Best Icing For Chocolate Cakes

Baking By dbledet Updated 13 Feb 2009 , 6:35pm by dbledet

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dbledet Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 10:57pm
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I really like the taste of buttercream, but I'm not a huge fan of it with chocolate cake. Does anyone have any suggestions about the icing that best compliments chocolate cake? Maybe it's the chocolate cake that I don't like also. I use the devil's food box cake mix. Any REALLY good chocolate cake recipes also?


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SeriousCakes Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 11:47pm
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Try the one on the back of the Hershey Cocoa box, SOOO good!! I have recently started using different flavored coffees in place of the hot water and subbed half of the milk for sour cream. VERY tasty!!

For frostings a good chocolate buttercream pairs well, I have one posted here:

And here's a peanutbutter fluff one that I whipped up recently:
1/2 c. softened salted butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. creamy peanut butter
16 oz. marshmallow fluff
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 c. powdered sugar
3-5 tbs. half and half

Cream together butter and shortening first, add the pb, and cream that in. Add the fluff and vanilla and blend thoroughly. Slowly add the powdered sugar *to taste*, once it's the right amount of sweetness add in the half and half until the frosting looks smoother.

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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 12:01am
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Here is what I do:
Chocolate buttercream
2c. crisco
1 stick butter softened
4 oz. cream cheese softened
2 lb. powder sugar minus 6 tbps.
6 tbps. cocoa

mix butter ,cream cheese, and cocoa
add powder sugar and crisco half at a time when all is added mix on medium for about five minutes


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prterrell Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 2:52am
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Have you tried making other flavors of buttercream besides vanilla and almond?
Orange bc is lovely with chocolate cake, as are peanut butter, mocha, coffee/espresso, caramel, raspberry, strawberry, mint, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip, and of course, chocolate!

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HoldensNanny Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 3:06am
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I (and my kids) prefer the milk cocolate cake mix over devils food. It seems to have a milder chocolate flavor. Ihave used the chocolate icing recipe on the inside of the Bakers baking chocolate box.

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billymj52 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 3:25am
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It may be the devil's food cake that you're not fond of. I don't really care for it. I prefer regular chocolate cake.

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dbledet Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 6:35pm
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Thank you all so much for the great ideas!!! I can't wait to try them icon_lol.gif

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