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Old 06-14-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Has anyone noticed most chocolate cakes from store bakeries do not taste like chocolate at all, they are just brown. Even the frosting doesn't taste like chocolate. Chocolate is one of my favorite things and these cakes are sweet, but they taste nothing like chocolate.

I think I will have to start making my own chocolate desserts. The stores seem to still do a good job with lemon flavored desserts. They just don't do chocolate well anymore.

Are the brown cakes everywhere?
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Here, if I ask for a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, that's what I get.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I've always made my own cakes. It's only very recently, i.e., the 21st century, that bakeries have begun to make cakes I like as much as the ones I make. I haven't made a chocolate cake in a long time, but the one I used most often was the one on the can of Hershey's Cocoa. I believe this is it. I've heard the quality of Hershey's chocolate has gone down—I don't know about the cocoa—but I've taken to using Guittard brand chocolate products over the last few years.

https://www.hersheys.com/kitchens/en...late-cake.html

Maida Heatter also has some good chocolate cake recipes, including a chocolate buttermilk layer cake, and her Queen Mother's Cake is something I could never grow tired of. And there's another flourless chocolate torte recipe I've used dozens of times from Michael's of Santa Monica.

Mad About Maida: Chocolate Buttermilk Layer Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Queen Mothers Cake Recipe | SAVEUR

https://michaelsrestaurants.wordpres...hocolate-cake/

N.B. I have never made cakes directly from these recipes, but rather from the cookbooks in which they originally appeared.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...the one I used most often was the one on the can of Hershey's Cocoa...
I do like that recipe.

Then there's the Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola cake.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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I haven't tasted one in 5 or so years, but this 4 layer 7-pounder from Costco bakery has left half-eaten pieces in many peoples plates due to it's richness:

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Old 06-14-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I dislike chocolate cake, but make it for my husband for his birthday. I use Penzeys cocoa, and usually go heavy on it. Also in the ganache.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Cakes are quite easy to mix and bake. And, tastier, too! "Cake mixes" always are "spongy" and somewhat flavorless. Look online or get a cookbook. So easy to DIY!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You can doctor up your chocolate cake mix to make it taste less brown.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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Has anyone noticed most chocolate cakes from store bakeries do not taste like chocolate at all, they are just brown. Even the frosting doesn't taste like chocolate. Chocolate is one of my favorite things and these cakes are sweet, but they taste nothing like chocolate.

I think I will have to start making my own chocolate desserts. The stores seem to still do a good job with lemon flavored desserts. They just don't do chocolate well anymore.

Are the brown cakes everywhere?
I agree. I have however found a wonderful fudgy triple chocolate cake at Sam's club.....It is very tasty.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Sometimes the issue with bakery cakes is that they're refrigerated and then you eat the slice cold. Chocolate cake has more flavor at room temperature than it does straight from the fridge.
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