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Cardamom Coffee Mud Cake

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Ingredients
  Cardamom pods 12 , seeds removed and pods discarded
  Strong coffee 200 Milliliter
  Dark chocolate 200 Gram
  Unsalted butter 200 Gram
  Eggs 3
  Soured cream 80 Milliliter
  Golden caster sugar 400 Gram
  Plain flour 170 Gram
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Cocoa powder 30 Gram
For icing
  Dark chocolate 400 Gram
  Unsalted butter 100 Gram
  Golden syrup 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Butter and line a 23cm springform cake tin and set the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.
Lightly crush the cardamom pods and put them in a small pan with the coffee.
Simmer gently for 10 minutes, until reduced to around 120ml.
Melt the chocolate with the butter and stir in the cardamom-flavoured coffee.
Beat the eggs with the soured cream and sugar until combined, then stir this into the chocolate mixture.
Sift the flour bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into the chocolate egg mixture and fold in.
Spoon the cake batter into the tin and level the top.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until cooked through (test with a skewer or small, sharp knife, it should come out clean).
Once cooled a little, turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
For the mud icing melt the chocolate, then mix in the butter and the golden syrup until smooth and remove from the heat.
Leave to cool until spreadable.
Slice the cake into 2 layers, spread 1 cut surface with some of the chocolate mixture and sandwich together.
Brush any crumbs off the cake and then spread the remaining icing around the sides and top.
Leave to set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Servings: 
4

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