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.
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.
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.
I also use the Rodelle Gourmet Baking cocoa and am very happy with it.