Apr 23, 2010

Mississippi Mud Cake

When Mishti heard the name of the cake she didn't find it appetizing and  refused to touch it...she thought Mama dear used the messy mud to bake the cake...but when she saw all of us gobbling down the sinful chocolate glazed pieces she forgot all her inhibitions about it and gorged on the cake.
The name reminded me of the novel" Uncle Tom's Cabin"in which the river Mississippi featured and which was our syllabus english book in std 6 .I was so fond of the book that I had read and reread the book numerous times.The character had evoked so much of sadness and sympathy for him in me that I would cry thinking about the agonies,the pain and the suffering that he and the other slaves had gone through.The humiliation and the torture faced by them  was too much for a young reader to handle,may be that's why the story is etched in my memory till date.
Do not judge a recipe solely on its title:).The cake was rich, dark and moist ,the taste was awesome which made us crave for more and more!I made the recipe  a bit healthy by adding oil instead of butter and cream.The topping had less dark chocolate than what the recipe asked for as I had run out of cooking chocolate.So me thinks the cake would have been mercilessly tasty if I would not have omitted the above ingredients.So go ahead with this recipe and let me know how it turned out to be.

You need  :

185 g(6oz)  butter ,softened(I used 4 oz vegetable oil)
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup cold black coffee
4 eggs
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup cocoa pwdr
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking pwdr
a pinch salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
100 g block cooking chocolate,grated


  1. Put all the ingredients except chocolate into the large bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed for 1 minute,scraping down the sides of bowl while beating.
  2. Pour into a greased lamington or slab tin(i used a round one) and bake in a moderate(180 deg C) oven for 40-45 mins or until done when tested.
  3. Carefully remove from tin onto a wire cake cooler,sprinkle the grated chocolate over the hot cake.Leave for 1 min and then using a spatula or knife,spread the softened chocolate over.Leave until cold and sprinkle some chocolate sprinklers before cutting.


  1. Ha ha that is so fuuny she thinking there is mud :-)
    Such a beautiful and delicous looking cake.

  2. Absolutely delish, wat a prefect cake for a chocoholic person like me...yumm!!

  3. wow...mouth watering.. infact Nani mun tumaku cake ra kichhi recipe submit karibaku request karibi boli bhabu thili...Definitely I will try this one...

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  5. hey it really does look superb!!! Im a big time chocoholic and this one's calling out to me!

  6. Happy cook...it is funny isn't it:)
    priya it's full of coffee and chocolate you will love it
    sounika try and tell me
    sheba do try it out and lemmme know!

  7. heyyy really apt name for the cake dear and also she thought this is mud... nice n perfect cake dear...

  8. heyyy really apt name for the cake dear and also she thought this is mud... nice n perfect cake dear...

  9. Hi. The cake looks amazing dear. I guess even my kid would have reacted in a similar fashion.

  10. Sounds so good ! Have to try this out..

  11. Hey Saswati, I had a good time visiting ur blog. It's simple and has a neat layout, nice recipes too. Mud cake looks very deliciously good. One recipe which I did find interesting is this Janhi Aloo Posto, which I am surely going to try. I am tired making recipes with the same masala of ginger-garlic-tomato paste. Ur recipe has quite different spices, surely promising me it sud be good :)

  12. Saswati,
    Well I cant blame your innocent girl,can I? LOL..but seriously if you show this to my daughter also,she will just go on finishing it ASAP as she is so fond of chocolate cakes provided I dont tell her the name LOL..
    hugs and smiles

  13. Ha ha, me too got bit scared by the name' after looking at the picture' oh boy, it is well-made, awesome. Very chocolateey:)

  14. When I first heard of this cake- I had the same kind of thought too... Looks absolutely decadent!

  15. Looks so delicious..Wish I could sink my teeth into one of those slices..Yummmy....

  16. So chocolatey and delicious.The cake looks rich and moist.

  17. Cake looks fantastic..divine!

  18. cake looks delicious!


  19. Mud cakes are so sinful. They stick to my mouth and are so chewy. I love that texture. Your cake looks yummy.

    Saswati, I have a question: you say 1 and 3/4 flour? Isnt that a little too much?

    Let me know.

  20. Hi Saswati,ur q'n about tortillas, u can definitely make tortillas without baking powder, but they will ressembles quite like our rotis..hope this helps..

  21. Thanks for stopping by! I am a total sucker for a good chocolate cake, I saw a recipe for Mississpi Mud Cake in our local newspaper once, and it contained an entire jar of marshmallow cream. That put me off it right there, your version looks much better!

  22. delicious and yummy chocolate cake..like the mud...-))

  23. Your cake looks simply sinfull and tempting! Yummy, yummy, yummy!

  24. The Cake looks so beautiful and delicious.

  25. such a fab looking cake...have to try this one ...



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