What is Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder?

is made by crushing roasted cocoa beans into bits or nibs, to produce what is known as chocolate liquor.

To make unsweetened , much of the cocoa butter (the fat of chocolate) is removed from the liquor and what remains is ground.

Dutch processed cocoa, or alkalized cocoa, has a mild flavor and a rich, dark color due to the addition of potassium carbonate. Non-alkalized cocoa has a bolder taste and lighter color.

Dutch processed cocoa reacts with the baking soda in devil’s food cake batter to give the cake its distinctive reddish brown color.

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