I Just Ran Out Of Cocoa Powder...now What?

Decorating By kandu001 Updated 6 Jun 2009 , 4:50pm by kandu001

kandu001 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:32pm
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I'm baking a chocolate cake for my cousin for tomorrow and I need 3/4 cup of cocoa powder, but I only had 1/4 cup left and I don't want to run to the store. What can I do???? Please help!!!!

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dlinnane Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:39pm
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I'm thinking you might have to run to the store anyway; sorry. It's frustrating. I had to make a half-hour drive, one way, this morning for a $1.69 item that I passed twice yesterday! Not a happy camper. But now I have what I need to do it right, and you will too.

Your other option would be to bake a vanilla cake and make chocolate icing with chocolate chips if you have any. Good luck!

kandu001 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:42pm
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I have choc. chips, can I sub those for the cocoa powder?

jmr531 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:44pm
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here is what i found online (http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodcookingchemistry/a/substitutions.htm):

cocoa powder, Dutch-Processed - 3 tablespoons (20 grams)
1 ounce (30 grams) unsweetened chocolate plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. Also reduce fat in recipe by 1 tablespoon.

cocoa powder, natural unsweetened - 1 ounce (30 grams) unsweetened chocolate. Also reduce fat in recipe by 1 tablespoon.

dlinnane Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:46pm
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Oooh... I'd be winging it if I told you yes. Can you afford to experiment here? You'd be subbing a liquid for a dry ingredient, but it might not make a huge difference. Maybe some of our other bakers have the experience to advise you. I hope you get some answers soon!

dlinnane Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:47pm
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Well, hey, there you go!

kandu001 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:50pm
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Thank you!

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