Monday, April 11, 2011

The ultimate chocolate cake?

"Kristy this is the best chocolate cake you have ever made"

That sentence is one that is quite shocking.
You see, my sister is a bit of a brownie snob and this carries over into chocolate cakes as well.

She's stuck on just one recipe.  
Her recipe she randomly found on the web and uses every. single. time.

To be honest, it's not even that great of a recipe.
It usually ends in disaster - either an overcooked brownie or a ridiculously undercooked brownie and quite commonly, it sinks.
But it still remains the best brownie recipe ever according to the creature of habit.

So when I received this Chocolate Mud Cake Mix from Well & Good,
I decided its fate was to stand the ultimate test.

To give the cake the best chance of winning her approval,
I decided it was best to hide the packet.
A fifteen year old would surely turn her nose up as soon as she read the words..

Gluten free
Wheat free
Nut free
Fructose friendly
Dairy free
No Trans Fat
GMO free
No Artificial Colours or Flavours

So I baked away while she was at school, photographed and she came home to a chocolate cake precariously perched on the benchtop, awaiting its demise.

It was fudgy in the centre with a slightly chewy crust - just like the perfect brownie.
All it needed was a dusting of icing sugar to be complete.

"Ooooh what's this? Did you bake this today?"

I quickly weaved a little white lie, telling her I'd whipped up a Martha Stewart creation, before handing her a plate and a piece of cake.

She took a bite and that's when we heard...
"Kristy this is the best chocolate cake you have ever made"

My mum looked at me in shock,
my ego took a little dive (beaten by a packet mix!)
and I burst into laughter before pulling the packet from the cupboard.

"What's that? Wait.... this is from that?!"

The truth was out and her opinion stayed the same.
The only thing she was worried about was whether we could buy more!
 Luckily, all I have to do is look up the retailers.

Though, being as determined as I am, this cake mix has sparked the..
Ultimate Chocolate/Brownie Cake Challenge

 But I do have to say - go out and get yourself one of these mixes and bake it ASAP
You won't regret it - afterall, it passed the creature of habits ultimate taste test.

But do tell me!
Do you have a recipe you're stuck on using and won't budge on?
and Do you have a chocolate cake recipe you think is the best ever?!
I need suggestions!

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  1. Wow! That is impressive for a boxed cake. Can I get some in the US?! I actually like brownies undercooked :)

  2. I'm not sure it's available in the US - but hopefully that will come soon as the company grows! :)

  3. Actually - this website ships worldwide!

  4. im sold on the name: well & good.. and how amazing the packaging looks. its obviously a great quality because even tho its gluten-free flour, it baked up quite high and fluffy!!


  5. You couldn't tell it was gluten free at all - alot of other gluten free cakes have had a slightly gummy texture, but this one didn't have any of that!

  6. Such a pretty cake! I love chocolate cake BUT only if it's really fudgy and dense. High standards :)

    Thank you for the tips on low-fat Greek yog! Oh and as far as oatbran, I actually think it has a lot of texture it's just different than oats. It's actually more filling to me too!

  7. Haha, you'd definitely like this one then!

    You've convinced me, I have to try it! If worst comes to worst, I'll make muffins :P

  8. haha...I love your sister! :D And that cakes looks seriously good!

    I don't actually have any recipes which I won't budge on- i love trying out new recipes!

  9. You're like me! I like to test out different recipes and try new techniques. Though I have some tired and tested recipes stashed up my sleeve for special occasions that have to have the perfect dessert :P

  10. Wow the best ever? that's got to be exciting to hear! :)

  11. I was definitely shocked to say the least! :P