This cake is DELICIOUS! You only need a small sliver thanks to the sticky caramel on top. The cake itself is dense and fudgy, but still melt in your mouth. If you make just one thing on this blog, let it be this!
If you want a tall cake, make two and sandwich them together, or double the recipe and bake it in three batches. It’s better to bake it in smaller layers so you don’t dry it out too much on the outside before the inside is cooked. I have used this under fondant and it stands up well, though you will need to use a different icing or ganache on the outside. Keep the caramel to fill between the layers though!
Caramel Mud Cake
300g white chocolate, broken up
180g butter, chopped
1/4 cup oil
1 cup milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups flour
2/3 tsp baking powder
Grease and flour a 20cm round pan. Preheat oven to 160C.
In a large pot, put the broken up white chocolate, butter, oil, milk, brown sugar, golden syrup and vanilla. Over a low heat, stir until smooth and the butter and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat (allow to cool until lukewarm if it’s too hot).
Add eggs and mix until smooth and glossy.
Lastly, mix in flour and baking powder until the mixture is smooth.
Bake until a skewer or knife comes out clean or with only moist crumbs, not wet mixture – about 60-70mins depending on your oven.
When baked, remove from the oven, cover with a tea towel and press down for a flat surface. If you like, place a play over the tea towel and put something heavy on top, eg. A large tin. This is purely for looks – you could also trim off the done with a knife.
1 tin of sweetend condensed milk
2 Tbsp golden syrup
Coarse sea salt
In a pan over medium heat, melt together the condensed milk, butter and golden syrup, stirring regularly, until the mix is thick and golden.
Allow to cool until warm but still spreadable.
Spread over your mud cake, swirling the caramel in a spiral pattern, starting from the outside into the center.
Sprinkle over a couple of pinched of sea salt and allow caramel to cool until set.