Easter Chocolate Mudcake

This velvety chocolate mudcake with mini Easter eggs is the perfect centrepiece for your Easter table!

rating: medium
30min plus 20min cooling
prep
1-1.5 hr
12 to 16 slices

Ingredients

  • 125g (1/2 block) Copha, finely chopped
  • 250g quality dark chocolate, chopped (can substitute with milk chocolate if desired)
  • 400g (2 cups) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 200ml (1 cup) sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g (2 cups) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting

Chocolate ganache

  • 180g chopped dark or milk chocolate
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) thickened cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 140°C/280°F (fan forced 120°C/240°F).  Lightly grease and line a 23cm/9in springform pan.
  2. In a large saucepan combine dark chocolate, brown sugar and sour cream. Stir gently over a low heat until completely melted (do not let the mix boil).
  3. Soften the Copha in a microwave and add to the mixture, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, leaving to cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, add eggs one at a time to the mixture, whisking between each addition until well combined.
  5. Combine plain flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together and sift over chocolate mix, stirring through until well combined. Pour mix into the prepared pan, baking in the middle of the oven for 1-1½ hours or until a skewer is inserted and shows moist crumbs sticking to it.
  6. Remove cake from oven. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack for 30 minutes or until cooled completely.

Chocolate ganache

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, bring cream to boil over a medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir until combined and glossy. Set aside and leave to cool.

Assembly

  • Spread ganache over the cake evenly.
  • Decorate with mini Easter eggs.
  • Allow ganache to set, then serve immediately or leave cake out at room temperature until ready to serve.
  • Serve with fresh raspberries and whipped cream on the side.

If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before serving. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.