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Dump it cake

I accidentally bought 60% chocolate instead of unsweetened. Any ideas as to how to adjust the sugar?

asked by KimmyV about 2 years ago
5 answers 658 views
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added about 2 years ago

I meant to say for Amanda's dump it cake recipe.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

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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Amanda Hesser

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks, Nancy -- I didn't know that rule of thumb. Kimmy, hope it turns out well!

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Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

Amanda - you're welcome. I should have given credit - sweetened/unsweetened chocolate & sugar ratio comes from David Joachim, Food Substitutions Bible, 2005.

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added about 2 years ago

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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