Everyone in my family loves this cake, all that is except for Buddha,,,he hates chocolate! Nothing on earth could persuade him to open his mouth and just have a tiny bit of this cake. Lucky for him I froze some of the Anzac Cake from the other week. He happily takes a piece of that for his recess at school while the rest of the Gang all have the Mud Cake.
Believe me, this recipe is one that you just have to try at least one, it is so easy to make and your family will love you for it, I promise!
CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE
2 cups Plain Flour
1 3/4 cups Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Cocoa
1 cup Cold Water
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and cocoa in a large bowl.
In a saucepan mix the water, oil and butter.
Bring to a boil.
Pour onto dry mix and beat until smooth (I just mix it up with a wooden spoon).
Mix the buttermilk, beaten eggs and bicarb soda together.
Add this mixture to the mix.
Beat until well combined (once again I just used a wooden spoon).
This batter will be thin but don't worry.
Pour into a well greased and lined cake tin (I recommend using a deep cake tin as it is quite a large amount of mixture)
Bake at 170 degrees C until done (in my oven it took about 50 minutes).
Cool on a wire rack and while still slightly warm frost with your favourite icing.