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What Do Chocolatiers Use Cocoa Cake For?

solid cocoa (cocoa cake)
solid cocoa

If you love chocolate, you might be curious about how it is made and what ingredients are used. One of the most important components of chocolate is cocoa cake, which is also known as cocoa solids. Cocoa cake is the dry, solid part of the cocoa bean that remains after the cocoa butter (the fat) is extracted. Cocoa cake is what gives chocolate its rich flavor, color, and health benefits.

But what do chocolatiers use cocoa cake for? How do they transform this bitter and powdery substance into delicious and smooth chocolate products?