Mud Cake

This is a quick and easy mud cake recipe – very decadent and simple to make!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional, but you can add less if you don’t want it to be completely lemony)
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa powder until it is well incorporated
  2. Add the oil. Crack the eggs separately and beat them well; add to the batter. Add the lemon juice if desired. (If the juice is – how can I explain – like, more tangy, then add less). Beat until smooth and well blended.
  3. Pour in a 23 cm/8 inch round cake tin. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-13 minutes. Let cool for a while.
  4. Eat!

TIP: Springform cake tins work best, because then you don’t have to scrape everything out! However, you can also use parchment/baking paper for ease and some cake tins tip the cake out nicely if you turn them upside down.

Recipe credit to my friend Ruqayyah. You can see more great recipes on her blog, .

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