Choc-cherry mud cake

Posted by Basanaki – - Photography by Brett Stevens Looking for a Christmas dessert with wow factor? This extraordinary mud cake with brandied cherries is a true gift for the tastebuds. To prep 1:00  -  To cook 2:50  -  10 Servings Ingredients: Melted butter, to grease 250g butter, chopped 200g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 530g (2 1/2 cups) caster sugar 185ml (3/4 cup) water 300g (2 cups) plain flour 2 tbs self-raising flour 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder 125ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk 3 eggs, lightly whisked 120g (1/2 cup) pitted morello cherries, drained 2 tbs cherry brandy 420g dark choc melts 300ml pouring cream 60g dry-roasted hazelnuts, chopped 375g pkt dark choc melts, melted, extra Cherries, to decorate Preparation method: 1) Preheat oven to 160°C.