Which brand cocoa powder do you use to bake your chocolate cakes? I been using frontier...any recommendations? What do you guys think of the cocoa powder by callebaut? thanks
Generally, Callebaut is pretty good, haven't used it in a while though. My personal favorite is Valrhona. More expensive, but as with all their chocolates, my first choice. I have a lot of El Rey cocoa right now, and it very good. I've used it for a while, and it's similar to Valrhona. Nice dark color and flavor.
AWow perfect I just purchased valrhona on amazon! Looking forward to it! Thanks :)
AIs it very flavorful? How many tsp do you usually put for 24 cupcakes?
I did a tasting of cocoa powders in cake a while back for a CC mag article I wrote. Pernigotti was the clear winner (available via Amazon). I did not care for Valrhona. It gave everything I made with it an off flavor and I eventually threw it out. Callebaut is good, but is second to Pernigotti in my opinion. Scharffen Berger works well if you are looking for a cocoa that is not Dutch processed and is mild in flavor and color. Good luck!
Just plain ol' Hersheys Cocoa right off the grocery store shelf.
I don't use it enough, and don't have a business, so the expense of a high end cocoa cost and shipping isn't worth it.
Besides Hersheys cocoa is delicious and every one here likes it.
I use Ghirardelli cause it's a step up quality wise but not too expensive. I've been looking to try something else so it's cool too see what other people use.
AI have a business and use hersheys. It just has that familiar taste that I really like and my customers respond well to it
I reluctantly tried Hershey's as my first option. It was perfect...so I stick with it. I have been told my choc cakes and cupcakes are the best people have ever had. I also add choc chips, chocolate extract, and a spoonful or two of choc pudding mix as well.
AWith the amount of chocolate in my chocolate cake recipe, I don't think the limited amount of cocoa powder makes much difference. So I use Nestle.
I use Rodelle Gourmet Baking cocoa and have been very happy with it.
I also use the Rodelle Gourmet Baking cocoa and am very happy with it.
AI absolutely love Cacao Barry Extra Brute cocoa powder. It is amazing. It is dark, dark, dark, and so rich! My chocolate cake recipe uses 2/3 cup of it plus 6 ounces of melted Guittard dark chocolate. (that's for an 8-inch tier). It's like you've died and gone to chocolate heaven.
AFor those of you that use the hersheys cocoa powder! Can you guys share a yummy cupcake recipe with me? Thanks all :)
For those of you that use the hersheys cocoa powder! Can you guys share a yummy cupcake recipe with me? Thanks all
the one on the back of the can-- ♥
i mean it's dangerous just to go look at the picture of it--mouth watering!
I don't use Hershey's, but this is a great chocolate cupcake recipe:
I just make this into cupcakes. I have people flipping out over them. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BEST-chococlate-cake-ever...that-happens-to-be/
oh no oh no oh no you said cupcake oh no
i thought you meant cake --i've read that this recipe does not make up well into cupcakes and i guess i've never made it into cupcakes so i should not have posted--
so sorry--but it makes a great choco cake
and here's an excellent chocolate cupcake recipe
ACocoa barry extra brute cocoa powder is one of the best. It gives a very rich taste to any chocolate cake.
I make Hershey's cocoa cupcakes often, pour some dark choc ganache on top, swirl on some chocolate fudge icing, .........delicious !
AI use the Hershey's recipe with Hershey's standard and Special Dark cocoas for cupcakes to rave reviews. I do add in tsp cinnamon and substitute coffee for the water. Sadly not on my Thanksgiving menu, bummer.
AI use hersheys too in all my recipes I gotta try one of the recommended brands here though