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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 48: Mississippi Mud Cake

November 24, 2015

Aah the sweet chocolatey taste of success.


Just a small slice of course

After a few failures in a row it was a relief to have a success. Clearly this only needs two layers not three, but if restraint is what you’re looking for, go talk to Delia or something. Gooey chocolate sponge, chocolate cream cheese icing and then some chocolate shavings to decorate.


Apparently cake and sherry is a thing

Mississippi Mud Cake
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery

For the sponge:
250g unsalted butter
600g caster sugar
3 large eggs
470g plain flour
140g cocoa powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
375ml buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
375ml boiling water

For the icing (I made 3/4 and had lots left over)
800g icing sugar
120g cocoa powder
150g unsalted butter
600g cream cheese

40g dark chocolate for decorating

3x 8inch sandwich tins

Sponge method: cream butter and sugar, add eggs. Add dry ingredients, add buttermilk, add hot water.


Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next week: Pecan & Toffee Thumbprint cookies




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Joan Bland permalink
    November 24, 2015 1:44 pm

    I would love a slice- Mmmmmm!

  2. November 25, 2015 5:33 pm

    Those photos look so tempting!! I’d definitely love a slice too. Glad to hear you’re having more success with the book. I find hummingbird bakery recipes very hit or miss but the hits are so good that I’m always willing to try again.

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