Friday, October 7, 2011

White Chocolate Mud Cake.....Happy Birthday BJ And Lauren!

Today was our AZ Huggy Bunch sewing day and this past week BJ and Lauren each had a birthday so I am making them a cake, from a very "naughty" recipe called White Chocolate Mud Cake. Naughty as in heaps of calories............
lots of white chocolate and butter, sugar, eggs and some flour! I used wholewheat white flour so maybe there is a little more nutritional value!
All covered in a white chocolate ganache and I am adding strawberries for extra pizzazz because all white sounds a bit boring, doesn't it? And don't we need some fresh fruit to make it nutritionally acceptable? And aesthetically pleasing?

Here's the recipe, if you dare.
White Chocolate Mud cake
250 gms. butter
150 gms. white chocolate [use the good stuff, Ghiradelli is the better choice]
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1.5 cups all purpose [plain] flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1tsp vanilla
2 eggs lightly beaten

White Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 cup cream
300 gm. white chocolate
Grease a deep 9" round cake pan: line base and sides with parchment paper.
Combine butter, white chocolate, sugar and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth and combined- do not boil. Transfer to a large bowl and cool 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to moderately slow [320degrees F].
Whisk flours into liquids and stir in vanilla and eggs. Pour into lined pan and bake one hour. Cover with foil and bake about another 30 minutes. This cake is moist and dense, not light and fluffy.
Leave cake in pan for 30 minutes then turn out onto a rack. When cooled spread with the ganache.
White Chocolate Ganache
Bring cream to a boil in small saucepan, pour over chocolate stirring until the chocolate melts. Cover and refrigerate until thick enough to be spreadable, stirring occasionally.


Reddirt Woman said...

Now that cake looks and sounds downright sinful... and something I would love. Happy birthday, for sure, to BJ and Lauren and what a treat for the rest of the Huggy Bunch to share. I'm going to have to try this recipe and I rarely am inspired to cook but this sounds like one I'd like to add to my limited repertoire.

Hugs and thank you for sharing...

Miri said...

Incredible cake...I'm bookmarking the recipe for after I finished dieting! :) (Our two week trip put poundsss on-how is that possible?)