Cocoa Fluncuation
Posted: 20 October 2009 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I received the book “Cake Art” while taking a class at the CIA. It has a page with 2 devils food cake recipes (same ingredients, different amounts)- one recipe is for (2) 8”-9” round cake pans, the other is for a 11"x15” sheet cake. I have found that the amount of flour, sugar, eggs etc. ratio from the round cake recipe to the sheet cake recipe is amount 75%. (if the sheet cake calls for 4 cups of something, the round cakes calls for 3 cups). HOWEVER, when it comes to cocoa- the sheet cake calls for something like 2+ cups, while the round cakes only call for 1/4 cup of cocoa. Is there a reason that the round cakes would use so much less cocoa then the sheet cake? Does it have to do with the cake shape? or should i consider this a typo?

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Posted: 20 October 2009 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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2+ cups sounds like a lot of cocoa for an 11x15 cake.

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Posted: 20 October 2009 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I agree with Matthew.  I’d write them and ask if an errata sheet was put out, this has to be a typo.

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Posted: 20 October 2009 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ll say… wow, that’s a lot of cocoa.

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Posted: 20 October 2009 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Are there weights for the cocoa listed? If there are, the listed weights would give you a better idea if there is an error in the cup measurements.

2 cups of cocoa seems awfully excessive. I would expect it to be around 3/4 of a cup to 1 cup.

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Posted: 21 October 2009 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sounds like a mistake.

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Posted: 21 October 2009 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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HOLLICAKES:
  Good morning. I agree with the other members….. 2, cups of cocoa is excessive,it is a printers error.
Just using your math figures, the 1/4 cup of cocoa amounts to 23, grams in weight. (un~sifted)., that amount represents 75% of the volume differance between the baking pans then you should increase the cocoa to 30 grams for the square pan which is larger.

  I hope this info helps you bake a perfect baked product. Good luck & enjoy the rest of the day.

  ~FRESHKID.

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