There are few things more decadent than a rich, thick, mud cake. It's a simple offering, yet one that never ceases to impress a crowd, and I was shocked to realise that although I've made many a vegan chocolate cake, I've never attempted a vegan mud cake! I felt compelled to change this fact at once, and developed a recipe for a vegan mud cake, thick ganache and sweet raspberry coulis. It's surprisingly easy to make and is absolutely perfect for celebrations, birthdays, dinner parties or any occasion that warrants a big old slice of cake (which is almost any, as far as I'm concerned).
The cake, ganache and coulis can all be made in advance and assembled right before serving, though the ganache may need to be warmed up before icing. The cake can also be baked in advanced and frozen for up to two months.