The return of Caramilk has taken NZ by storm this last week!
As soon as I got my hands on a block, I knew I wanted to try it in cake form. So what better use for a few blocks of Caramilk than a Caramilk mud cake and Caramilk ganache? I used exactly 3 blocks which did the cake, ganache and chocolate garnish.
This recipe is based off the ever popular Caramel Mud Cake recipe which is also excellent.
The finished cake is 20cm round and approx approx 5cm tall and would serve 12-20 depending on your sweet tooth! If you wanted a taller cake to decorate and fill, double the recipe and bake in 2 or 3 layers. It is suitable for both cake decorating and baking as cupcakes.
Cadbury Caramilk Mud Cake
300g Cadbury Caramilk Chocolate
180g butter, chopped
1/4 cup oil
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups flour
2/3 tsp baking powder
Melt together Caramilk pieces and chopped butter in a microwave for 2 mins, stopped every 30 seconds to stir
Add oil, sugar, milk and vanilla and stir together until combined.
Add eggs and stir well again.
Lastly, add flour and baking powder, stirring until flour is all incorporated.
Pour into a lined 20cm round cake tin and bake at 160C for approx 1 hour 10 – 1 hour 20 mins until a knife comes out with wet crumbs.
Allow to cool
150g Cadbury Caramilk
1/3 cup cream
Leftover Caramilk to garnish if desired
While your cake is cooling, chop your 150g Caramilk, then add cream and microwave together in 30 second bursts until melted (approx 1 minute).
Leave the ganache to cool to room temperature before use, then spread over the top of your cooled cake. If you didn’t eat the remaining Caramilk, you can use it to sprinkle chocolate shavings around your cake.