Which brand cocoa powder do you use to bake your chocolate cakes? I been using frontier...any recommendations? What do you guys think of the cocoa powder by callebaut? thanks
Generally, Callebaut is pretty good, haven't used it in a while though. My personal favorite is Valrhona. More expensive, but as with all their chocolates, my first choice. I have a lot of El Rey cocoa right now, and it very good. I've used it for a while, and it's similar to Valrhona. Nice dark color and flavor.
I did a tasting of cocoa powders in cake a while back for a CC mag article I wrote. Pernigotti was the clear winner (available via Amazon). I did not care for Valrhona. It gave everything I made with it an off flavor and I eventually threw it out. Callebaut is good, but is second to Pernigotti in my opinion. Scharffen Berger works well if you are looking for a cocoa that is not Dutch processed and is mild in flavor and color. Good luck!
I use Ghirardelli cause it's a step up quality wise but not too expensive. I've been looking to try something else so it's cool too see what other people use.
I also use the Rodelle Gourmet Baking cocoa and am very happy with it.