Sunday, 29 April 2012

Mud pies

This recipe is thanks to inspiration from a recipe on Confessions of a Mumpreneur. It was a great way to use up our easter chocolate. sam and i are not chocoholics but i love cakes and muffins so this made something sitting in the cupboard going mouldy in to a tin of very tempting little cakes. i made a batch of these in muffin cases but found the best ones were actually the ones i poured in to ramekin dishes and ate with strawberries. yum. it is such a simple recipe. i felt totally uninspired for dinner and found myself gazing at the big broken chocolate easter egg in the cupboard, so i made mud pies as a nice pudding to make up for first course of cheese on toast. I put some of these in the freezer and popped them in the oven when friends came for coffee. they were really yummy heated up.
200g chocolate (broken into pieces)
200g butter
3 eggs
75g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
100g chopped brazil nuts (optional)

1. grease a 12-cupcake tin and preheat the oven to 160F
2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Leave until melted then stir together.
3. sift the flour
3. Put the eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat with a whisk for 5 mins, until light and foamy. 
4. Add the flour and the melted chocolate mixture and fold in gently with a large spoon.

5. Put the mix in to your cases or dishes and bake for 15mins.


  1. Looks good lady :) Thank you for sharing

  2. That's such a good idea! There isn't much chocolate left in our house, but I'm definitely going to try making mud pies. And putting them in the freezer is inspired - what a lovely treat to have with coffee. My friends are lucky if they get a dry old digestive x

    1. i've heated them out of the freezer - but also served them frozen once.. and they were still delicious after only 10minutes of de-frosting!!


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