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post #31 of 183
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

I got a box of white chocolate and some coconut milk with your name all over it calling to me in my pantry, Blue. I really want to try that cake. I have yet to taste a "white chocolate" cake that actually tastes like white chocolate, so I imagine your mud to be the cake to end all cake! LOL!

Irkkkkk - i hope you like it - (blue shivers and shakes in anticipation) icon_wink.gif

I just need to get thru this next week - my first 200 person wedding cake. Fondant. Stencils. Quilting. Sanding sugar. Sugar peonies and roses. Monogram (Lambeth method).
WHAT - NO HAND MADE BRIDE AND GROOM TOPPER - lolllllllllllllllllllllll
Good grief - thats a lot happening on one cake - BUT, true to your form i know it will look stunning. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
Can't wait till you post about it on your Blog...


I have to get cracking and start making everything for another cake like this

http://manywhitebowls.blogspot.com/search/label/IVORY%20AND%20PINK%20CAKE%20WITH%20BIRDS%20-%20BUTTERFLIES%20AND%20FLOWERS.-%20EMBOSSED%20COOKIES
This time in Empress Purple and Lilac.. with matching cup cakes. I think I'm throwing in everything but the kitchen sink at this design!
Indeed you are petal.....indeed you are

Aaaaaand THEN I'll have some free time to make new cake.
you can have a day just to get your breath again - thumbs_up.gif

My husband thinks I'm nuts. That's because I am. icon_cool.gif
LOLLLL - We are all nuts ...................... but we wouldn't have it any other way. icon_lol.gif
Makes our worlds go around just that little bit faster icon_wink.gif

Blue.
post #32 of 183
I would love to get on this but I only make cupcakes. Can you make a mud cupcake? And if so, are there special instructions?

Thanx,
Ready and Eager
post #33 of 183
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Originally Posted by texastj

I would love to get on this but I only make cupcakes. Can you make a mud cupcake?
Indeed you can -
Using the Bluehue dark chocolate mu cake recipe i get 24 cupcakes from that recipe.
And if so, are there special instructions? I cook them at the same temp as i do the cakes - for roughly 25 mins...depending on your oven.
The are springy to the touch when done - but also test with a wooden tooth pick - you don't want the tooth pick to be clean when it comes out - otherwise that will mean that they are over cooked.
You are looking for a sticky crumb on the TP.
As Mud Cakes are meant to be dense and moist - not like a sponge cake where you need the too pick to be clean -

Jump on board and make a batch thumbs_up.gif ..............remember - if you don't need them when you cook them - you can freeze them for a cuple of months.
Or make up a complete batch - but only cook half and freeze the rest of the batch.

Bluehue.


Thanx,
Ready and Eager ........... lolll
post #34 of 183
Thanx Bluehue for the tips!!! I think I will give your recipe a try.....cuppy style. icon_biggrin.gif
post #35 of 183
I just googled mud cake images. Is stabilized whipped cream acceptable? What about adding liqueur to the cake (brushed on)? I also saw some pics where several layers in different flavors were stacked. Can you add liqueur to the ganache?

I know that I can do whatever I want, but I want to learn the traditional method.
post #36 of 183
texastj - you are most welcome icon_smile.gif


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Originally Posted by scp1127

I just googled mud cake images. Is stabilized whipped cream acceptable?
What do you mean by Stabilized -
What about adding liqueur to the cake (brushed on)?
Most certainly - brush away petal - thumbs_up.gif
You can add it to the batter - if you wish.


I also saw some pics where several layers in different flavors were stacked. Can you add liqueur to the ganache?
Yes, you can add it to the ganache - i do.

I know that I can do whatever I want,
icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif that line made me laugh...

but I want to learn the traditional method.

To be honest - there really isn't anything traditional about the various mud cakes we over here use - its all up to what you like.
If you wish you can add black coffee - ...that gives the dark chcolate one a very deep flavour.


I even had a request about a year ago for a Chillie Chocolate Cake - so i made the Dark Chocolate Mud cake and added chillie flakes to it -
I didn't want to add blitzed Chillies just incase someone got more than they bargined for when they had a slice of cake.

You can also add those Malteses to the batter if you wish - crush them up a little and stir them through just before you pour the mixture into the pan/s...........for a malted chocolate flavour.


Bluehue
post #37 of 183
So excited! I didn't get a notification on this, wonder why. Anywho. My cake experiments icon_biggrin.gif are listed below.

1) Pam's Chocolate Mud Cake CHERRY(queento2)
2) Exclusively Food's Chocolate Mud Cake
3) Dark Chocolate Mud Cake
4) Bluehue's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

5) FrecklesCakes' White Chocolate Mud Cake CHERRY(queento2)
6) Bluehue's White Chocolate Mud Cake
post #38 of 183
Bluehue, I have a couple more questions:
1. You said you bake them using the same temp for cakes. I usually bake my cupcakes at 335 degrees. Would this be ok, or should I go lower?

2. How full should I fill the cupcake tins? Not quite sure how much they will rise.

3. I see this recipe uses coconut milk. Is this a chocolate coconut cake recipe?

I appreciate all your assistance.

Thanx
post #39 of 183
Whats the difference between mudcakes and regular cakes?
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post #40 of 183
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Originally Posted by cakeastic

Whats the difference between mudcakes and regular cakes?



Texture? Don't know. Flavor? Don't know. That's the point of the scratch-off, because we don't know! Pick a recipe and help us find out what our Aussie sistas are baking down there icon_biggrin.gif

Jen
post #41 of 183
texastj the oven temp for Blue's mudcake for us would be 275 to 300 F .
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post #42 of 183
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Originally Posted by MrsMay


3) Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

I believe #3 comes from here: http://www.how2cakes.com/darkmud.html



Yes I think it is too icon_smile.gif I LOVE this mud cake! It is my go to and everyone loves it! I modify it at times too but as is its great!

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Originally Posted by Adevag



Frecklescakes - I'm sorry I got the recipe name wrong. But I'm glad it's a caramel cake because after reading about them I have been wanting to try it!

5) FrecklesCakes' Caramel Chocolate Mud Cake




Thanks icon_smile.gif I think a few people that missed this may get a little surprise haha but that's ok.
post #43 of 183
Hi guys! I'm trying to figure out if any of you tried Bluehue's recipe and if it tastes like a chocolate coconut cake. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. It will help me decide which mudcake to try first. Thanx in advance.
post #44 of 183
I did and no, it doesn't have a coconut chocolate taste. Now, there is whiff of it, but that may be cause I know it is in there. I just did that one and Freckle's caramel cake. Seeing as how I'm not that into chocolate, but love caramel, I can say Freckles your caramel mud cake is AWESOME!! Will be trying the cake on Saturday, will give more flavor details then. icon_biggrin.gif
post #45 of 183
So, anyone else baking?
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