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I bake a lot of cakes but I've been choosing recipes that call for cocoa instead of the solid chocolate.  What would be the conversion 'rules' if I go with a recipe calling for the solid chocola
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Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 10/18/2013 2:11 AM EDT
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I bake a lot of cakes but I've been choosing recipes that call for cocoa instead of the solid chocolate.  What would be the conversion 'rules' if I go with a recipe calling for the solid chocolate?  TIA

Re: Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 10/18/2013 6:44 AM EDT
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Bonnie - I'm no expert but I would not try anything like such a substitution.   You can talk to a real expert if you call this site

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Re: Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 10/29/2013 2:04 PM EDT
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My guess there would not be much of a change.  The only problem is if the cocoa powder is sifted or mixed in with the dry ingredients you would have to change that and melt it and add to the liquid.  
Traditionally the substitute is for each ounce of chocolate you use 3 Tb cocoa powder and 1 Tb butter. So if you wanted to be exact for each ounce you might want to remove 1 Tb of butter or oil but I doubt that it would matter much..  I would just melt it and add to the liquid as a straight substitution. 

Re reading your question  I mis understood I thought you wanted to use solid chocolate in place of cocoa.
To use cocoa powder in place of solid as I mentioned above use 3 Tablespoons of Cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon of butter for each ounce of unsweetened chocolate the recipe calls for. 

I hope that this answers the question.

Re: Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 10/29/2013 5:32 PM EDT
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I guess that is ok

Re: Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 10/31/2013 6:44 PM EDT
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Bonnie, give the customer service center a call at 1-800-851-0512. We're available to take your call Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm EST. We will be happy to assist you and to mail out our chocolate substitution chart for help with your great chocolate recipes!-Kelly In Response to Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars:
I bake a lot of cakes but I've been choosing recipes that call for cocoa instead of the solid chocolate.  What would be the conversion 'rules' if I go with a recipe calling for the solid chocolate?  TIA
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Re: Cocoa Instead of Solid Chocolate Bars

posted at 12/17/2013 7:36 PM EST
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you can but i think it would be more richer. i do bake alot with cocoa powder and ive seen where u can substitue. i have never done it nor how much to substitue. it can be done.  might even taste better.

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