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Mississippi Mud Cake ~ Anncoo Journal Turns Two Today!!

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My Blog turns 2 today! I am very excited to be celebrating this special day with all of you! I can't believe it has been two years since I created this blog and this blog has now become an integral part of my life. To date, I have written 371 blog posts (including this one) and for all the visitors, over 412,000 now~~ woo hoo!! I would like to thank those who inspired me with their interesting recipes and wonderful photos and also thank to friends and strangers who left your lovely comments and providing links to my blog showing your appreciation. Thanks for supporting me throughout and hope you all will continue the same support in the future as well.

I've baked a Mississippi Mud Cake that is a rich, chocolately dense cake for the occasion to share with everyone of you. As Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I used a heart shaped pan to make the cake looks more pretty and romantic :))
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #4: Love In The Air (Feb 2011) hosted by Cuisine Paradise.


Mississippi Mud Cake

    Here is the recipe
190 Butter
80g Sugar
190g Bitter Chocolate
75ml Hot water with 3tsp Instant coffee powder
150g Self raising flour
25g Valrhona cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp Baking soda
2 Eggs ~ lightly beaten
1 tbsp Kahlua liqueur
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Methods:
  • In a pot melt butter, sugar, bitter chocolate, sugar, coffee liquid together. Still the mixture very well till sugar dissolved. Do not boil. Then add kahlua liqueur and vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, sift self raising flour, baking soda and cocoa powder together, then pour chocolate mixture into flour. Use hand whisk to mix well till mixture becomes thick and lastly add in beaten eggs and mix till smooth batter.
  • Pour batter in a 8 inch heart shaped (lined) pan or 8 inch round cake tin or a 7 inch round cake tin if you prefer a taller cake.
  • Bake at preheated oven 170C for 30-35mins.
  • Leave cake in mold till cool after baked.

Chocolate Frosting
250g Soft chocolate cream
100g Melted butter
1/2 tsp Kahlua liqueur


Mix warm melted butter in chocolate cream with a hand whisk till smooth, add Kahlua liqueur ~mix well.
  • Slice cake into two horizontally and sandwich the cake with chocolate cream. Then coat the whole cake with chocolate cream with a palette knife and decorate as desire.
  • Serve the cake immediately or chill the cake before serve.
  • Keep the remaining chocolate cream in fridge for other uses.

Happy Valentine's Day!




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  1. I am sure your Valentine will melt when he sees this...... so lovely... chocolate is always prefect for Valentine's Day. Happy Blog Anniversary.

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  2. oh my this is really very chocolaty Ann! very beautiful! Happy 2nd birthday Anncoo Journal!! and many more to come!

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  3. congratulations on turning two ;)

    your cake looks fantastic, and so adorable for valentine's! even the plate has hearts on it - i like :D

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  4. Congrats Ann on your 2nd Blogiversary! That is such a lovely cake and I am sure it is very decadent and delicious. You are such a fantastic baker. A perfect cake to celebrate the occasion and upcoming Valentine's Day!

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  5. Congratulations on two fabulous years! The cake is gorgeous. I love how you decorated it!

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  6. Congratulations!! I heart your blog and you and this cake!!

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  7. Happy 2nd blog anniversary. Look forward to see your 3rd, 4th and more blog anniversary. Wish you Happy Valentine .

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  8. Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary! Always enjoy reading your blog and drooling at all your food pictures! This cake was gorgeous too!

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  9. Congrats & good luck! That's a lovely cake!

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  10. pretty cake! Happy 2nd blogbirthday!

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  11. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Your cake is gorgeous, Anncoo. Love the decoration so much. Looks like a huge bon bon!! Very inviting :)
    Looking forward to more posts from you.

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  12. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! It is always such a pleasure reading your posts and drooling over the fabulous recipes, such as this sweet cake. Wishing you many more years of happy cooking, baking, eating and blogging! 8-)

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  13. Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog Anncoo. Your chocolate cakes looks so yummy!

