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Easy Use of Cocoa Powder

08-04-2023

Easy Use of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is a magical ingredient derived from the cacao bean, native to Central and South Africa. The beans are harvested, fermented, dried, roasted, and ground into a fine powder. This unsweetened chocolate powder gives chocolate desserts their rich aroma and deep flavour.

Whether you're a professional chef or a home baker, the various use of cocoa powder makes it a must-have ingredient in your kitchen. From sweet to savoury, cocoa powder can add a depth of flavour and richness to your dishes that will make your taste buds dance with delight. And let's not forget about the health benefits! Cocoa powder has antioxidants and other nutrients, making it a guilt-free addition to your recipes.

In this blog, we'll explore three easy cocoa powder recipes for cooking and baking using cocoa powder. Let's dive in!

 

Use of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder is a versatile ingredient with variety of application to give colour, flavour, and texture to cakes, brownies, cookies, and frosting. Also, you may use them to make chocolate sauce, milkshakes, and hot chocolate in addition to using them to decorate desserts.

 

Popular Cocoa Powder Recipes

Get ready to satisfy your chocolate cravings with these popular cocoa powder recipes. From classic chocolate cookies to creamy tiramisu, cocoa powder is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of sweet treats that everyone will love.

 
Easy Use of Cocoa Powder

Biscoff Tiramisu Cups with Yogurt

Biscoff Tiramisu Cups with Yogurt by Taylor is a cocoa powder recipes that combines the flavours of traditional tiramisu with the crunchy texture and spiced taste of Biscoff cookies. The dessert is served in individual cups, making it a perfect option for parties or gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened* (about 8 oz)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 Biscoff cookies (about 8 per parfait)
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, divided
  • 3 Tbsp cookie butter (also known as Biscoff spread)

For topping

  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 cup whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  • Brew a cup of coffee, check the package directions, and follow the steps. Save 2 tablespoons of coffee and keep it aside.
  • Take a medium size bowl, mix the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and softened mascarpone cheese until smooth. Now add the Greek yogurt and mix it until fluffy texture.
  • Dip 3 of the Biscoff cookies into the bowl of coffee until just submerged, then layer them over the mascarpone/yogurt mixture in each glass.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or mug, microwave the 2 tablespoons of brewed coffee until hot (you kept it before). Stir in the Biscoff cookie butter spread until it fully mises; drizzle about 1-2 teaspoons of this mixture over the first layer of Biscoff cookies.
  • Break the remaining Biscoff cookies into pieces and dip them in the coffee. Layer them over the cookie butter/coffee mixture.
  • Add another layer of the mascarpone/yogurt mixture, followed by another layer of Biscoff cookies, cookie butter/coffee mixture, and more Biscoff cookies. Top each glass with a layer of whipped cream, if desired.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and espresso powder. Use a sifter to dust the mixture over the tops of the glasses.
  • Cover the parfait glasses with cling wrap and keep them in the refrigerator and allow them to chill for at least an hour before serving.
 
Easy Use of Cocoa Powder

Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

Fudgy chocolate cookies by Lilian are a type of chocolate cookie that has a soft and chewy texture, similar to a brownie. Fudgy chocolate cookies are a popular cocoa powder recipes and can be enjoyed on their own for get-togethers.

Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) meanwhile line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar and caster sugar, until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add in the eggs, followed by the vanilla extract, beating until incorporated. (Add one egg at a time)
  • Take a separate bowl and whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing at a low speed until just combined. Don't overmix the dough.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Use a spoon to portion out about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie, placing them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Gently press down on the tops of the cookies with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake for approx. 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are no longer shiny on top. Don't overbake them, as they will set as they cool on the baking sheet.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
 
Easy Use of Cocoa Powder

Triple Chocolate Cake by Sally

Triple Chocolate Cake by Sally is a rich and decadent chocolate cake is perfect for special occasions or as a dessert to satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings. Triple chocolate cake can be served plain, or with additional toppings such as whipped cream, berries, or a dusting of cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (219g) all-purpose flour (spoon & levelled)
  • 3/4 cup (62g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 and 3/4 cups (350g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil (or canola oil or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly brewed strong hot coffee (regular or decaf)
  • Chocolate Buttercream
  • 1.25 cups (2.5 sticks or 290g) of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.
  • 3 and 1/2 cups (420g) confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch process)
  • 3–5 Tablespoons (45-75ml) heavy cream (or half-and-half or milk), at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional for decoration: semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease the cake pans, line them with parchment paper rounds, then grease the parchment paper. This will help the cakes release easily from the pans.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour in the boiling water/ coffee and mix until smooth. The batter will be thin.
  • Fold in the semisweet and milk chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cakes are cooled, make the frosting. (Frosting can be made by beating butter and powdered sugar).
  • Assemble the cake and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
 

Baking delicious treats is an art that requires skill, precision, and passion. Whether you're a professional baker or a home baker, using top-quality cocoa powder helps you stand out with the great taste and texture of your baked delicacies.

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