• Serves 12
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients


Moist dark chocolate mud cake filled with choc-swirled cream and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache. Without being overly rich, this stunning dessert cake is the perfect indulgence for any special occasion.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 375g NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE dark chocolate melts
  • 1 ¾ cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • Some White and dark chocolate curls/flakes to decorate
  • 600mls cream


  1. Grease three 18cm round cake pans, lining the base and sides with baking paper. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Combine butter, 150g NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE chocolate melts, sugar and milk in a saucepan, stirring over low heat, without boiling, until smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl and let the mixture cool.
  3. Whisk sifted flours into the mixture, then stir in essence and eggs. The mixture will be a smooth, runny consistency.
  4. Pour mixture into the cake pans and bake for 50 mins.
  5. Turn cakes onto a wire rack to cool. Trim tops of cakes to level (if required).
  6. Place the cake base on a serving plate. Spoon half of the chocolate swirled cream over the cake. Repeat with another cake layer and the remaining chocolate cream. Top with the remaining cake layer.
  7. Spread top with dark chocolate ganache and decorate with white and dark chocolate curls/flakes.
  8. Dark chocolate ganache: Melt NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE dark chocolate melts and ½ cup cream in microwave for 1min. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  9. Chocolate swirled cream: Whisk remaining cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Fold ¼ cup of cooled dark chocolate ganache through whipped cream to create a swirled effect.


This is an easy mud cake recipe with impressive results!

  • Looks like the cake of my dreams!! Love me some chocolate on chocolate!!


  • This really is so decadent… and mouthwatering. It looks amazing and something I’d love to try. I imagine only a small slice needed though.


  • I’ll certainly give this a try and hope it turns out as good as this one does. Thanks for sharing it


  • It certainly looks decadent in your photo. Thanks so much for sharing, I just must have a go at this one.

    • That was exactly what I was thinking…sure looks decadent !


  • That looks so amazing! I’d be chuffed with those decorations!


  • Yum looks so chocolatey!


  • Very impressive. I need to taste test it to be sure of it’s deliciousness though… Thanks for sharing!


  • So simply and looks amazing I will it for hubbys bday next month be loved chocolate cake


  • It looks divine with just simple ingredients.


  • wooowww so simple and looks delicious!


  • I can’t wait to give this a go. Hopefully I get the WOW factor when I make it.


  • OMG are you kidding me? This looks like the most decadent and mouth-watering dessert. I love it!


  • Wow, this certainly looks decadent, cheers.


  • O.M.G. I am in chocolate heaven, I would eat the lot myself! Much too good for children ;)


  • This is one amazing cake,it look’s delicious!


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