Modern Mountain Flour Company - October 20, 2021

Top 6 Black Cocoa Powder Recipes


A pouch of Modern Mountain black cocoa powder next to a bowl of black cocoa cream cheese frosting

Black cocoa powder is a cocoa connoisseur's go-to for creating incredible chocolate baked goods with daringly dark chocolate color and deep and rich chocolatey undertones. It's the secret for your dark chocolate cakes, the trick to your black Halloween treats. As one Modern Mountain baker puts it, it's the way to make all of your chocolate baking "mind-bogglingly fantastic" (and we can't argue with that).  Or, learn how to uniquely incorporate black cocoa into savory bread recipes for everything from black cocoa dark rye breads to black cocoa-dusted sourdough loaves. If you're not yet familiar with black cocoa powder, head on over to our "What is Black Cocoa Powder?" blog post to learn a bit more about this cocoa staple for all cocoa lovers.

This is our list of our best black cocoa powder recipes, both from Modern Mountain recipe developers and some of our favorite baking bloggers across the web. Be sure to bookmark this post and keep checking back, we update it as we find new recipes!

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Syrup being poured onto a stack of chocolate buttermilk pancakes with blueberries

Cocoa Buttermilk Pancakes

Black cocoa brunch time, anyone? Check out this picture perfect stack of cocoa buttermilk pancakes from Hey, Snickerdoodle. Made with dark cocoa powder, it's a new chocolatey way to spice up your next short stack, and then top it with your choice of fruits, syrup, and whipped cream!

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Spooky Cookies

Surely you've started to see how black cocoa powder can help your Halloween treats achieve a dark black chocolate color. From cakes, to frostings, to cookies, black cocoa shines in Halloween treats. We're always keeping an eye out for new Halloween treats, so were excited to see these Spooky Cookies from Love to be in the Kitchen. Black Cocoa cookies are topped with candy eyeballs, producing some terrifyingly tasty treats!

A curved dark chocolate zucchini cake with pink frosting

Dark Cocoa Zucchini Cake

With its beautiful twists and turns and bright frosting filling, this zucchini cake from Living in Sugar is a unique option whenever you get that next chocolate cake craving. It's packed with over 4 cups of shredded zucchini! We know - zucchini in cake? zucchini and chocolate? It may sound weird, but trust us, you should give this dark chocolate zucchini bread a shot!

Black Cocoa Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Cocoa Cream Cheese Frosting

Here's a wonderfully fluffy chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe. Made with Modern Mountain black cocoa powder, it has a cheerfully chocolate color and a deep, smooth flavor. It's finds a happy home on any chocolate cake or cookie!

A loaf of milk bread made with black cocoa powder

Black Cocoa Leopard Milk Bread

This recipe from TBLSPOON is a super fun one, and an example of how black cocoa powder can be used in both sweet and savory recipes! It uses black cocoa to achieve a leopard-like pattern of color in a milk bread loaf. If your standard loaves are starting to feel stale, give this loaf a shot to breathe a little something different into your bread baking.

Black Cocoa Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Cocoa Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cocoa connoisseurs unite! Discover a wonderfully dark and chocolatey black cocoa cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. A deep, dark chocolate color and a rich chocolate flavor come together to create a perfect dessert for any and all chocolate lovers.

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