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!!!!
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!
I have choc. chips, can I sub those for the cocoa powder?
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.
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!
Well, hey, there you go!