Recipe: Mississippi Mud Pie


Holy chocolate cake how have we never made this before? A Mississippi mud pie is probably the ultimate chocolate recipe. Everyone in the SORTEDfood crew agreed that everyone should try this at least once in their life.


The Base

  • 250 g oreos
  • 75 g salted butter

The Cake

  • 120 g dark chocolate
  • 80 g salted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 160 g light brown sugar
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 50 ml strong cold coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

The Pudding

  • 250 ml whole milk
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur

The Cream Top

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 25 g dark chocolate
  • 1 drizzle chocolate sauce
Make the Base

Step 1

Make The Base

Blitz biscuits and mix with the melted butter. Press into a spring form or loose-bottomed 23cm cake tin. Chill.

Preheat the Oven

Step 2

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 180°C.

Make the Cake

Step 3

Make The Cake

Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a second bowl until they have tripled in volume. Mix the coffee, vanilla and cream together.

Cook the Cake

Step 4

Cook The Cake

Fold the coffee cream into the eggs along with the chocolate mixture and cocoa powder. Transfer onto the biscuit base. Bake for 35mins at 180°C then cool completely.

Make the Pudding

Step 5

Make The Pudding

Warm all the ingredients for the pudding slowly in a saucepan as you whisk. Transfer to a bowl to cool once it's thickened and bubbled for a minute.

Assemble and Serve

Step 6

Assemble And Serve

Pour onto the cooling mud pie. Whip up the cream, fold in the caramel and spoon on top. Finish with grated chocolate and a drizzle of chocolate sauce! Serves 12

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