Recipes from Miele

Steamed black forest mud cake


Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes 12 – 14 portions

by Ashley Alexander


Mud cake

180g salted butter, chopped
180g brown sugar
150g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
100ml milk
2 free range eggs
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp Murray River salt flakes
190g spelt flour
50g cacao powder
½ cup dried sour cherries

Vanilla bean mascarpone

500g mascarpone
100ml pure cream
1 tbs vanilla paste

Vanilla Cherry Jam

1 cup good quality cherry jam
1 tsp vanilla paste
2 tbs brandy or water
Fresh cherries, to serve

Dark chocolate, extra for dusting


Mud cake

  1. Grease and baking paper line the bottom and sides of a 20cm spring form tin.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar and chocolate. Place on low heat Induction setting 4 for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until melted. Allow to cool.
  3. Whisk, eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour into the cooled chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, cacao and salt through a fine sieve to remove any lumps.
  5. Create a well in the centre of the flours and pour in chocolate mixture. Stir to combine, ensuring there are no lumps. Fold through cherries.
  6. Pour batter into the tin and tap gently to remove any air bubbles. Cover with two sheets of aluminium foil, shiny side down. Cross the foil over each other to ensure the tin is completely sealed.
  7. Place on a rack in the Steam Oven. Steam at 100°C for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  8. Remove cake from Oven and carefully remove foil. Allow to cool in the tin.

Cherry Jam

Combine jam, vanilla and brandy/water. Stir well.

Vanilla bean mascarpone

Gently fold mascarpone, cream and vanilla together. Set aside.

To Serve

  1. Place mascarpone into a piping bag with 2cm round nozzle attachment. Pipe ‘kisses’ on to the top of the cake, covering completely. Alternatively, spoon cream and swirl with the back of a spoon.
  2. Drizzle mascarpone with cherry glaze.
  3. Top with finely grated chocolate and fresh cherries.

Appliance/Function: Steam Combination Oven, Steam Oven

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