Friday, 5 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey - Week 2 - Day 5 - Bonus Activity

For this Summer Learning Journey I had to tell what is my favourite sweet treat or dessert. After that I had to find the recipe for my favourite dessert with a picture. I learnt that Rachel (Manager of the Summer Learning Journey) favourite sweet treat is cookies with cup of tea

My favourite dessert is chocolate mud cake with ice cream. I usually have this on special events like birthdays.
Image result for chocolate mud cake
Photo By Alpha (CC BY-SA 2.0)

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm round cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chocolate, sugar and 1 cup cold water. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Cool for 10 minutes.

  • Add eggs. Stir to combine. Add flours and cocoa. Stir until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre has moist crumbs clinging. Stand for 10 minutes in pan. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

  • Meanwhile, make chocolate ganache: Place chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until thick enough to spread. Spread over cake. Top with chocolate flakes. Stand for 10 minutes or until ganache is set. Serve.


  1. Mālō e lelei Ofa,
    Who doesn't like a mud cake with chocolate ganache?! I love it too! However, I would rather have mine with greek yogurt instead of ice cream. :)
    Once again, you managed to write a good post in here. For the future when posting a recipe don't forget to add the list of the ingredients before the cooking method.
    Also, it's great that you used a picture and added the reference to it. The use of the image made your post very appealing.
    Keep up the good work!
    Kia Kaha,

  2. Hello Ofa
    Good job on completing this summer learning journey activity. Like you, I also like to eat chocolate cake (chocolate cake + chocolate icing + chocolate ice cream is amazing!). Keep up the amazing work Ofa!