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Liqueur - What goes well with Chocolate

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Could you please tell me what liqueurs go well with chocolate. I'm looking for something that is very mild and preferable not orange.

It is for a chocolate frosting. With a chocolate cake. Would dark rum work?

He really likes a classic, all American style cake, but I wan't something to just give it that extra kick, and the buttercream I want to use requires a liqueur.

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
Kirsch (cherry), Frangelico (hazelnut), Bailey's, raspberry (I don't know a brand name for this one), etc.
post #3 of 25
I've used Rum in my chocolate cake batter, and it's YUMMY!
I've never used liquor in my frosting, sounds good though.

You can try. . . Rum, Amaretto, or Frangelico. . .
any of these 3 would compliment Chocolate well! I like all three of them, I'm such a lush! Ha! just kidding! It all depends on your preference.
I'm in a "Frangelico" mood today, so if I were making it, that's what I'd pick. . . as with anything, pick something you know you like.

Good Luck & let us know what you end up using icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
I know he hates hazlenuts (so sad!) and doesn't like chcolate and raspberries or orange. He cringes at Ameretto as well. (He really isn't that picky though!)

What about Godiva? That might work, right?
post #5 of 25
If you already have Godiva and you know he likes it, go for it icon_smile.gif

I just thought, you can also use a Coconut Rum, or Butterscotch Schnapps (if he likes them).

The important thing is to make him happy icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
The only thing I have at home is rum and vodka, and that's not for decorating purposes!

I just thought a chocolate liquer would be the most mild.

Perhaps I should host a tasting session with myself this weekend? icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 25
What about KAhlua or Tia Maria? You could probably even use peppermint schnapps, strawberry schnapps or wilderberry schnapps. Also, just about any flavor brandy works extremely well with chocolate.
post #8 of 25
Hi...I use Cointreau which is orange flavoured and very mild...compliments chocolate beautifully.
post #9 of 25
I was also going to suggest Kahlua - great flavor with chocolate cake! thumbs_up.gif
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugar

The only thing I have at home is rum and vodka, and that's not for decorating purposes!

I just thought a chocolate liquer would be the most mild.

Perhaps I should host a tasting session with myself this weekend? icon_smile.gif



Sugar, I've tried some of those chocolate liquors and they're anything but mild. Ever had a Chocolate Martini, it will knock your socks off girl!

I saw someone suggested Kaluah, I was going to as well, but I thought you wrote that he didn't like that. . .does he?
I know you wrote he doesn't like orange. . I usually don't like orange,
but there nothing like a B-52 on the rocks!!!
MMMMM! I going to have to have one tonight at happy hour now!!!!
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Good Luck! And if you really want to do the tasting session, if your liquor store is like the ones down here in Miami, you can buy little (not the tiny ones ) bottles of let's say 3 different liquors (you don't want to spend a fortune) and have a taste test with him. . . This was for your husband right? Not for a client who ordered a cake? That would be too funny, me suggest you to take "shots" with a client! icon_lol.gif
post #11 of 25
Hey I bet if she took shots with a client she could probably get paid more on the cake! LOL!
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your advice.

Yes, it's a cake for my guy, a surprise cake. The little bottles are a great idea, there is a liquer store on my way home from work, so my plan is to purchase a few and have a mini tasting session tonight after my spin class. How fun!

I'll try Kaluha, Godiva, Bailey's and rum (because I have two different kinds at home) A few years ago he bought a bottle of Baileys, so I'll probably go with one of that or Kaluha.
post #13 of 25
I have a chocolate cake recipe to die for and it has an optional step of putting Grand Marnier on it. It's Chocolate Pudding Chocolate Ganache Cake but you don't have to put the Ganache on it, you could frost it however you like. I've made two of them and my goodness are they decicious. The recipe has been in my family for about 20 years!


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post #14 of 25
Doesn't everything go well with chocolate? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 25
I was thinking the same thing cakemaker icon_lol.gif My favorite is dark chocolate and a nice glass of merlot. Yum. Too bad wine doesn't work in cakes.
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