Wedding cakes - particularly that stiff flawless icing bit - are not really my thing. Luckily, that's not the cake they want. I've been rather cakey around this particular friend and her family and our friends (see also: vegan cupakes and the H-cupcake-cake). See also:
|Said friend's 3 year old's birthday cake... sponge cake layered with cream and organic jam |
topped with chocolate ganache frosting and mini-marshmallows!
(The unicorns, obviously, are for hiding small excited faces.)
|Said friend's fiancé's 'Dirty 30' boobie cake... chocolate sponge with combination dark chocolate |
and white chocolate ganache icing, mini-marshmallow nipples (and yes, one of them is pierced...!)
Okay, yes I definitely have a major thing for ganache icing. But that's not the point of this-here post.
The wedding cake cakey-bit is to be Mississippi Mud Cake as it's the groom's favourite... and naturally I want several trial runs to ensure things go smoothly. So yesterday evening I decided to throw together a miniature batch to try it out, never having made mud cake before. I did have to bastardise the recipe a tad...
The result? ... Oh My Freaking God.
Okay so... original recipe from here. My tweaked recipe:
Bekkitae's Bastardised Mississippi Mudcake Muffins of Moistness and AMAZINGNESS Yield: Six Muffins
65g cocoa powder
125ml + 3.35tbsp vege oil
2tbsp instant coffee granules
3/4cup boiled water
30ml (1/8cup) St Agnes Brandy
1 tbsp Cointreau
215g (1 cup) caster sugar
3/4cup plain flour
1/4cup SR flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease six holes of your muffin tray either with spray oil or melted butter.
2. Mix/whisk together water, oil, coffee granules, Cointreau, brandy, cocoa powder and caster sugar over a water bath until smooth.
3. Place the combined flours in a bowl. Add in the wet ingredient mix and fold (strain in the mix if lumpy).
4. Once the wet ingredients have cooled, fold in the lightly beaten egg.
5. Place two exceptionally heaped tablespoons of the batter into each muffin hole. Bake for ~45minutes (until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean).
6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.