What should I use to get my chocolate icing nice and dark like this cake? Everytime I add cocoa powder, it just turns a nice light brown, not rich and dark like I see on other cakes. I will actually be coloring this black, but would like to use as little black coloring as possible so everyone isn't walking around with stained teeth and tongues!
Thanks in advance!!!
Try using melted dark chocolate instead of the cocoa powder.
I usually just add a ton of cocoa powder to my bc and then add more milk to reach the consistency I need- it usually turns out pretty dark. I think it's usually around 1 cup to 3 cups of bc.
Oooh, melted dark chocolate!!! I hadn't thought of that! Thanks!
It is hard to find but you could use black cocoa. Basically the cocoa used to make oreo cookies.
I have had really good luck with the Hersheys special dark cocoa powder, the regular just comes up tanish, but the dark really makes a difference. I have also melted the dark choclate as well
If you like the taste of your chocolate, just add brown color to it.