My friend has asked me to make her wedding cake and she has requested that one layer is a chocolate mudcake. I have very rarely made mud cakes and have been experimenting with some recipes, however I have yet to make it the perfect flavour. Each cake I have made has the correct texture of a mudcake. I am thinking I should make my own recipe (inspired by others), however, I am worried it will lose it texture and density. So my question is how does a mudcake get it's texture? Is it just by the slow cooking in the oven? Or is it one of the ingredients? Also, if you have any other tips, I will be very grateful.
Thank you :)
Two things make it dense... The method in which the batter is mixed (muffin batter method) and the small amount of leavener. Using the method where you mix wet and dry separately then combine them doesn't beat a whole lot of air into the batter, so the cake doesnt get a lot of lift. Also, if you want a good lift in your cake you would usually use 1 or more teaspoons of leavener per cup of flour, but the mud cake recipes I have used use less.
I haven't tried this recipe yet but she is great about explaining the science behind recipes, it might help you with what you're looking for. I have tried some of her other recipes, Summer Stone, excellent results
Thanks guys.. That's exactly what I needed :)