Sunday, September 13, 2009

White chocolate + Butter = Caramel

Continuing on with the white chocolate theme, here are some Caramel Mud Cakes that use white chocolate and butter (ie. 'caramel') as the base for a dense, moist, utterly delicious dessert or afternoon tea.

My taste-tester, as usual, suggested replacing the choc bits with white chocolate chunks, and as usual, my response was 'Too late now, maybe next time you can make them yourself'. The cakes still got eaten, though!

Caramel Mud Cakes
Makes 10


100g white chocolate, chopped
100g unsalted butter
½ cup (110g) brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tblsp golden syrup
½ cup (125 ml) milk
¾ cup plain flour
¼ cup self-raising flour
1 egg
2 tblsp dark chocolate bits (or white choc bits)
1 tblsp icing sugar

1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Line a muffin pan with 10 paper cases.
2. Put the chocolate, butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the chocolate and butter are melted and everything is smooth. Leave to cool for 15 minutes.
3. Pour the melted mixture into a mixing bowl and add the sifted flours and egg. Stir to combine. Add the choc bits.
4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, unit golden.
5. Put on a wire rack to cool.
6. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

Ingredients; melt chocolate, butter, sugar, milk and golden syrup;
mix in flours and choc bits

Pour batter into muffin pan; cool on wire rack

Caramel Mud Cakes dusted with icing sugar

Mmm, tasty!


  1. omg omg omg belle another white chocolate recipe!!!!! i love love love it!

  2. Love the pics, and the cakes look amazing...definitely going to try this one!

  3. Mmmm they look so soft and moist, I may be tempted to overlook my dislike of white chocolate for one of these..

  4. WOw these look and sound SO good!!!!

  5. Ooh white chocolate and butter sounds devilishly good! They look so golden and moist Belle! I think I like the sound of the dark choc bits better, to offset the sweetness of the white choc!

  6. Wow! White chocolate and butter. It sounds sweet and buttery.... love to be able to grab one off the screen and taste it.

  7. Moist caramel cakes sounds lovely! I wonder if you can convince the taste tester to make a batch for you.

  8. Ooh these don't look super dense so I think a couple of these would be perfect hee hee and yummm caramellll! I would go for caramel sauce on top instead of icing sugar tho!

  9. ooh, yum!! these look delicious! going to save this one and give it a try :) thanks!

  10. i haven't seen many caramel recipes (aside from caramel tarts), this is definitely one recipe I'm bookmarking to try :P

  11. Yummmyyy.. they look great. I love the patty pans that you used.

  12. hi Trisha - glad you like it!

    hi VeggieGirl - me too!

    hi Food.4.two - please do try them, they are easy to make and very delicious.

    hi Conor - these cakes are more caramel than white chocolate, so I'm sure you'll enjoy them.

    hi Jennifer - you've got that right!

    hi Stephcookie - yes, I love dark choc, too, and really liked it spiked through these cakes.

    hi Ellie - I wish I could grab some of your dishes as well (esp. the potato ones!)

    hi Arwen - unfortunately, my taste tester's range is limited. But there is a cake shop across the road :)

    hi FFichiban - brilliant idea with the caramel sauce. Must try it next time!

    hi Betty - you're welcome!

    hi panda - this is really a cheat's caramel, hehe, but it still tastes really good!

  13. these look so good, I just want to grab one!

  14. Yummmyyy.. they look great. I love the patty pans that you used.

  15. Great minds think alike! :) I recently made caramel cupcakes too and the recipe is quite similar!

  16. Those look so pretty! I'm bookmarking the recipe for future reference.

  17. i've made these tonight for a picnic im going to tomorrow - they look good so far, going to take some fotos soon hehe

  18. OMG! Great recipe. *bookmark* Thanks for posting the recipe! My boyfriend can't wait till I bake these :D