it’s your birthday….we have to have cake!

Hope everyone had a great day today, we celebrated my partner’s birthday with a quiet dinner and even though he didn’t want one, of course a cake.
The choice was left upto me on the cake, so I thought I’d try a caramel mud cake.
so here it is.

caramel mud cake (women’s weekly)


  • 180g white chocolate
  • 185g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) golden syrup
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) self raising flour
  • 2 eggs

white chocolate ganache


  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 360g white chocolate


  • preheat oven to 160 c/140 c fan forced. grease a 22cm round tin and line with baking paper
  • stir chocolate, butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a large saucepan over a low heat until smooth. allow to cool for about 15 minutes

  • whisk in sifted flours and eggs. pour into pan

  • bake for about 45 min, or until a skewer comes out clean. cool in pan

to make ganache just put cream and chocolate in a small saucepan and stir over low heat, do not leave it unattended, only takes a few minutes.
refrigerate, stirring occasionally until spreadable

I made a double batch and split it between 2 pans and then sandwiched it with ganache.
enjoy and hope you all have a great September ♥

  • Happy Birthday to you very lucky partner I hope he enjoyed his double celebration today and that delicious birthday cake. Thank you for the recipe.:)

  • Happy Birthday! What luck to get such a yummy cake! I love the heart, it's a gorgeous finishing touch and has gone into my cake ideas memory bank, thanks!

  • A sweet cake is just what you guys need 🙂

    Birthday Wishes from Jen in Melbourne

  • Gulp! Looks scrummy. I hope it was one hell of a highlight of a day.

  • Oh my lord, that looks scrumptious!

  • Kat

    That looks delicious! I love caramel mudcake so I will definately be giving this recipe a try.

  • Yummy! That looks very delicious 🙂

  • Birthday wishes to the man of the day. I love the sprinkle heart. Lisa.

  • That looks incredible! And the photographs are gorgeous as usual! I too adore the sprinkle heart!

  • Hope you enjoyed a nice birthday.What a magnifique cake that makes my mouth water as I watch each beautiful pictures…xx

  • Those photos are mouthwatering x

  • Oh yum!! Melinda & I were hoping you would set up a stall at the market we were at on Sat!! you would have sold out very quickly with all our hungry tums!!

  • What a yummy-looking cake, your pictures are beautiful 🙂

  • Beautiful cake! I love how you created the heart on top 🙂

  • beaitful cake and yummy!I was hit with one word that heart

  • Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it is seriously delicious. I've made two of these in two weeks – had to test out our oven before making the birthday version for our 3 year old. I did a pink ganache and it was a hit! Seriously, I think this is my new go to cake recipe.

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