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asked March 14th 2018

Paul’s moist chocolate cake

I am trying to figure out which chocolate to use to make Paul's moist chocolate cake. I was thinking about Lindt's dark 70 % , but it is full of different ingredients... and more pricy . What if I use Baker's premium baking bars? It says semi - sweet chocolate 56% cacao. Do you think it will work? I want to try this recipe so much, bought an online teddy bear cake tutorial, just don't want to mess things up. Please, share your chocolate ingredient experience ))))

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Hi Baking58

Buying bars of chocolate ends up being much more expensive than using a good brand couverture like Callebaut or Belcolade. Paul uses Belcolade but he has also tried different brands. As long has it has approx 50% cocoa solids it will be fine. If it's too high in cocoa solids you may find the cake turns out a little on the dry side or a little bitter. Google the chocolate brands by name to see suppliers. If you need any more information just post back. 🙂

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Can you recommend some sites/sellers to buy Belcolade or Callebaut? I've been buying from Amazon mostly, still looking for some cheaper bulk options. Thank you for your prompt answer ))

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Try the following and use their own search bar for the products by name:

https://www.hbingredients.co.uk/Category/Dark-Chocolate/68

http://www.chocolatetradingco.com/search/default.aspx

The Cake Decorating Company will give bulk discount too, you can talk to them on their chat tab.

🙂

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