I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday! I have had the week off school which has been lovely, the weather has been at least 30c all week here so it definitely feels like summer! We ended up going to Stuttgart for three days to visit a friend, I haven’t been to Stuttgart before but really enjoyed it. I also ended up trying some more traditional German food which was great.
If you are following me on Facebook you will know that last week I was working on a Mississippi Mud Pie recipe and here is the result! I hope you like it! Just be aware this is very rich and chocolatey so you don’t need a big slice!
Please let me know if you try the recipe and what you think! I bought a new recipe book a few weeks ago and have made two recipes out of it today, I will share the results with you next week!
Mississippi Mud Pie
300g biscuits (I used oreos)
pinch of salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
50g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
Start of by making the base…
Melt the butter and put to one side.
Blitz the biscusits in to small crumbs.
Add the butter to the crushed biscuits and blitz again until everything is combined.
Line a 18cm cake tin.
Put your biscuit mixture in to the cake cake and firmly press all over the bottom and up the sides keeping it as even as possible.
Put in the fridge to set.
…next make the cake…
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Melt the sugar and butter together and allow to cool.
In a seperate bowl whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add the buttermilk and chocolate mixture to the bowl and whisk until well combined. (Make sure the chocolate mixture is cool otherwise you will scramble your eggs!)
Finally add the chopped chocolate and sieve the cocoa powder and salt in to your bowl. Stir until everything is well combined.
Pour your chocolate cake mixture in to your cake tin, on top of your chilled biscuit base.
Smooth the top of the mixture and bake in the oven for around 40 minutes.
Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely. The cake might sink (like mine did! But don’t worry!)
When cool take out of the cake tin.
… Finally the Chocolate Mousse
Melt the chocolate and put to one side and allow to cool.
In a seperate bowl whisk the cream in to soft peaks.
Fold the cooled chocolate through the whipped cream.
Put on top of your mud cake and spread until the top of the cake is covered (it doesn’t need to be neat!)
Finally you could drizzle melted chocolate or sprinkle some cocoa powder over the top.