what is yr is the best frosting to put on Hersheys Black Magic Cake?
I want to put chocolate frosting on it but have never made it before and don't want the frosting to overpower the cake. I made a sourcream chocolate frosting last weekend and that is delicious, not too sweet at all.
I also love the Billowy Chocolate frosting from CI but not sure if it will suit this cake??
Others say that a cream cheese frosting is good. Does that mean a vanilla cream cheese one or a cream cheese frosting flavoured with chocolate?
Would prefer either chocolate or vanilla or whipped cream, I'm not a fan of whacky icing flavours like peanut butter or mint or anything.
It already has buttermilk in it. I think a cream cheese frosting or sour cream frosting would be a little much. I think a milk chocolate frosting to contrast with the dark cake would be good or even a white swiss meringue or a white boiled frosting would be very eye catching. I would probably go with a milk chocolate whipped cream frosting.
re: Hank Hanover
The cake isn't tangy or sour from the buttermilk; the buttermilk just makes it tender, so cream cheese, sour cream, or creme fraiche frosting doesn't echo the flavor of the cake per se. I think if you want a chocolate frosting, the tanginess of onw with sour cream or creme fraiche would be great with the Black Magic cake. Whipped cream is a great icing for this cake, or if you want a vanilla frosting that will hold up better than whipped cream, a cooked flour frosting, like this: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760095
I like milk chocolate or malted milk chocolate frosting with this cake.
My Mr. prefers a broiled topping of butter, brown sugar, and nuts/coconut.
To me, "cream cheese frosting" is the white kind.
If you have access to CI, they have a nice malted milk frosting.
Ina Garten's chocolate buttercream is good-- I think shes uses it on her "Beatty's Cake" -- which is almost identical to the Black Magic cake from Hersheys.
It's a chocolatey cake. I've done a lot of different ones (the sour cream fudge, Rose Levy Berenbaum's milk chocolate buttercream, regular choc buttercream, mint buttercream/chocolate ganache, etc.) and they've all been good but my go to is whipped cream. It's a nice airy lightness to a heavy chocolate cake. It was really pretty w/ mint buttercream and chocolate ganache frosting. You get the darkness of the cake, contrasted with a shiny ganache separated by the white frosting.
I personally believe that there is no such thing as too much chocolate and would opt for a chocolate frosting, but the Offspring likes the contrast of a dark cake and a white icing. When she made this last week she used a cooked flour frosting with double the vanilla to get a distinct vanilla flavor. I still would rather have used chocolate, but the cake was very well received, the frosting is easy to make, and it looked great.
I made it recently with one of the whipped ganache-type frostings from CI - we LOVED the combo. We were in the mood for CHOCOLATE, though - I think it would also be good with a light whipped cream icing or even a swiss buttercream, something like that.