Frugal Chocolate Mud CakeCheap, Rich and Delicious!

It was soooo hard to find a recipe for a Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake without chocolate – why, you say?

Because chocolate is expensive!!!

I try very hard to keep the recipes awesomely simple and cheap.

Our Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake is certainly not as heavy as a mud cake – but heavier than a standard chocolate cake!

It’s really reallyyy delicious and satisfying, too!

Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake

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  • 60 grams Cocoa
  • 180 grams Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 300 grams Castor Sugar
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Mix the cocoa with one cup of cold tap water, stir and set aside.
  2. In another bowl sift the flour with the bicarb - and set this aside.
  3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well in between.
  5. Add bit by bit the cocoa mixture and the flour mixture alternatively until all mixed well.
  6. Pour in a greased round cake tin and bake for 1 hour at 180 degrees.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the tin.  Serve with chocolate icing.


Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake is suitable for freezing.  Allow to cool before double wrapping in plastic wrap and freeze on a level surface for up to two months.

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