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Old School Chocolate Cake

Apparently there are a couple of kids around who don’t like chocolate. This does not compute, how on earth does someone not like chocolate? Clearly I am a fan. This startling revelation got me wondering if the non-chocolate-lovers of the world also dislike chocolate cake. Surely not?

As a kid my Mum made the best chocolate cake. I remember she used to cut it into squares, and the icing had this very unique flavour, like no other icing I’ve tasted since. Just unforgettable. Then on top of the delicious chocolate icing was colourful hundreds and thousands, a sight for any kid’s eyes. Seriously the best chocolate cake you could give a kid. I tried to make that cake once and although my oven did not do it any justice (my oven and I were not yet properly acquainted and it used to burn the bottom of some cakes before the middle was cooked through) the smell brought the childhood memories flooding back. Have you started to notice a lot (okay all) of my childhood memories revolve around food? 

The thing with my Mum’s cooking is she sets the bar pretty high. She can take a Malay curry and make it truly authentic. Spanakopita, perfectly Greek. Italian pasta sauce that had Italians asking her how she gets it tasting so authentic. So to make a chocolate cake that tastes anything like my Mum’s is a big call.

And then along comes Megan.

I’ve recently shared Megan’s Belgian Chocolate Brownie Mix. It’s the baking mix that tastes like it was made from scratch in my Mum’s kitchen. I had heard that Megan’s Old School Chocolate Cake Mix is ‘the best chocolate cake ever’. Now I am all for making such claims about most food but when it comes to chocolate cake, I dunno. But then I made Megan’s chocolate cake.

Mum, you have some serious competition.

This cake is rich but seriously light. The chocolate sticks to your teeth (like chocolate cake should) and leaves the most beautiful after taste. Even days after the cake was light and as I slid my fork into it, it bounced back and was as fresh as if just out the oven. My husband turned to me after the first slice and told me I am a good cook. For a minute, just one minute, I pretended I was responsible for the deliciousness on his plate, but then I admitted I couldn’t take full credit.

You may have read here before that I fussy with my sweets. I like to eat whatever I like without having to skimp on the desserts so I won’t eat cake that isn’t seriously good. I just don’t want to waste my ‘sugar points’ on something so-so. This cake had me going back for another slice, and another. I usually carve cakes up after I have baked them and palm off the bigger slices to my neighbour or a friend who lives around the corner, but this one was kept happily on our kitchen bench for repeat devouring.

You can find Littlesweet Baking mixes at The Black Truffle in North Fremantle, Chalkys Espresso Bar in Fremantle, Urban Locavore in MYRE Fremantle, Piccos Kitchen in Maylands, Solomon’s Merchants in Albany and for home delivery from The Lettuce Shop. You can also pop down to Perth Upmarket and say hello to Megan while you fill your bag with her mixes and your hands with her cupcakes. You can keep up-to-date with what’s going down with Littlesweet Baking via Megan’s Facebook page.

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  • Your One and Only Loving mother! - And then came Megan and stole my thunder! I hope I haven’t lost my title of “Good cooker” to Megan as well?????

    I have followed Megan on FB for awhile now and was going to ask you to get me one of every mix to take home with me. They all sound so tempting. I have to give to you young ladies, you all seem to be great cooks. I almost envy you all and if I was living in Perth I would have to get all my clothes from Millers with elastic waist.

    Love you lots xxooReplyCancel

  • Martine @ Chompchomp - That looks so moist, I love your description about it sticking to your mouth! I still have to bake my GF brownie mix from the EDB showbag…cant wait to find out what it tastes like!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - Love love love Littlesweet Baking and great blog post (so need to try this!), looks like you’ve found a new follower too! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - I have been following Megan for months now. When I heard that her cake mixes were at the Royal Show, I had to get down there!
    I couldn’t belive how easy it was, no mess. Less dishes & more time to eat! The buttercream was delicious!
    We’ll done Megan! I love your daily posts!
    You give me inspiration to oneday soon start my baking dream from baking for friends to wherever it will lead!

