FOOD

Rum & raisin mud cake

You've had rum & raisin ice-cream, now try the winter variant – rum & raisin mud cake! This delish cake is perfect for entertaining on cold nights straight from the oven.
12
3H 15M
You’ve had rum & raisin ice-cream, now try the winter variant – rum & raisin mud cake! This delish cake is perfect for entertaining on cold nights straight from the oven.

Ingredients

Ganache

Method

1.Grease a 22cm round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 4cm above pan edge.
2.Combine raisins and rum in a bowl. Stand, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour to soak.
3.Place butter, chocolate, sugar and milk in a large, heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a large saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove.
4.Add combined sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder to chocolate mixture with eggs. Stir to combine. Stir in raisin mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
5.Cook in a moderately slow oven (160°C) for about 1 hour, 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Stand cake in pan to cool.
6.To make ganache, combine chocolate and cream in a medium, heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and combined.
7.Pour warm ganache over cooled cake.

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