Mississippi mud cake

Whip up this mud cake for the ultimate indulgence filled with chocolate, coffee and whisky.

  • Serves 9
  • 1 hr 30 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
Mississippi Mud Cake
Mississippi mud cake


Mississippi mud cake
  • 250 gram butter, chopped
  • 150 gram dark eating chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cup (440g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot water
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) whisky
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • cocoa powder or icing sugar, for serving


Mississippi mud cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease a 23cm-square slab pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.
  • 2
    Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, water, whisky and coffee in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat, until mixture is smooth; cool. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa, then eggs.
  • 3
    Pour mixture into pan. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes. Stand for 10 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with cocoa powder or icing sugar, if desired.