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Can you melt dark chocolate morsels and use to make cake layers? I have a 10ounce bag, will this be too much? Will the cake become 'bitter' from using 'dark' chocolate chips? Thanks,Sarah
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posted at 6/28/2011 6:25 PM EDT
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Can you melt dark chocolate morsels and use to make cake layers?
I have a 10ounce bag, will this be too much?
Will the cake become 'bitter' from using 'dark' chocolate chips?

Thanks,Sarah

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posted at 6/28/2011 11:17 PM EDT
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Hi Sarah --- I'm not wise enought to tell you about using melted morsels in a layer cake.
I can tell you that dark chocolate morsels are absolutely DELICIOUS .... not even a bit bitter.

Another member of VBB will soon be along to give you a good answer or tomorrow a cooking expert will be on line to talk directly to you.

Welcome to this great forum.

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posted at 6/29/2011 5:07 AM EDT
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I am not sure but perhaps you would use a bit of butter.

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posted at 6/29/2011 6:58 AM EDT
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This is a good question.   I'd like to know too.

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posted at 6/29/2011 8:04 AM EDT
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Can you melt dark chocolate morsels and use to make cake layers? I have a 10ounce bag, will this be too much? Will the cake become 'bitter' from using 'dark' chocolate chips? Thanks,Sarah
Posted by Sarah S


Sarah, if you were to melt Morsels and just pour them onto a cake layer, the melted chocolate would harden back up. You would need to make a frosting or ganache to put in between the layers. We have some great frosting recipes on the website that call for our Semi-Sweet Morsels, however, you can substitute the Dark Chocolate Morsels in these recipes. Here is a link to a great one you might want to try: http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/30350/Chocolate-Lovers-Frosting/detail.aspx Good Luck! Smile

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posted at 6/29/2011 8:15 AM EDT
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I make cookies we put the nestly morsels in the recipe and it works great.

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posted at 6/29/2011 8:45 AM EDT
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I would think you should be able to melt them however I might add a little butter or shortening while doing so. Good question! I would like to know the answer as well!!  There is always trial and error!!

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posted at 6/29/2011 2:18 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: morsels:
I would think you should be able to melt them however I might add a little butter or shortening while doing so. Good question! I would like to know the answer as well!!  There is always trial and error!!
Posted by Renee C

Hello Renee!
In addition to Nicole's response to Sarah S above, I would like to let you know that we actually do not recommend adding butter to our Morsels. Small amounts of moisture can cause the Morsels to seize; for example, moisture from a wooden spoon, steam from a double boiler or butter. When melting our Morsels we recommend using a solid vegetable shortening. I hope this information is helpful to you and all of our Very Best Bakers!