  • Carly Weddell - This looks delicious!! Can I buy it in Brisbane or get it posted over? Nom
    Nom nomReplyCancel

  • Donna Bradbury - This looks so rich, moist and delicious!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish Grier - Best cake ever!! And i make it my business to try them all!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the kitchenaid… what a fantastic prize :)ReplyCancel

  • Suz579 - Great photography of an awesome product. Got this baking mix in my cupboard waiting to be made. Cant wait now!ReplyCancel

  • Jacinta Freeman - The cake looks amazing,I look forward to tasting one of Megan’s cake mixes one day.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlea Brown - Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Courtney - It looks absolutely delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Campbell - You are making me hungry for cake!!!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Mason - I am really fussy with sweets – it has to be fresh and taste absolutely delicious! So tired of going out and being served up ordinary fare. I know Littlesweet Baking does not disappoint, I was up the Perth Upmarket the other day and the line was soooo long. That is saying some thing. Thumbs up to them I say for bringing good taste buds back.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Collyer - Megans baking mixes are the best! You couldn’t meet a nicer gal either :)ReplyCancel

  • Adam Dance - The littlesweet baking mixes are the best ever, and super easy to make

    Highly recommended!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ally R - Wow, I would really love to try this. Just discovered Littlesweet at the most recent Upmarket and her cupcakes are divine!ReplyCancel

  • Lady Susan - YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Hatton - Oh boy, those photos are enough to make a person drool. Must try this. Immediately!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Bronson - I need that Kitchen Aid in my life to make gorgeous fluffy cakes like the above :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole W - KitchenAid is the brand I most Ad-MYER!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Am yet to try Littlesweet but omg everything looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Raychael aka Mystery Case - I picked up a mix at Upmarket and I can’t wait for my girls to bake it. We have a birthday coming up soon, so will hold off till then. I’ve never been good at icing though, if it’s anything as good as everyone is raving I don’t think it will matter how it ends up looking.

    Love your blog by the way.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Galloway - KitchenAid, yes please love! xxReplyCancel

  • Vija - Picture perfect. I would love to be able to create a masterpiece like yours. Every picture is a motivator to get into the kitchen, and as they say on Great Australia (or British) Bake Off show, Let’s Bake! I so want to!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - Yum This looks amazing…. Can’t wait to try it … All i need is a kitchenaid mixer!! :DReplyCancel

  • Janelle Smith - That cake looks amazing and sounds divine please make the kitchen aid mine.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - This is on my list to try along with the new vanilla bean mix. Being a domestic goddess has never been so easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Shara Kemp - This looks amazing.should eagerly waiting to try this.Cheers :)ReplyCancel

  • Marian at Apricot Tart - That cake looks and sounds good enough to make the road trip from Adelaide to Fremantle! And I’ll bet it’s best made with a KitchenAid!

    Pop the kettle on – I’m on my way!ReplyCancel

  • krystal H - Thanks for a great giveaway =)ReplyCancel

  • krystal H - This cake looks divine!! thanks for sharing and having an awesome giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Dimity - I am definitely going to have to take a trip to one of the little sweet stockists to get my hands on one of these mixes. Mouth wateringReplyCancel

  • Kat painter - I’m a massive fan of littlesweet. Her stuff is freaking amazing. I’m happily getting some stuff for christmas which I believe has this mix in it. Even more excited now :3ReplyCancel

  • Ursula - WOW, so many things i have on my list of “things i need to bake” now!ReplyCancel

  • Teagan Chamberlain - Must have this. YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah T - What a great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Gnanapragasam - Your photographs are TO DIE FOR! Mouth is seriously watering!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Classic chocolate cake!
    Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Manning - That cake looks so moistReplyCancel

  • Natalie Stoute - Oh my! That looks amazing! I guess I’ll be popping into Picco’s today to pick up a packet :)ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - Yum, I think I might have to make the “kids” a chocolate cake today inspired by this one hahahaReplyCancel

  • Laurie Freeman - I found your blog through the giveaway. Wow. Wonderful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Jason England - looks yummyReplyCancel

  • Jane - looks great :)ReplyCancel

  • Lady Tiffany - Mouth watering just looking at the cake…looks moist, rich and fresh…yummyReplyCancel

  • sarah kahle - if its anywhere as tasty and easy to make as the Littlesweet Baking chocolate brownie kit i’ll be in heaven!!ReplyCancel

  • Lana Jamieson - OMG yummo that looks awesome and so good to eatReplyCancel

  • The Life of Clare - These guys have amazing cake mixes! The brownie from Eat Drink Blog was delicious, and I can only imagine that this cake is right up there!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - Will definitely have to try this! Love your photos, always are delight in my inbox :)ReplyCancel

  • Benjamin Travia - That cake looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Fairlie Pearce - If i had to choose only one type of food to have for the rest of my life i would choose cake! i think life would be sad without it. Thanks to my wooden spoon my right arm is quite toned, but a chance to win a KitchenAid is amazing and i would be so greatful if i won! <3ReplyCancel

