Everybody loves chocolate. And yes, nobody can resist the delectable charm of chocolate cakes. Unlike other cake flavours, chocolate appeals to every palate, every age, and every occasion. Its versatility is unwarranted, and it matches almost every kind of meal at any time of the day.
But not all chocolate cakes are created equal. Even the best chocolate cakes in Singapore stand out in their own right, not only in terms of flavour and consistency of the cake itself, but in the frosting they use. And guess what, there are many types of chocolate frosting used in cakes!
There are many different types of chocolate frosting. You can find recipes for all kinds of chocolate frosting, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate to white chocolate. Each variety has its own unique flavour and texture. You can use chocolate frosting to top cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other desserts. It’s also delicious when eaten by itself!
Some of the chocolate frosting varieties used on today’s cakes are:
1. Boiled chocolate glaze.
The boiled chocolate glaze is one of the most delicious ways to dress up your favourite cakes. Use this rich sauce as a finishing touch for any type or shape of baking dish you have in mind – sheet cakes, Bundt cakes, and even puff pastry.
Chocolate glaze is also a popular topping on ice cream, should you be into refrigerated cakes.
2. Chocolate cream cheese frosting.
This frosting pairs beautifully with the rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes. It stands out as an exceptional flavour when paired against its counterparts, which are typically stronger in taste due to how well they stand up during baking processes.
The best thing about this recipe is the cream cheese! It adds an ultra-velvety texture and rich flavours that you can’t quite put your finger on. The perfect amount of sugar ensures everything shines together beautifully too.
3. Whipped cream frosting.
This rich and creamy frosting has the perfect texture, not too soft or firm. The cocoa powder flavours are subtle but come through nicely with just enough sweetness that you can’t help but eat another bite.
The decadent taste comes from cocoa powder, so it is important to use high-quality cocoa for best results. You can easily tell if this frosting ends up a failure, as the whipped cream easily melts or loses its structure when mixed with substandard chocolate.
4. Brownie frosting.
Soft and fluffy with just enough salt on top, this is the perfect complement to your favourite warm brownies. It’s made for when you want something chewy but still sweet–a true indulgence.
This frosting is popular in custom cakes because of its crackling texture once exposed to open air. It is actually what makes brownie frosting extra special: you know you’re eating cake but it comes with an extra kick.
5. Chocolate fudge frosting.
Fudge frosting is perhaps the most sought after in the best chocolate cakes in Singapore. It is often used as an alternative to buttercream or traditional fudges because it has a consistency that hardens upon setting.
Fudge frosting needs to be applied before it hardens too much, because otherwise the finished cake will have no spread at all. Bakers use either sweetened or unsweetened chocolate for this purpose; cocoa powder works well in place of traditional sugar which helps keep things light and elegant tasting while still providing enough sweetness on the cake.