Modern Mountain Flour Company - October 20, 2021

Top Black Cocoa Powder Recipes


A pouch of Modern Mountain black cocoa powder next to a Halloween black cocoa spider cupcake

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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Chocolate Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

These cookies are packed with rich cocoa flavor, can be easily customized to fit your cookie preferences relating to size/shape/thickness/etc., and have the perfect crispy-to-chewy ratio. Ashlyn from Hey, Snickerdoodle also mentions how easily they could be customized as festive cookies for your holiday of choice! Fun stuff, for sure.

Spooky Ghost Chocolate Cheesecake

Spooky Ghost Chocolate Cheesecake

This decadent chocolate cheesecake with spooky ghosts on top is the perfect Halloween treat! It is made with black cocoa which gives it a deep cocoa color and a rich chocolate flavor. This spooky dessert is a chocolate lovers dream come true!

Homemade Oreo cookies with Modern Mountain Black Cocoa Powder

Homemade Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These chocolate sandwich cookies are like giant Oreos. They have that great chocolate flavor from Modern Mountain Black Cocoa Powder and are filled with a generous serving of vanilla buttercream in the center. These are perfect with a glass of cold milk and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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!

A plate of

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.

Cross-section of a chocolate marshmallow cookie with black cocoa powder

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These extra thick and chocolatey cookies get their intense chocolate flavor and color from Modern Mountain’s black cocoa powder. They are loaded with chocolate chips and filled with a gooey marshmallow in the center. These cookies are an indulgent, rich cookie treat that everyone will love!

A halloween recipe of a spooky spider cupcake made with black cocoa podwer

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

These super fun, black cocoa spider cupcakes are loaded with Modern Mountain Black Cocoa Powder in both the cupcake, and the chocolate frosting. Topped with a creepy spider with very long legs, these black cocoa cupcakes make the most perfect Halloween treat!

Strawberry Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Strawberry Chocolate Whoopie Pies

These cute little whoopie pies are made with black coca powder, giving them their rich flavor and beautiful dark chocolate color.  A fluffy strawberry buttercream filling is sandwiched between two moist cake rounds making these pillowy, soft little sandwiches a delicious sweet treat!

Top view of mocha brownie pizza made with black cocoa powder

Mocha Brownie Pizza

Made with black cocoa powder, this Mocha Brownie Pizza has a fudgy brownie crust and is topped with espresso buttercream, a chocolate drizzle and chunks of chopped chocolate. This delicious dessert pizza is one you will definitely want to try. Enjoy it after dinner with a hot cup of coffee or tall glass of cold milk!

Dark black cupcakes made with black cocoa powder

Black Velvet Cupcakes

In this recipe, Laurie from Simply Scratch demonstrates just how daringly dark you can get your baked goods with the use of black cocoa powder. Pairing black cocoa with a bit of black food gel, she creates these black-as-night cupcakes with a decadent black cream cheese frosting, making these the perfect and simple option for your next Halloween treat!

A stack of triple chocolate brownie brittle in front of a glass of milk

How to Make Brownie Brittle

This Triple Chocolate Brownie Brittle is made with Modern Mountain Black Cocoa, sprinkled with chocolate chips and topped off with a drizzle of white chocolate. Triple Chocolate Brownie Brittle is a perfectly crispy treat that is easy to make and sure to please a crowd!

Classic black cocoa cookies

Black Cocoa Cookies

Take a gander at these classic black cocoa cookies from Savor The Best! As they mention, they're "soft and chewy and studded with dark chocolate chips for an extra dose of cocoa". If you're looking to dive into the world of black cocoa, these chocolatey, chewy cookies would be a great recipe for you.

Cookies and Cream Cake

Cookies and Cream Cake

This Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake is a decadent chocolate cake topped with a creamy vanilla glaze and sprinkled with Oreo cookies. It’s simple to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Keto brownie cookies with black cocoa powder

Keto Brownie Cookies

Black cocoa can serve as an excellent cocoa option to deepen the flavor and add a bit of excitement to your favorite low-carb baked goods. These keto brownie cookies from Mouthwatering Motivation are a great example of this. Add in espresso powder and real melted chocolate and you'll discover just how dark and indulgent keto can be!

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