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asked November 7th 2012

Moist chocolate cake – cocoa content of chocolate

I am gonna have a bash at the chocolate cake (I usually stick with sponge) My local supermarket has 4 types of dark chocolate, here is the cocoa content, 50%, minimum 50%, 70% or 85%. As you can see none fall in that magical 55-60% required so I need to know is it best to go slightly more or slightly less?

Or do I really need to go to a different supermarket til i find 55-60%


Hi wardiep

I would suggest using half of the 50 % and half 70 % and you will achieve close to 60 %. No need to be too precise about the cocoa content of the chocolate. Hope this is helpful – happy baking

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