Why Is My Mudcake Batter Lumpy?

Baking By zespri Updated 13 Apr 2012 , 3:39am by zespri

zespri Posted 11 Apr 2012 , 8:49am
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I really struggle with lumpy batter for mudcake recipes. When adding the flour to the liquid, it just clumps into lumps. Is there a trick to keeping it smooth?

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mcaulir Posted 11 Apr 2012 , 10:14am
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Yep - pour about a cup of liquid into the flour first, a little more if required, until it's smooth. Then add another cup or so, mix until smooth, then the rest. I get lumpy batter if I get lazy and throw it in all at once.

auzzi Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 10:58am
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You add the liqud ingredients to the dry ingredient: not the other way round. Otherwise it will clump ..


In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.

Melt butter and chocolate in liquid until all is melted and smooth. Cool.

Whisk the eggs together: then whisk them into the cooled chocolate mixture. Combine thoroughly.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, whisking the entire time. Alternatively, stir using a large spoon if you want. Do not beat with a machine.

zespri Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 3:39am
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thank you ladies, I'll give it a try icon_smile.gif

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