So, I made my first mud cake this past Wednesday the 3rd and I have some questions. This was the recipe I used....
250g butter, chopped
200g dark chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 = 1/3 cups of strong coffee
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder ( I used dark)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
I followed directions and split batter between 2- 8in tins, baked at 350 degrees for about 35 min. They came out of oven fine but started to sink in middle. My first mistake, after reading many post about these cakes, is that I did not let them cool overnight in the pans. After about an hour I took them out of the pans and wrapped in plastic and put into freezer. I took out of freezer Saturday morning and let them thaw out on table. Iced cake Saturday evening and left until today for Sunday Dinner.
So my first question is... What is the texture of the cake supposed to be like? It was very different than the light "Fluffy" cakes I am used to. The texture was thick and more fudgy, almost like it was not done. Is that normal?
What kind of Chocolate should be used? I used the Lindt 70% bars and Dark cocoa and it seemed to dark tasting. I hope that make sense.
Was the amount of coffee to much for this recipe? I am not a coffee drinker so I just guessed on how strong the coffee was supposed to be and it was way to strong. You could smell the coffee when I cut the cake and taste it, so most of family did not like it. Now after reading and looking at other recipes they only use 1 teaspoon of coffee or a little more.
I waited the 3 days to cut it so not sure what it would of been like on the first or second day.
My first attempt will be going into the garbage but I will not be defeated by this cake so any help and information would be appreciated for my next try. Thanks