I accidentally bought 60% chocolate instead of unsweetened. Any ideas as to how to adjust the sugar?
I meant to say for Amanda's dump it cake recipe.
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Is that 60% cacao? if yes, still sounds like unsweetened, but with more cocoa solids. And thus more flavor. Should be fine as a 1:1 substitute. If you're unsure, check the label ingredient list. if YES it's sweetened, remove about 4 tsp sugar from recipe total for every oz of this chocolate you use.
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Thanks, Nancy -- I didn't know that rule of thumb. Kimmy, hope it turns out well!
Amanda - you're welcome. I should have given credit - sweetened/unsweetened chocolate & sugar ratio comes from David Joachim, Food Substitutions Bible, 2005.
Thanks! I did reduce the sugar by a quarter cup and it was great. This is such a great cake. I have made it so many times and it always gets rave reviews. Glad I was able to work with what I had. I could not believe I bought the wrong chocolate. Sometimes I wonder where I left my brain. : )
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