Mud cake with dulce de leche, chocolate ganache and salt

mudcake with dulce de leche and salt

I have previously made a classic mud cake and a liquorice mud cake. This is the best of all, and I don’t understand why I haven’t tried it before. Chocolate and dulce de leche mud cake with chocolate ganache topped with salt flakes. A heavenly combination!

The basic mud cake recipe is the same, I have drizzled some dulce de leche on the batter before baking and after baking covered with fudgy chocolate ganache. I topped the yummy mud cake with salt flakes just before serving.

The chocolate ganache was leftovers from the banana bread cake, so the amount is roughly measured. Cover with as much ganache as you like!

Recipe for mud cake with dulce de leche, chocolate ganache and salt flakes (Swedish kladdkaka med dulce de leche, chokladganache och salt))

  • 100 g salted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2.5 dl sugar
  • 1 dl flour
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dulce de leche
  • 0.5-1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 100 g dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 dl whipping cream
  • Salt flakes

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and grease a baking tin (I use a round 23 cm).

Mix the eggs and sugar lightly. Sift the dry ingredients into the batter, add the melted butter, and gently mix it together into a smooth batter. Overmixing the batter will cause a fluffy and dry cake, so be careful.

Pour into the tin and spread out evenly. Mix the dulce de leche with some whipping cream so it easily can be drizzeled on the batter. I used a piping bag and made 3 circles of dulce de leche on teh cake, but you can drizzle it as you prefer. Bake for around 18-21 minutes, depending on how muddy cake you want. I like 20 minutes, but I like crispy edges.

Let it cool, and if you want the best result, let it cool in the fridge. Chop the chocolate and pour the warm (not boiled) whipping cream on it. Let it rest for 10 minuted and then mix until the chocolate is melted. Let it reach room temperature and then whisk a while to get it more fluffy. Spread it out on the cake and let it cool again. Top with salt flakes. Eat as it is or serve with whipped cream.

Variation ideas for this fika

Choose how dark chocolate you want for the ganache. Serve with berries instead of the salt.

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