Monday, April 23, 2012

Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mudcake

I started this year with the best intentions, way back at the start of January I sat down with a calendar and wrote down all those 'must try one day recipes' floating around my head. I had this Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mud Cake written down for January thinking its flavours would make a yummy summer cake. I acutally made this cake a couple of weeks ago and learnt something, this is not just a summer cake its a cake I would happily anyday or everyday even.

It baked perfectly forming a nice domed shape top, with a super moist inside. The lemon and lime flavor in the cake was nice without being to strong, but the real winner is the ganache. I love white chocolate so really fell for the ganache, with the subtle coconut, lemon and lime flavours it was amazing!
For the Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mudcake 
(for full recipe scroll to end of the post)
250 grams butter
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons lime zest
180g white chocolate
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self-raising flour
2 eggs lightly beaten

To make the Mudcake- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c. Grease a round 20cm cake pan and line the base and sides woth baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang at the top.

Add the butter, lemon, lime, chocolate, sugar and milk to a medium sized saucepan. Stir all the ingredients over a low heat until smooth. Transfer in a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
Add the sifted flours and the eggs to the butter and chocolate mixture, stir until combined.

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, until cake tests done. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.
While the cake is cooling make the coconut ganache.

Turn the cake out of the pan top side up, cover with the white chocolate coconut ganache.

For the Coconut White Chocolate Ganache
140ml can coconut cream
360 grams white chocolate
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest

To make the Ganache- Finely chop the white chocolate, combine the chocolate, lemon and lime  in a medium bowl.
Pour the coconut cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for about half an hour. Stir the mixture occasionally until spreadable.
Spread over the cooled cake.

Enjoy!

Lemon Lime White Chocolate Mudcake 
(based on recipe from Womens Weekly, Cakes Biscuits and Slices)
250 grams butter
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons lime zest
180g white chocolate
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self-raisin flour
2 eggs lightly beaten

To make the Mudcake

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c. Grease a round 20cm cake pan and line the base and sides woth baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang at the top.
  • Add the butter, lemon, lime, chocolate, sugar and milk to a medium sized saucepan. Stir all the ingredients over a low heat until smooth. Transfer in a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
  • Add the sifted flours and the eggs to the butter and chocolate mixture, stir until combined.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, until cake tests done. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.
  • While the cake is cooling make the coconut ganache.
  • Turn the cake out of the pan top side up, cover with the white chocolate coconut ganache.

Coconut White Chocolate Ganache
140ml can coconut cream
360 grams white chocolate
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest

To make the Ganache

  • Finely chop the white chocolate, combine the chocolate, lemon and lime  in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the coconut cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for about half an hour. Stir the mixture occasionally until spreadable.

15 comments:

  1. Mmmmm...looks delish!

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  2. Looks delicious. Love the use of both lemon and lime

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  3. My Mouth is watering this very moment

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  4. Oh Wow -what a great flavour combo! Now I will have to add it to my must try list!!

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  5. That looks absolutely wonderful and so delicious!! I'd love to try this and will do (before I get through all the other must try recipes!).

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  6. oh wow, white chocolate mudcake, inspirational! <3

    Nom! x

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  7. I love the white chocolate lemon lime combo. Yum!

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  8. Cor! This looks scrummy! Hand me a fork now. I could devour that with a cup of tea.
    Loving your blog.
    Han. xx

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  9. This is such a yummy cake. Well done, I must keep this recipe and try it soon.X

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  10. Looks beautiful, Kara. I bet the lemon and lime hints gave it a wonderful refreshing touch. I bet it's amazing with tea too (the Brit in me just reared its head, lol).

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  11. yum! thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I made this the other day and it is absolutely divine! My workmates all enjoyed it too :) It will be a great special birthday cake for my mum when I make it again in a few weeks! :)

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