The recipe for this mudcake is taken from DK’s ‘The Cooking Book’. It’s a great cookery book for children – very visual, and easy to follow the instructions. This is a perfect recipe to make with children as they can be very involved. Adult supervision will be need when using boiling water etc.
Mud cake squares are perfect for a picnic treat or school cake sale.
250g broken biscuits (that’s great fun in itself)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
125g mixed dried fruit
1 chocolate bar for topping
- Melt the butter (don’t get it too hot, just melt it)!
- Add cocoa and sugar (take the pan off the heat to do this).
- Now add fruit and biscuits.
- Mix it all up.
- Put foil in the tin.
- Pour in the mix.
- Press it down.
- Place it in the fridge (leave it for about 2 hours).
How to make the topping:
Pour some very hot hot water into a bowl place another bowl on top of it.
Break up the chocolate and place it in the top bowl.
Let the heat melt it.
- Melt the chocolate
- Pour it on
- Spread it out.
Allow the chocolate topping to cool and then chop into squares. These mudcakes can also be made in paper cake cases.