Make Your Chocolate Cake More Interesting With These Delicious Toppings
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There are a very few things that have the power to give your day a complete mood make-over. Chocolate cake is one such delicacy that makes the cut. It’s known that chocolate contains compounds associated with mood-lifting chemicals in the brain. In-fact a study in 1996 showed that chocolate caused the release of endorphins in the brains of American women, making them feel happy. While there are a variety of chocolate cake recipes, what makes a cake truly stand out is its toppings. 

The love for chocolate cake can be found amongst the stars of B-town too. Celebrities like Anushka Sharma keep posting photos of delicious cakes. Recently, Anushka shared a photo of a chocolate cake with strawberries and blueberries as toppings and captioned the photo, “I mean, why not!” If just like Anushka, you like to indulge in a chocolate cake, every once in a while and are looking for recommendations of some tasty toppings for your cakes, we have got you covered. Check out these five interesting chocolate cake toppings: 

Cherries, berries  and a little crunch  

The perfect topping for any cake is one that contrasts with the base and adds a bit of a crunch to the soft texture of the cake. Using cherries, chopped bits of strawberries, raspberries, KitKats and Maltesers is just what you need to make your chocolate gooey cake a delightful crunch. The fruits add a healthy touch to the cake while the kitkats and maltesers complement the tangy and sour taste of the berries.  

Gems and colourful sprinkles 

Do you remember how old school birthday chocolate cakes came with colourful sprinkles and mini silver edible balls all over them? Let’s recreate that with a twist. Use colourful sprinkles and mini silver balls as cake toppings, and take this up a notch by adding some gems to the topping, too. Using gems and colourful sprinkles on your cake will transform it in to a visual delight. As gems are packed with chocolate on the inside, these treats will pair well with the chocolate cake. The gems and colourful sprinkles can be topped in such an aesthetic way that they seem to be flowing out of the cake. 

Hazlenut chocolates, nuts and wafers 

If you want to go all out on the crunch factor, then these cake topping make the cut for you. Ferrero Rocher that’s almost a staple gift for Indians to pass around on Valentines Day, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, New Years and other festivals can also be used as a delicious crunch toffee topping on a cake along with shavings of your favourite nuts and wafers. To throw in a burst of other flavours, you could choose to decorate the cake with orange, vanilla of strawberry wafers. Another great way of using wafers, if you’re not that good with writing a message on the cake with some icing is to write it on the wafers instead, as that provided an easier surface to practice on and one can make mistakes and go with a new wafer, while using the water with the spoilt icing as a vertical topping on the cake.