Mud Cake With White Chocolate Ganache and Walnuts

A smooth, rich topping makes this cake a luscious treat.

from Cakes: 1,001 Classic Recipes From Around the World

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  • prep 30 min    cook 60 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cut up
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 5 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups White Chocolate Ganache
  • 12 walnut halves

    How to make it  2 hours, 40 minutes


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan. Line with waxed paper.

  • 2

    Place the sugar, milk, butter, molasses, and chocolate in a saucepan and stir over low heat, without boiling, until smooth. Set aside to cool.

  • 3

    Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Gradually stir the dry ingredients and eggs into the sugar mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • 4

    Cool the cake completely in the pan. Turn out onto a rack. Carefully remove the paper and let cool completely. Spread with the ganache. Decorate with the walnuts. Yield: 9-inch cake.

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