08-23-2013, 07:24 PM
Chocolate Mud Cake.
Lyn's Chocolate Mud Cake...
300 gr of bitter chocolate
1/4 cup of sugar
250 gr of butter
5 egg whites
1 pinch of salt
3/4 cup of flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 vanilla bean or equivalent
For the ganache
200 ml of cream
100 gr of chocolate
Preheat the oven to mild temperature – 130°C/266°F.
Grease and flour (or use parchment paper as I did) a 20x30cm/7.8×11.8in pan.
Put the chocolate cut in small pieces into a bowl.
Add the butter.
Place this bowl on a pan with water and melt it in bain marie.
When it melts, take it out of the gas source, mix it until well combined.
Beat the yolks with the sugar and vanilla until it becomes clear and foamy.
Mix the yolks mixture with the melted chocolate.
Sift the flour, together with the baking power, over the mixture and mix to combine.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and add them to the rest, mixing gently until well mixed.
Bake in mild oven (130°C/266°F) for 45 minutes.
Prepare the ganache putting the cream to boil. When it boils, turn off the gas and add the chocolate fondant cut in small pieces and stir until completely melt.
Using a spatula, spread and smooth it over the mud cake.