Mud Cake Question

Baking By flowermom Updated 12 Feb 2009 , 5:24pm by JanH

flowermom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:10pm
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I see that a lot of CCer's use a mud cake. I have a couple of questions regarding them.

Most of the recipes on here are in metric measurements for Mud cake recipes. Is this a European type cake?

What exactly makes a mud cake a mud cake?

I would like to try this recipe but not sure how to use one that is in metrics? Can it easily be converted to American measurements?

Thanks!! Sandi

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JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 7:50am
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The mud cakes commonly referred to on CC are primarily from Australia or New Zealand, although there are several versions of U.S. mud cakes (Mississippi mud being the first one that comes to mind).

What is a mud cake:
(Very like fudge brownies made with chocolate not cocoa, coffee and/or liquor.)
(With easy American version of AU mud cake.)

AU recipes w/pictures of mud cakes and American "mud" recipes:
(Recipe conversion help.)

Non-chocolate AU mud cake recipes:

FYI, boonenat's muds should be baked at 320 F, not 360 F.

Conversion charts/help:


flowermom Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:04am
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Wow, that is great! Thanks JanH...and an early Happy Birthday to you!


JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:15am
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You're very welcome, Sandi. icon_biggrin.gif

And thanks for the Birthday wishes!!!! birthday.gif

Omicake Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:23am
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vickymacd Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:31am
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Early Happy Birthday, Jan!
My brother's b'day is also on Valentines Day!

Most of the world will be celebrating with you in some way or another.

JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 8:35am
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Thanks so much, omnicake. icon_biggrin.gif

My DH and I are starting our two day trip back to IN on Fri., so we'll spend my birthday "on the road".... But I just had the greatest present being here with my son and his lovely wife for the birth of their little girl, Victoria Rose. party.gif

Thanks so much, vickymacd. icon_biggrin.gif)

It's been fun having a Valentine's birthday! Hope your brother enjoys his special day. thumbs_up.gif

BTW, I have a twin sister who likes to say that we're "naturally born sweethearts". icon_lol.gif

Omicake Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 1:16pm
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We must congratulate you on being Granny to a pretty little baby girl as well.

JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:24pm
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Thanks again, Omicake. icon_biggrin.gif You're very kind!!!

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