Cadbury Caramilk Mud Cake

Caramilk Mud Cake

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
2 eggs
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

Caramilk Ganache

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.


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22 thoughts on “Cadbury Caramilk Mud Cake

  1. Eileen

    What type of oil would you use please?

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Any unflavoured oil – canola, vegetable, etc

      1. Jax

        Oh crap.. I used olive oil ??‍♀️

  2. Erin

    How long would you suggest baking for as cupcakes? And same temperature?

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Probably about 12-15mins, but just keep an eye on them

  3. Rachael Hyde

    Do we have an equivalent in the uk of Cadbury’s Caramilk Chocolate?

    1. Cake Warehouse

      I’m unsure sorry! It’s a limited edition remake of a chocolate from the 90s in New Zealand. It’s white chocolate that has been caramelised, so you could do the same with white chocolate and use brown sugar instead. Not quite the same but similar!

    2. Emily

      It’s the same as caramac. I love in nz now, from the UK. Caramilk is better than caramac!, but it’s the same

  4. Jen

    Hi, I made this today but the oil seemed to have separated from the mix and leaked out the bottom of the tin.
    The cake also didn’t rise much. We’re did I go wrong?

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Oh no, that’s such a shame! I have no idea why it would do that. It’s not a tall cake so doesn’t rise a lot, but I’ve never had oil leaking from it before :-(

  5. i have tried it and it actually very yummy and delicious

  6. Tonee

    So where do you get the caramilk choc from in NZ??

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Supermarkets, dairies, petrol stations… it’s in short supply in some places but easy to find in others.

  7. Kate

    Hi there! :) If I wanted to make this recipe with dark chocolate, what adjustments would I need to make?

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Unfortunately it can’t really be easily swapped. Chocolate mud cake needs cocoa added and cocoa can’t just replace flour as it absorbs more moisture. It would take quite a bit of trial and error to get it right.

  8. Sammie

    I made this today and OMG it was delish. Was so hard to find the choc and ended up having to pay dairy prices (and only able to get 2 blocks) was worth it though. The ganache makes the cake. Going to try substitute some of the white sugar for brown sugar to make it a little more caramel. Used it as a test run for a wedding cake i am doing in a few weeks. Now to try and source a bulk lot of choc haha. Wish me luck.

    1. Cake Warehouse

      It is so hard to get now! I have to make another this weekend for a birthday and between me and a friend, we went to 15 supermarkets! I’ve ended up with 3 blocks out of all that.

      Let me know how it goes with the brown sugar. I almost did the same for this recipe but went with white sugar at the last minute.

  9. Sarah

    For those looking for caramilk, we found an expensive alternative with Whittakers West Coast Buttermilk Caramelised White Chocolate, it’s not the same but it worked for the cake I did a few days ago

    1. Cake Warehouse

      Yes, also delicious! There are quite a few blogs out there on caramelising your own white chocolate too, which is just baking it until it’s browned. It doesn’t look hard once you have the temperature right!

  10. Sammie Smaling

    So cake warehouse. The wedding was this weekend and I made the caramilk mudcake with 50/50 white sugar and brown sugar. It was so much more “caramel” flavoured. Turned put really well :) everybody loved it. Definitely worth trying, thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
    Ps. I found 11 blocks of the choc which I used 8 for the cake, a couple spare for me and to gift hehe.

  11. Jen

    This recipe looks great, but Caramilk in Canada isn’t white chocolate. It’s technically milk chocolate bar filled with caramel. This is what I mean:
    Do you think this recipe would still be do-able with our version of the bar?

  12. Mat Wihapi

    I’m just wondering has all the caramilk chocolate sold out in NZ cos I know where I work we sold out in three days and I’m in kaitaia.

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