  • Mary Cole - great Blog!ReplyCancel

  • Nola Goodwin - this chocolate cake looks so moist and inviting.ReplyCancel

  • Thai Berrenson - I love making chocolate cakes, this one looks Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • jacqui bartlett - OMG that looks so yummy… think i have died and gone to choccy cake heavenReplyCancel

  • KMarie - I would like to say I will wait until I win that amazing Kitchenaid before I make your yummy chocolate cake but I don’t think I can.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Mazzeo - That cake looks delicious – I wish I could have a piece right now.ReplyCancel

  • ariane bowie - Oh how yummy, looks so impressive and I know everyone will love itReplyCancel

  • tracy wedding - i love baking and i love chocolate yummyReplyCancel

  • Julia Grondin - OMG! This chocolate cake looks delicious! Just found out about the giveaway, I will make this cake if I do win it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle hawking - Yum yum yum
    Looks amazing.
    Now to win a kitchen aid so I can make one… HahaReplyCancel

  • Joanna - oh wow, that looks and sounds divine!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chantelle a mcleod - Oh wow I could cirtainly make this if I won that beautiful red mixer!ReplyCancel

  • Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors - Just so gorgeous and delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia - That is the fudgiest chocolate cake I’ve ever seen! It looks so good :)ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina - I bought this mix from Chalkys a couple weeks ago, inspired by your post… finally made the cake and it tasted AMAZING even without the frosting! I don’t think the cake needs it, it is so perfect as is :DReplyCancel

  • Jayne - I can’t wait to get my hands on this mix!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Mason - I love cake, good quality cake is hard to come by and I really never indulge but this cake looks brill! Winning your give-away would be the biggest thrill! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Matthewson - Oh that looks so delicious. I LOVE chocolate cake (I’m a serious choc a holic)I pretty much stay away from packet mixers because I’ve been so disappointed with the taste – they taste like a packet mix and not the real thing. But this looks to die for. I will definitely be trying it out :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura - YUMMMMMMMMMOOOOOReplyCancel

  • Lynsey S - Oh my! This looks absolutely divine! So moist and chocolatey, YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Cas - I so need to win this machine! Mixing with a fork just isn’t cutting it anymore…ReplyCancel

  • amy - oh yum this looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda kapsley - love to win the kitchen maid mixer and oh yum look at those cakes so going to put more weight on this christmasReplyCancel

  • nicole harding - this looks yummo
    thanks for your great giveawayReplyCancel

  • James Sharpe - Fingers crossedReplyCancel

  • jonathan davis - Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • tanya - Sometimes I wish I could reach through my computer screen and help myself. Looks yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock - you make it all sound so easy, looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Pollington - This cake looks delicious!
    Now all I need is a KitchenAid, so that the chocolate really does stick to my teeth, and not to the sides of my mixing bowl! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Shell - the pictures have me drooling!
    looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Elinor Drysdale - I would love to win the Kitchen Aid mixer so I can make yummy cakes like this chocolate one!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - nice cakeReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gray - How moist does that cake look, I love chocolate cake (ok that love isn’t limited to cake).ReplyCancel

  • Kelly EVANS - I love to bake, I love cake!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - Need to get me some if thisReplyCancel

  • Caprice - yum yum I want some!ReplyCancel

  • Roz - so I scrolled down to leave a comment and now I’m friggin hungry. thanks. haha :-DReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska - This looks extremely delicious. Love it :)ReplyCancel

  • Corinna Winen - Ok, now my belly is rumbling…..this is TOTALLY going to be made!!! LolReplyCancel

  • Angie Shields - Yummo looks delicious! Would love to win the kitchen aid mixer to try itReplyCancel

  • Sue Bowers - This looks divine can I convince myself it really is good for me. After all chocolate is a good antioxidant isn’t it??ReplyCancel

  • Mick G - With the help of such an amazing appliance as the KitchenAid maybe I too will finally achieve success with my bakingReplyCancel

  • Diana Comber - Gotta get my paws on some of this chocolate cake mix – this cake looks to die for! And winning the Kitchenaid would mean that even a novice such as myself could have a decent try at perfecting the art of baking this and may more delicious morsels. xxReplyCancel

  • Erica - Yummo! Cake looks amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Pip slaughter - Beautiful photos of a scrumptious cake :)ReplyCancel

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