Mud Cake

Decorating By sweettreatsbysandra Updated 9 Apr 2013 , 6:58am by cazza1

sweettreatsbysandra Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 12:05pm
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just wanted to check which do you use for chocolate mud cakes- the chocolate chips or the baking chocolate (block)???

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liz at sugar Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 1:40pm
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Last week I made two mud cakes - one with dark chocolate chips, one with semi-sweet.  I didn't think either turned out overly chocolately.  The semi sweet one turned out with a more milk chocolate color.  I would either try those again with a cocoa addition, or try one with unsweetened chocolate, if you want it super chocolately.


I used an Australian recipe, and maybe their "dark" chocolate was really supposed to be unsweetened??  Didn't consider that until your post.



cazza1 Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 1:49pm
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I personally use Callebut couveture nowadays in all my cooking but in the past have made mud cakes with the block baking chocolate.

jennicake Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 9:28pm
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i use the 500g Lindt dark chocolate bars.  I find them at Winners constantly and keep a stash at home

sweettreatsbysandra Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 9:43pm
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is callebut much more expensive?

auntginn Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 12:01am
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I use coverture chocolate, the highest quality I can find when I'm shopping.  Also I add coffee instead of water or any other liquid.  Makes a really rich dark chocolate.

cazza1 Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 6:58am
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Callebaut is not cheap but i buy it in bulk on the pretext that I am going to make those beautiful little shiny very expensive chocolates ( I went and did a course in Melbourne on chocolate making 3 years ago).  It tastes so wonderful that I generally end up eating quite a bit of it straight out of the packet.  It is worlds away in taste from the cheaper chocolates and worth every cents as far as I am concerned.  As I live miles and miles from anywhere it also costs me quite a bit to get it shipped but I think it is worth it.

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