Christmas Mud Cakes with Chocolate Ganache


What you’ll need…

3/4 cup pure cream

300g SUNBEAM Mixed Fruit

1 tbsp boiling water

250g unsalted butter, chopped

200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

330mL milk

⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1¾ cups plain flour, whisked with ½ tsp baking powder

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 tsp mixed spice

Sea salt


¼ cup thickened cream

110g dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC (130ºC fan-forced). Line 12 x ⅓ cup capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Place mixed fruit into a food processor with boiling water and blend to a fine paste. Transfer to a large saucepan with butter, chocolate, milk and brown sugar. Place over a medium heat and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until the butter and chocolate has melted.
  3. Transfer mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer (or you can transfer to a clean bowl and use a hand mixer) and whisk in the eggs. Add flour mixture, cocoa, mixed spice and a generous pinch of salt. Mix until the batter is thick and smooth.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared cases and smooth the surface. Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  5. Heat cream until hot and pour over chocolate. Mix until smooth and desired consistency achieved. Spread over mud cakes.