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  14. Hi Anncoo,

    Gong Xi Fa Cai and congrats on 2nd anniversary. Your bakes are simply yummylicious. Can I know wot is soft chocolate cream, any brand u can reco?

    Janz Pg

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  15. Happy 2nd anniversary and looking forwards to more yummy treats from you!

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  16. Happy 2nd Blog-Day! That's a Valentine cake and Blog-Day cake !

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  17. Happy 2nd blog birthday. This cake is so perfect! Very impressive!

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  18. Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary! I think it is really amazing that you've churned out so many posts within such a short time! I am still struggling to post on a regular basis.

    The chocolate cake looks fabulous. Love the tender crumbs!

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  19. Congratulations Ann and Happy 2nd Anniversary :) This cake is gorgeous!

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  20. Congrats Ann on your 2nd Blog Anniversary! Have been enjoying so much reading your blog. Keep posting your yummy baking and cooking, love it! Beautiful Valentine's cake that you baked. Save one slice for me :)

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  21. Happy Birthday to Anncoo Journal and for sure the cake will melt your dear's heart. Hehe...

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  22. Happy Birthday! I enjoy your blog and thanks for linking me. I'll be doing the same with you and your lovely blog. This cake looks like a great valentines dessert, thinking I might try it. Good luck with the next year of blogging, may you continue to love it, as I do as well.

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  23. happy blogoversary,ann!the cake is so beautiful ,very inspired for the moment!

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  24. congrats and long live your passion so that all of us can continue enjoying reading your posts! gorgeous cake!

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  25. Congrats on 2 years working hard and making us happy with your delicious recipes. Happy Blog B-Day!!!

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  26. It's a very very sweet and lovely cake! Happy Blog Anniversary and many many more years to come!

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  27. happy birthday Ann adore your blog, your such a talent and lovely person wow what a beautiful cake

    love Rebecca

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  28. Anncoo...Congrats on your 2nd blogoversary and thank you for sharing your recipes with us, We look forward to reading your posts so do keep them coming :) Happy Valentine's Day to you and loved ones :)

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  29. Ann, Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary! Your cake is really lovely and beautiful!!

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  30. Happy bloggy day! What a beautiful cake and great presentation.

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  31. More blog anniversaries to come. Have been enjoying your blog! A truly Valentine cake!

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  32. Happy 2nd blog birthday! You make some of the prettiest and most amazing goodies I've seen. You're so talented Ann. Here's to many more blog birthdays!

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  33. Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog. Very pretty cake! :)

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  34. Congrats and Happy 2nd blog anniversary!!! Mine would be coming to 2 years quite soon. Can't believe how fast time passes when we blog :D That's such a beautiful cake to celebrate your blog and also Valentine's Day. I love that it's melt-and-mix.....less washing up :P Can I have a big piece, please?

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  35. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (: ann, you've come a long way. may your journal continue to accompany and inspire me (: anyways, the cake look really lovely and chocolaty!! (:

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  36. 哇.....蛋糕太棒了^^
    组织很湿润:)

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  37. wonderful chocolate cake... will try making it one day... thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  38. @Anonymous
    Hi Janz Pg, same to you 恭喜发财!
    Soft chocolate is the content of cream more than chocolate and the chocolate will not set easily. You can get this at Sunlik too!

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  39. @Shirley @ Kokken69
    Shirley, hahaa...you'll be even more amazed some bloggers have more than 400 posts within two years.
    I always admire your blog very much, good write up, nice pictures and delicious recipes :))

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  40. Hi Ann, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary! Wow your Chocolate Cake looks fantastic and I am sure it will taste yummy. Will try to bake one soon and let you know of my experience. Hopefully it will come out right and thanks for sharing all your recipes with us. AngieCTY

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  41. Congrats, Ann! Time flies especially when you're so engrossed in blogging. Always enjoy visiting your blog, for inspiration, lovely pictures and great recipes! You've a lovely cake there, Happy Valentine's Day!

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  42. Congrats on ur 2nd blog anniversary Anncoo, cake looks extremely irresistible,wat an excellent cake to celebrate ur blog baby's birthday..

