Chocolate Cake Recipe Tip

Did you know that when a chocolate cake recipe says to “Grease a cake pan and dust it with flour”, you can substitute unsweetened cocoa powder for the flour?


Here’s a favorite chocolate cake recipe tip: Simply butter the cake pan then spoon in a heaping spoonful of cocoa powder, then shake the pan to distribute the cocoa over the bottom and sides of the pan.

Voila!…a bit more chocolaty flavor in any chocolate cake.

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  • January 10, 2007 12:03pm

    Congratulations on your Food Blog Award win!! Of course I knew you’d get it ;-) Great tip on the cocoa powder!

  • January 10, 2007 12:06pm

    Much congratulations on the food blog award!

    Look forward to reading more about your food adventures in the coming year.

  • anne
    January 10, 2007 1:13pm

    David! The sales have started! You need to get your butt over to the Levi’s store, your friends are waiting for you!!! :)

  • January 10, 2007 4:14pm

    Thanks for your kind words about the award.

    I think I’ll celebrate by treating myself to a new pair of Levi’s!

  • January 10, 2007 4:55pm

    Yeah! This tip makes it even easier to make gluten-free chocolate cake. Whoo!

    Congrats, my friend. Congrats.

  • suzy
    January 10, 2007 5:26pm

    Congratulations on the award!
    I’m the woman who introduced herself to you in the marche de Bastille on Sunday. It was fun to meet you and buy some salt from your salt guy! His caramels are wonderful, by the way.
    Sadly, our vacation is over and it’s back to work….If you ever get to Boston, let me know. Suzy

  • January 10, 2007 10:34pm

    you decadent thing! congrats on the food blog award and I loved your fresh ginger cake recipe!

  • January 11, 2007 12:25am

    What a great tip! Why didn’t we think of that sooner?

    Congrats on the award!

  • January 11, 2007 1:10am

    Congratulations on your food blog award win.

  • January 11, 2007 2:49am

    David, you are such a chocolate pimp! Congrats on the award too, your blog is the toppermost of the poppermost!

  • January 11, 2007 4:11am

    Thanks for the tip, David – it makes so much more sense!

  • January 13, 2007 7:01pm

    Yes, like Scott says, Why didn’t we think of that? Honestly, it’s brilliant, but why aren’t we already doing it?

    Oh, I get it. That’s why you’re The Chocolate Guy.

  • January 21, 2007 2:13pm

    I love this idea. I never would have thought of it. And, the best part is, the next time I’m baking a chocolate cake I won’t have the white flour residue on the outside…it’ll be chocolate instead!