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Brace yourself. The best chocolate cake recipe you’ll ever meet.

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Aren’t they pretty?

Last month, when I went to Melbourne for the Olympus lunch, I was given lots of beautiful gifts from the ladies who attended the lunch. One of them was a beautiful box from a girl named Cara. I wasn’t expecting gifts, and especially not that many, so I was struggling to fit them in my bags. I spent a bit of time rearranging and figuring it all out.

The box from Cara was moved and turned upside down, and eventually I decided to take it as carry-on in the plane because I couldn’t fit it anywhere else. In the taxi to the airport, I said to my friend Alex, “I wonder what is in this? I hope it’s not cake because I turned it upside down”. I’m not the most graceful person, my mum will be quick to tell you that. And sure enough, it was cake. I could tell it was once beautiful, but my ungraceful ways had made it anything but. I was mortified. Sorry Cara.

But that cake was the best cake I ever met. I know, I’ve said it before about other cakes, but this one. OMG. Get in my mouth.

Cara has never, ever shared the recipe before… but I have it and I’m sharing it. She hasn’t yet revealed her icing recipe, but I’m hoping one day we can snag that off her.

Cara’s never ever fail Thermomix chocolate mudcake


250g unsalted butter
200g dark chocolate {white chocolate works too}
330g water
440g caster sugar
3/4 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup plain flour
3 eggs


♥ Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
♥ Place butter, chocolate, water and sugar into the Thermomix jug. Mix on speed 5 for 15 seconds. Cook on 90c, speed 2 for 4 minutes.
♥ Add flours. Mix on speed 5 for 3 seconds. Add in eggs and mix on speed 5 for 7 seconds.
♥ Place in oven and cook for 22 minutes {cupcakes} and longer for cake {just test with a skewer and if it comes out clean, you’re done}.

Non-Thermomixers: Just place the butter, chocolate, water and sugar into a saucepan and stir over medium heat until the butter and chocolate has melted. Add the flours, and eggs and mix until combined. Cook as per instructions.