Chocolate Mud Cake (V+GF)
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Easy 2-tier Chocolate Mud cake with a Coconut-Chocolate Ganache.
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Yeast-free, Soy-free, can be Nut-free
Cuisine: Australian, NZ
Serves: 2 tier cake
Dry Ingredients:
  • GF Oat Flour-1 cup
  • Super fine White Rice Flour [or] Brown Rice Flour-1/2 cup+2 Tbsp
  • Arrowroot Starch- ¼ cup
  • Tapioca Starch- ¼ cup
  • Baking powder- 2 tsp
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Organic Raw Sugar-1.5 cups
  • Cacao powder-1 cup + 1 Tbsp
  • Salt-1/4 tsp
Wet Ingredients:
  • Banana Puree-1 cup
  • Almond milk-1 cups
  • White Vinegar-2 tsp
  • Rice bran oil/Coconut oil melted-1/2 cup
  • Concentrated Vanilla Extract-1 tsp
  • Fresh Ground Coffee-1 Tbsp dissolved in ½ cup milk
Optional Ingredients:
  • Xanthan [or] Guar gum- 1 tsp [OPTIONAL]
  • Carob powder-1 Tbsp [OPTIONAL]
  • Strawberries-500 grams
  • Full fat Coconut cream-270 mills
  • Vegan GF Chocolate-200 grams
  • Salt-1/4 tsp
  • Organic Raw Sugar-1.5 Tbsp [OPTIONAL]
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius/350 Fahrenheit
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix them really well. Transfer to a plate
  3. In a the same bowl, add all the wet ingredients except oil and beat until foamy/frothy.
  4. Add the dry ingredients 1 cup a time while mixing with a hand-held mixer. Once you have added all the dry ingredients, the batter will resemble a thick pancake batter.
  5. Now, add oil and keep mixing for a minute.
  6. Divide batter evenly between your 2 cake pans lined with each parchment paper or coated with coconut oil.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. I baked in middle-tier of the oven.
  8. Let it stand for ten minutes, flip both the pans and let it cool for couple of hours.
  9. Whilst cake is cooling, prepare the ganache. Heat coconut cream until bubbles start to appear around the edges , turn off heat, add chopped chocolate, salt and let it sit for 10 mins. After 10 minute mark, stir and that's it. Ganache is ready. Let it cool as well
  10. Assembly is super simple. Over one of the tiers, apply ganache, top with strawberries and flip the other tier and cover with ganache.
*Carob and gum are optional.
*Sugar was perfect. Add 1 and ⅓ cup of sugar, check sweetness and add more if you need.
*If you see the ganache seep between the tiers, keep a slice of strawberry in the gap, cover the gap, apply more ganache and that would sort the issue.
*I added ¾th cup banana puree, 1 & ⅓ cup sugar, ¼ cup oil, the first time I made it. Turned out a bit dry. The amount mentioned in the recipe was spot on.
*For a nut-free option, replace almond milk with rice/oat milk
Recipe by Yes, I am Vegan at