Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Substitute

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ever had a recipe that called for unsweetened chocolate and you were out or didn't have enough? Here's the solution! I've used this several times in various recipes and the results were perfect.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon oil or 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Melt butter or shortening. (I use microwave).
  2. Stir in cocoa until dissolved.
  3. Use one batch PER 1 oz. of unsweetened chocolate called for in your recipe.


Most Helpful

Love this stuff !! i have used it a couple of times it wrks really well i have also tried sweetened cocoa powder (also known as drnking chocolate) for a semi sweet chocolate relacement and it works great too !!Thank u You are simply amazing :D

jas kaur September 10, 2008

Perfect. Saves $ too. Great for countries where you can't get unsweetened baking chocolate.

Kasha August 30, 2012

Wonderful recipe. I used it in recipe#451721 It was perfect. Thanks Marg :) Made for All you can cook buffet

Boomette March 19, 2012

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