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Best frosting for Devil's food cake

any suggestions on a good frosting for devil's food cake? Cake recipe is the Rich Devil's Food Cake. Something on the lighter side might be better as dinner is mac & cheese...

asked by Bec42 12 months ago
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added 12 months ago

I'm partial to Seven-Minute Frosting, as that's what my mom always made for our birthday cakes when we were kids. I think it's a great counterpoint to the chocolate.

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Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 12 months ago

Some ideas for garnishing the cake, some not strictly frosting.
Given the desire for something light, dust the cake with confectioner's sugar, or top it with a dollop of whipped cream.
Consider serving the cake naked and with some fresh fruit.
Go big or go home: add a chocolate ganache or buttercream icing.
Go slightly sour: add cream cheese frosting borrowed from carrot cake recipe.
Go light in texture (but not sugar or calories): make a lemon or an orange curd, and puddle it around the cake.
Go old-style: raspberry coulis and a few berries added to each serving.

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Susan W

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added 12 months ago

I second the 7 minute frosting. I love it with a rich chocolate cake. Here's the one I've used forever.