Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake: Cheap and Delicious!

Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake: Cheap and Delicious!


Servings 8
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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3.8 based on 158 ratings.


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

Nutrition Information

Qty per
71g serve
Qty per
Energy 257.66379790941kcalcal 362.52380993234kcalcal
Protein 4.074137630662gg 5.732166909127gg
Fat (total) 7.4735714285714gg 10.515049495gg
 - saturated 1.5414285714286gg 2.1687352394352gg
Carbohydrate 43.381393728223gg 61.036079814594gg
 - sugars 10.879285714286gg 15.306768504095gg
Dietary Fibre 0.67378048780488gg 0.94798520971492gg
Sodium 166.38655052265mgmg 234.09996556124mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Cocoa, Butter

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

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

Because buying chocolate just to grate and put into a cake makes that cake very expensive!!!


  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.

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 really delicious and satisfying, too, and just as heavy, chocolatey and delicious as a traditional mud cake. Plus it freezes really really well.

To freeze this cake, allow it to cool down, then double wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for up to two months!  Don’t freeze the cake iced though (icing doesn’t really survive the freezing process) – but here are some great icings to try on your Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake!


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