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  43. Lovely mud cake. Love the decor on the cake.

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  44. Happy 2nd blog anniversary. This cake is awesome~ :)

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  45. Congrats, Ann! Continue writing ya, I enjoy reading your posts very much :)

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  46. wow...it looks so delicious and EXPENSIVE too..all use a good ingredients...:)

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  47. Congratulations Ann on your blog
    2nd Anniversary. Looking forward to more of your mouthwatering recipes here. By the way, fantastic looking chocolate cake.

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  48. An elegant-looking cake! Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary, Ann!

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  49. Happy blogoversary! Glad I happened to stop by on a special day! I am absolutely drooling over your cake right now. I've never actually tried Mississippi mud cake before, but it looks so rich and moist...mmm...

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  50. What Valentine wouldn't fall in love with that wonderful cake. I adore Mississippi Mud. The recipe I use adds a jar of marshmallow cream on the warm cake...then the chocolate icin'. I love your heart cake!

    God bless and have a stupendous day sweetie!!!

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  51. Congratz on your 2nd blogiversary! What a heavenly delicious cake!

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  52. Happy blog anniversary! This cake looks absolutely amazing. What are those little pink things that you sprinkled over the cake? They give the cake a very refined look and I would love to try doing that if I ever make this (which I probably will).

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  53. @Anonymous
    Hi Angie CTY, Thank you. Please let me know the result after you baked this cake. This cake is not sweet at all because I've used bitter chocolate and Valrhona cocoa powder. You can use semi sweet chocolate to replace the bitter chocolate if prefer a sweeter cake.

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  54. @鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝
    谢谢你的赞美!这蛋糕不会很湿,就是有很浓的巧克力的香味。

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  55. @Kathryn
    Thank you Kathryn for stopping by. Your blog looks great too!

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  56. @Nezzy
    Thank you Nezzy! I must try the marshmallow next time :)

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  57. Hi Ann

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary! and many many years of blogiversary. The cake looks so chocolatey and elegant, yummy!

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  58. Wow wee! Time flies and your blog is already 2yrs old. :) Guess it's double the joy since it's the CNY time! Happy anniversary! I am so excited to see many more great recipes and posts from you Ann! You are always consistent and pro in your blogging. So here wishing you many more great blogging years to come!! :)))

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  59. Congratulations on your second anniversary! And wow, that cake looks totally awesome!

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  60. ohhh very pretty! i love the pink chocolate shavings!

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  61. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary Ann ^_^

    The cake looks so inviting...

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  62. wow what a lovely cake:)..perfect for valentine's day....Happy Blog Anniversary:)

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  63. Oh I so want a piece of this mississippi slab cake, wow, look how rich and decadent.
    And you decorated so pretty for Valentine's.
    Thanks so much for sharing, I think I will attempt one of my own.
    Happy Valentine's to you!

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  64. Happy blogoversary! Happy CNY! Happy V Day!

    This is such a lovely cake, I like every part of it.

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  65. happy 2nd anniversary! your cake looks sinfully rich and moist, delicious!

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  66. YAY! Happy 2nd Birthday.
    Wow that cake looks dangerously delicious! all i need is a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and spoon :)
    Thank you,
    Lisa

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  67. Congratulations Ann !! Great going girl ! The cake is to die for...Happy V day too :-)

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  68. Ann, the texture of this heart-shaped chocolate cake with chocolate frosting looks so moist and chocolatey!

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  69. What a great way to celebrate! Happy blog birthday!

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  70. love this rich choc cake!! Happy Bday Blog!! everyone is baking for VD now I still didn't start anything yet!..dunno what to bake:(

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  71. Congratulations... for turning 2.

    My blog too just turn 2 on the 9th.. :)

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  72. Your cake looks amazing! I love the pink shavings:) Happy anniversary!

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  73. That's the best looking Mississippi Mud Cake I've ever seen. The sponge looks lovely and moist too! Yum.

