Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

I am loving taking the time to make/bake/cook a recipe every week for Foodie Friday. It is very exciting actually as I need to keep up with the theme too.

This week I baked for you a Muddy Chocolate Cake inspired by a cake found in Roald Dahl’s – Completely Revolting Recipes:

And here is the recipe I end up with:

Muddy Chocolate Cake

Β For the sponge:

225g plain chocolate
175 unsalted butter, softened
225h caster sugar
4 tbsp plain flour
6 eggs separated

For the Coating:

225g dark chocolate Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons
225h double cream(smantana grouse)
What else you will need:
Halloween sweets
20cm cake tin
greaseproof paper
wire rack
palette knife


Preheat the oven at 180C.
Grease and line the cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Melt the chocolate in a pyrex bowl , over a saucepan of simmering water or on a low heat in a microwave.
Mix in the butter and stir until melted.
Add the flour, sugar and lightly beaten egg yolks.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until stiff.
Gently fold half of the whites into the chocolate mixture, mixing throughly.
Then carefully fold in the remaining whites.
Bake for approx. 35 minutes. There will be a thin crust on top of the cake and if tested with a skewer the inside will appear insufficiently cooked but don’t worry as this is the character of the cake and it gets firmer as it cools. This cake is deliciously moist and light.
Leave it to cool in the tin on a wire rack.
When is cool enough then remove it from the tin and discard the greaseproof paper.
Lay it on a cake plate.Now prepare the coating.
Using a pyrex bowl again over a saucepan of simmering water melt the chocolate.
When all melted take of the simmering pan and mix in the cream.
Let it cool for 15 minutes or so and then spread over the cake.
Now let your child add the Halloween Sweets and there you have it – Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake!

I highly recommend the Roald Dahl’s book it is so fun for the kids especially!

Happy Halloween!



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  1. October 24, 2014 / 10:17 am

    I really love the cake, especially as it is based on a Roald Dahl creation – so much fun to make and even better to eat

    • Otilia
      October 25, 2014 / 6:01 pm

      Oh yes! And we have in plan to try some more of the recipes in that book! My eldest is insisting πŸ™‚

  2. October 24, 2014 / 10:40 am

    I haven’t had time to link up lately but I’m back in the game ! Love the cake – you should link up to Galina’s #readcookeat challenge on Chez Maximka πŸ™‚

    • Otilia
      October 25, 2014 / 2:26 pm

      oh nice thank you. i didn’t know about her linky

  3. October 25, 2014 / 6:42 am

    ooh it all looks yummy and spooky

    • Otilia
      October 25, 2014 / 4:42 pm

      it was yummy and finished in less than 24hours

    • Otilia
      October 25, 2014 / 4:42 pm

      it was yummy and finished in less than 24hours

  4. julie
    October 26, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    we have a recipe book called Roald Dahls even more revolting recipes that I bought from our library book sale I think it cost 20 or 30p . And what fun we have with it. They all taste nice. I am going to try your cake with with the kids help for Halloween and also the recipe you posted for the Halloween cake pops , they looked great.

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 10:52 am

      Oh…I am going to look for that one! Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  5. julie
    October 26, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    We have the Roald Dahls revolting recipes book that we bought from our library book sale I think we payed 20 or 30p we have had so much fun with it , I will be trying your recipe with the kids help for Halloween and also your cake pops , they look great.

  6. October 26, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Wow, that cake looks awesome! I am looking for ideas for our Halloween party on Thursday so I will try and link up by then πŸ™‚ Thank you for linking to PoCoLo πŸ™‚ x

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:26 am

      thank you Vic. you can still link up open for another week

  7. October 27, 2014 / 7:42 am

    What a great book. That’s a really fun idea and your cake looks amazing! x

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:27 am

      Thank you lovely nice to hear

  8. October 27, 2014 / 8:16 am

    This looks great. My son would love it – especially with the spooky gummy sweets

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:29 am

      the spooky gummy sweets are the best part and they were fighting for them

  9. October 27, 2014 / 9:17 am

    Lots of fab food to take a peek at here! I’ve just added one but I have a fee more scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday x

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

      cool. I am hoping to see more as the linky is still open

  10. October 27, 2014 / 9:19 am

    The cake looks FAB, I cant wait to make some scary treats with my boys this week!

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:31 am

      Hope you had a lovely Halloween!

  11. October 27, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    This looks fabulous, love the fact its based on a roahl dahl recipe

  12. October 27, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I tried to make some pumpkin muffins but they came out a little gooey… then tried to make day of the dead bread, and that came out delicious but not so pretty… so I have nothing to share for the theme πŸ™ However, I am sharing my favorite scary books! Anyhow, I will try the book you recommend. Sounds awesome!

    • Otilia
      October 27, 2014 / 8:33 pm

      Sometimes we have to show our disasters too Erika. Thank you for visiting and there is always next week πŸ™‚

  13. October 27, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    The cake looks awesome and perfect for Halloween. I think I’ll be spending my next hour looking through all the links as there are so many great looking halloween ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 11:22 am

      There are lots of fab recipes you are right!

  14. October 27, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    OMG yummy – the kids would love this, and we already have lots of Halloween sweets.

    • Otilia
      October 27, 2014 / 8:34 pm

      yes it is a good way to use the Halloween sweets πŸ™‚

  15. October 27, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    That looks so yummy just love baking cakes , this one looks so much fun .

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 11:15 am

      It was really fun and i love it has just a tiny bit of flour!

  16. October 27, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    What a lovely cake, Liv would really enjoy decorating that!

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 11:17 am

      I think next time I will need to be even more inventive πŸ™‚

  17. October 28, 2014 / 8:36 am

    The cake looks and sounds great, anything chocolate gets my vote… now where is that ice-cream!

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 11:18 am

      oh yes. serving it with ice cream would be really good!

  18. October 28, 2014 / 9:09 am

    Lovely sounding cake you have here, what a good idea x

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Rachel. Ronald’s Dahl book is to think really πŸ™‚

  19. October 28, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Gosh, this looks wonderful for a special treat.

  20. October 28, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    I’m not much of a cook but my kids would love me forever if I made this for them! Might have a go… πŸ™‚ Looks yummy

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 5:28 pm

      oh definitely let me know if you do πŸ™‚

  21. October 28, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Any sort of chocolate cake wouldn’t last five seconds in our house! This looks like a really fun to make with little ones. X

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 5:27 pm

      It is really fun! My girls were chasing the chocolate πŸ™‚ And it was eaten quite fast!

  22. October 28, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    WOW this cake looks absolutely amazing. I am so impressed I want some now. Just joining in for the first time from foodie friday facebook page! Hope I followed the rules right I share a weekly recipe on my blog so great to have a link up for it too! πŸ™‚

    • Otilia
      October 28, 2014 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you Jenny! How great to have you join in πŸ™‚ We are here and over at Casa Costello every week πŸ™‚

  23. October 28, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    My daughter’s a chocolate fiend – she would absolutely adore this cake. Looks suitably spooky!

  24. October 29, 2014 / 7:07 am

    Some fabulous ideas here

    • Otilia
      October 30, 2014 / 7:07 am

      Thanks it was very delicious indeed

  25. October 30, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, your cake looks delicious! I NEED to make this *drools*

    • Otilia
      November 2, 2014 / 11:32 am

      Thanks for linking up Nadine!

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