Chocolate Questions was asked...
How do I use powder instead of bars of cocoa?
It's easy to substitute cocoa powder for baking chocolate. I do it all the time with tasty results!
If your recipe calls for...unsweetened chocolate
use three level tablespoons of cocoa and 1 level tablespoon of margarine, oil, or shortening for each ounce of chocolate.sweet chocolate
use 2 1/4 level teaspoons of cocoa, 1 level tablespoon plus 1/4 level teaspoon of sugar and 2 level teaspoons of margarine, oil, or shortening for each ounce of chocolate.semisweet chocolate
use 1 level tablespoon of cocoa, 3 1/2 level teaspoons of sugar and 2 level teaspoons of shortening, margarine, or oil for each ounce of chocolate.
Be sure to use natural cocoa powder instead of dutch cocoa. Natural retains more of the healthy antioxidants.
Or use raw cocoa powder to maximize your antioxidant intake and health benefits!