instant coffee
  • 1 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 c
  • 250 g/ 9 oz butter
  • 175g/7 oz dark chocolate (chips or chopped from a block)
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    finely grated orange zest (rind of the orange)

How To Make betty's chocolate orange mud cake

  • 1
    Grate the zest of about 3 oranges and juice them to make 1 cup. Set the grated orange zest aside.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, add the juice, water and coffee powder. Heat until almost boiling. Add the chopped butter, sugar and chocolate. Turn off the heat and stir until all is melted and the sugar disolved. Allow to melt and set aside for about 20 -30 minutes
  • 3
    Pre-heat oven to 140oC/280oF and well grease a 23cm/9 inch square tin.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, add the flour, bicarb, orange zest and eggs. Mix just a little. Add half the chocolate solution and beat. Add the other half and beat until smooth.
  • 5
    Pour into the prepared tin and bake for about 75 - 85 minutes or until cooked when tested with a toothpick.
  • 6
    Cool in the tin for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from tin and place on an airer and cool until no longer warm and at room temp.
  • 7
    Well wrap the cake in foil then cling wrap/cling film and put in a dark dry place for 2 days. Ice/frost as you like and enjoy. The resting it develops the sticky mud like consistency that we love about mud cakes.