Changing Vanilla Batter Into Chocolate

Baking By CalhounsCakery Updated 3 Jan 2012 , 5:16pm by kickasskakes

CalhounsCakery Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 5:41pm
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Hi everyone.

So I have found an amazing Vanilla cupcake recipie that I have tweaked until perfect. But now I want to turn it into chocolate. It makes a perfect dozen cupcakes, so I don't want to mess with volume. So how do I go about changing it to Chocolate? Can I just remove some flour and replace with cocoa? Or maybe add some melted chocolate?

Any advice is appriciated!

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Cathrine123 Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 8:17am
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Originally Posted by CalhounsCakery

Hi everyone.

So I have found an amazing Vanilla cupcake recipie that I have tweaked until perfect. But now I want to turn it into chocolate. It makes a perfect dozen cupcakes, so I don't want to mess with volume. So how do I go about changing it to Chocolate? Can I just remove some flour and replace with cocoa? Or maybe add some melted chocolate?

Any advice is appriciated!





Hi CalhounsCakery,

Yeah I have replaced some of the flour with the cocoa powder and it seemed fine. Let us know how it goes thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 9:50am
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thats what i would do, get a really good cocoa and then just subsititute that for a percentage of the flour icon_smile.gif x

kickasskakes Posted 3 Jan 2012 , 5:16pm
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yes you can substitute 25% of the flour with cocoa by weight (not volume) but keep in mind cocoa has diferent properties than flour so will change the texture and sometimes the levening.
try adding equal parts cocoa and water together to make a thin paste and add it to the batter.
or a little oil
sorry to be vague but experienting is the best way, since you know what results you are looking for.

example: i make a vanilla batter, pour 1/2 in pans then add cocoa-water paste to remaining batter, mix, and marble into the pans...

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