Can I swap the cocoa powder in my cake recipe for nesquik?
asparagusaddict · 27/06/2010 17:26
Or is the cake likely to turn out gross/poisonous/chemically unstable?
I want to make a big pink strawberry flavour cake
BigBadMummy · 27/06/2010 17:29
It just wont be as chocolatey. It will still work though, I have done it a few times.
IPredictADiet · 27/06/2010 17:29
nesquik is veeeery sweet compared to cocoa. I reckon you would need to reduce the sugar in the cake.
You can get strawberry essence in the supermarket, which might be a better bet.
Lilymaid · 27/06/2010 17:29
Neskuik is mainly sugar with flavouring so you might as well substitute the Nesquik for sugar.
If you were substituting Nesquik chocolate powder for Cocoa to make a chocolate cake you'd end up with a mildly chocolatey very sugary cake.
I'd stick to plain victoria sponge with a real cream and strawberries filling.
notapizzaeater · 27/06/2010 18:07
It would work, I sometimes add cappacino powder to coffee cake
dawntigga · 29/06/2010 20:54
Don't do it - tis Nestle and therefore the work of the devil, it will turn your cake into a monstrous thing that will take over the world!
solomanswife · 01/07/2010 14:35
Not a good idea. But a chocolate cake sandwiched with strawberries and cream sounds yummy.
Ladyserendip3 · 01/07/2010 14:47
Healthier and infinitely yummier to grate in pure cacao (eg Willie's Cacao) and then you can control amount of sugar, or even use honey/maple etc instead....
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