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  74. Ohhh What a wonderful Cake ! I love it !
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    *** Belle journée et à bientot !

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  75. Many many congratulations ann...cake looks very beautiful...

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  76. il est magnifique ce cœur et bien gourmand, bravo pour cette superbe réalisation
    bonne soirée

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  77. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Perfect cake for the special occasion.

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  78. Happy Blog Birthday!!! Your cake is so beautiful and sounds incredibly delicious! Thanks for adding this one to the Super Bowl party. Feel free to relink it at my Valentine's party this weekend :-)

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  79. Congratulations indeed!!! What a wonderful cake to celebrate! So beautiful and delicious looking that will melt anyones heart, I must say. The short time of discovering your blog inspired me a lot to crate too! I can say that every post is an art work to behold! Always looking forward for your spectacular creations!
    Bravissima Anncoo!!!

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  80. Happy Birthday to your new BLOG!! Your cake is beautiful.

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  81. happy second blogday and many more to come!

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  82. Thank you everyone for leaving your lovely comments :))

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  83. Hi Anncoo,

    Thanks for your prompt reply regarding the soft choc cream. I tried baking your recipe this afternoon using a 7" square pan. The cake rose nicely and evenly without any cracks during baking but after leaving it to cool on the wire rack,the center sank. Do you have any idea why this happened. The texture of the cake was soft though. Pls advice.

    Janz Pg

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  84. @Anonymous
    Janz Pg, Sorry to say that your cake is not cooked :( I'm sure after you cut the cake, the center is still a bit wet. You might need to bake another extra few minutes when you bake this cake again.

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  85. congratulations!!! 371 posts in two years!! wow that's amazing! I'm only on my way to my 100th. But I love your blog so please keep up with it!! Thanks!!

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  86. Hi Anncoo,

    No wor,the center was fully baked.I even baked it at an additional 5 mins after testing it with a skewer for doneness, just that it has a slight dent/sinkage in the center. The cake is still very soft and slightly moist in texture even today....sigh...dunno wot went wrong...hehehe!!!

    Janz PG.

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  87. @Anonymous
    Janz, clever you that your cake is soft and moist plus no cracks at all!
    I also don't understand why?? Did you coat the cake with chocolate cream? Even without the cream, the cake can goes with vanilla ice cream also very good!

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  88. Hey I'm no way as compare to your baking skills.I really admire your bakes and wish I'm as good as u are Ann....."salute 2U".I just love to try out new recipes.Nope, the sinkage puts me off and I did not bother anymore to coat it with the choc cream.Anyway,I'll give another try n see the outcome.

    Janz

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  89. hi ann!

    is it 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda rather than 1/2 tablespoon? (the recipe calls for 1/2 TBSP)

    thank you! really appreciate your generous sharing.

    jing

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  90. thks for sharing this recipe. I baked it today. It was abit disappointing cos the texture is dry and crumbly. Is this how it should be? Liz

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  91. @Anonymous
    Liz, my cake is a bit crumbly not too dry but you can store the cake in the fridge for next day, it tastes better after you thaw the cake for a while.
    Someone like Janz (her comment is on top) told me her cake is soft and I think maybe the oven varies.

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  92. can i use chocolate flavoured whipped cream to subsitute chocolate soft cream?

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  93. @yammy
    Hi Yammy, of you can use the chocolate you like. Hope you like this cake :)

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  94. This is really a beautiful creation! Happy blogiversary!!

    I came over here from Baking is Hot. I hope you stop by my blog - I'm a newbie blogger, just a couple of months old! ♥- Katrina

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  95. Ann, I love MUD cake alot! Even my friends are addicted to it already after I sent them one during the last CNY. haha... I love your texture too very thick and moist.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kristy

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  96. @Katrina
    Thank you Katrina for visiting. I hopping over to your blog now ;DD

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  97. @My Little Space
    Kristy, You made Mud cake! I bet it is very delicious as your friends love it so much. Did you post up?

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  99. Congrats Ann!

    Love
    Amanda

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