Christine - from North Bethesda, MD
Baking cocoa and unsweetened cocoa are 2 names for the same ingredient. There are two types of cocoa powder: natural and Dutch-processed. Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder is treated with an alkali to neutralize its acids. It has a reddish-brown color, mild flavor and is easy to dissolve in liquids. Natural unsweetened cocoa powder has a slightly more bitter taste and gives a deep chocolate flavor to baked goods. The two cocoas can be used interchangeably in recipes calling for cocoa.