Need Help With This Mudcake Mess

Decorating By WhitePeony Updated 21 May 2014 , 4:37pm by maisie73

WhitePeony Posted 9 May 2014 , 1:38am
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Hi,

 

I'm making a three tier (12, 10, 8) round cake which will be covered in fondant for this Saturday. As it's for myself I thought I'd try something for the first time and make the bottom tier a dark chocolate mudcake. So on Tuesday I used the PAM's recipe which I have heard lots of good things about on here to bake my first ever mudcake . I triple her recipe and it baked for 2 1/2 hours at 150 degrees celcius. i took it out when a skewer came out clean after being inserted in the cake. I let it cool in the tin. Now here is when things messed up, while I was taking the cake out of tin it cracked through the centre but I though it was just the top. today when I started torting the cake I realised it's cracked all the way through. ANY IDEA WHY?

 

Also, I know there are many posts on mudcakes but I'm having a hard time finding answers so I've resorted to asking them and I'm hoping I'll get some answers here.

 

I thought mudcakes are dense heavy cakes that are suitable for carving, holding up weight etc. But my cake seems very soft and crumbly. I know mudcakes need time to set up but 48 hours later is it still suppose to be literally like the texture of mud in the mouth and soft or did I just not cook mine long enough? There's a ring of softer, darker dough towards the edge that confuses me to what it is

 

So please have a look at the picture and tell me is that what the inside of a mud cake is suppose to look like?

 

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P.s I'm not associating any of the problems with Pam's recipe as I'm pretty sure it's more got to do with the baking process.

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maisie73 Posted 21 May 2014 , 4:37pm
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AHi whitepeony, I'm having the same problems with mudcake as you. I thought I'd search to see if there was an old thread about it before I start a new one but now I've found yours I'll give it a bump n the hope someone will take pity on us!

The mudcake I made on the weekend cracked so badly I had to piece it together and stick it with ganache. If I can't work out what I'm doing wrong I'll have to stop making them which is a shame cos they taste yummy!

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