This is the ultimate Chocolate Mud Cake. The chocolate cake itself is extremely rich with the perfect chocolate flavor. Then, if that is not awesome enough you get to top this wonderful tasting cake with chocolate ganache.
You would think that this might be too much chocolate but it is not 🙂 It might be due to the strawberries that she tops the cake with. They not only add great flavor, they make it look so beautiful. And if you are a chocolate addict like me you will definitely add the KitKat bars around the cake.
250g / 9oz salted butter
250g / 9oz dark (or milk) chocolate (chopped or broken)
8 tsp Instant coffee (about 10 grams – you won’t get a coffee taste – I promise)
150g / 5.5oz self raising flour
150g / 5.5oz plain flour
60g / 2oz cocoa powder (unsweetened is best)
1/2 tsp bi carb (baking) SODA
500g / 17oz caster sugar
5 eggs – lightly beaten (room temp is best)
70g / 2.5oz vegetable oil
125ml buttermilk (you can make this yourself by adding a squeeze of lemon juice to regular whole milk and letting it sit for 10 minutes)
Enough for a 9″ x 3″ round cake, an 8″ x 4″ round cake, a 6″ x 4″ + approx 8 cupcakes or an 8″ x 3″ square cake