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Substitutions for Baking Ingredients

Flour substitutions, sugar substitutions and more substitutions for common baking ingredients.

Forgot to pick up whole-wheat flour? Have brown sugar but not white? Don’t have quite enough eggs to prepare that batch of muffins you want to make today? Not to worry, EatingWell’s guide to substitutions for common baking ingredients will help you make adjustments so you don’t have to run to the supermarket on the fly.

 
Chocolate/Cocoa

Chocolate/Cocoa

Chocolate, bittersweet, 1 ounce
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 2 teaspoons sugar

Chocolate, semisweet, 1 ounce
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon sugar

Chocolate, unsweetened, 1 ounce
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon canola oil (or melted butter)

Cocoa powder, Dutch-processed, 3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Cocoa powder, unsweetened, 1 ounce
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate and decrease oil, butter or other fat in the recipe by 1 1/2 teaspoons

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