Mud Cake With White Chocolate Ganache and Walnuts

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

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”30 min” cook_time=”60 min” serves=”” details=”” ]

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  • 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

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  • 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

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”2 hours, 40 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan. Line with waxed paper.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place the sugar, milk, butter, molasses, and chocolate in a saucepan and stir over low heat, without boiling, until smooth. Set aside to cool.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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