Top 10 Best Cocoa Powder for Baking

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Aside from being foods we’d like to eat today and every day, what do brownies, tiramisu, and flourless chocolate cake have in common? The rich, chocolaty flavour of all three desserts is derived from a pantry staple: cocoa powder. Delicious as it is affordable, it makes any dessert better than before. Grab your sifters and aprons, because today we’ll be going over the list of the top 10 best cocoa powder for baking that is available in Malaysia!

1. Beryl’s Cocoa Powder

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Give a baker the right baking store, and they will produce the best-baked goods. All you need are the right ingredients, and anyone can bake like a professional chef. Beryl’s pure cocoa powder is ideal for use in baked goods such as cakes, cookies, muffins, ice cream, ganache, hot cocoa drinks, and other sweet treats. Grab yours today!

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa Powder

Size Available: 250g

Price: RM11.00

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2. Radiant Organic Kokoa Powder

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Radiant Organic Kokoa Powder contains high-quality cocoa beans harvested deep within the Dominican Republic’s thick jungles. Farmer cooperatives grow it. To extract the essence of dark, rich chocolate, the cocoa beans are carefully roasted, finely ground, and pressed. 

Non-Alkalised means untreated and natural, allowing it to have more antioxidants than alkalised cocoa. Cocoa, unsweetened cocoa powder, has a distinct flavour and a smooth texture. Excellent for all of your baking needs as well as drink mixes such as Hot Cocoa.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cacao powder

Size Available: 200g

Price: RM19.90

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3. Cadbury Bournville Cocoa Powder

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Cadbury Bournville Cocoa is one of Australia’s favourite cocoa powders. It was originally created to provide a warming, nutritious beverage during the bitterly cold English winters. Cadbury Bournville Cocoa is made with 100 percent cocoa to ensure a consistent chocolate flavour, making it ideal for all of your baking needs.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa powder, Acidity Regulator (Potassium Carbonates)

Size Available: 125g, 250g

Price: RM15.90 (125g) & RM29.90 (250g)

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4. Hershey’s Special Dark Baking Cocoa

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HERSHEY’S Cocoa is perfect for baking and hot chocolate-making. From heavenly hot chocolate to fantastic frostings and gluten-free desserts, this 100% cacao is naturally unsweetened, extremely versatile, and 100% tasty. HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Cocoa is a multifunctional pantry staple and an incredible go-to ingredient for master bakers everywhere. It’s mildly sweet, perfectly balanced, and overly delicious.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa, Cocoa Processed with Alkali

Size Available: 226g

Price: RM28.90

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5. Van Houten 100% Cocoa Powder

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The rich taste of cocoa that is accessible to all, the Van Houten Family sparked nothing short of a revolution – one of a kind, true to its kind. Their innovative Dutching process gave cocoa its lovely, full-bodied, chocolatey flavour that we still enjoy today. Have a taste and enjoy the classic taste of this exquisite cacao powder.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa, acidity regulator: potassium carbonate.

Size Available: 1kg

Price: RM32.30

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6. Ghirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa Powder 100% Cocoa Unsweetened

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With the power of dark cocoa, you can take your brownies and molten chocolate cakes to new levels of chocolate intensity. This versatile and deep, intense cocoa powder, which offers the essence of roasted chocolate, is non-alkalized and comes in a resealable pouch for easy scooping, measuring, and storing. 

Premium Baking Cocoa Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder contains 100 percent cocoa and has a rich and robust flavour that elevates your dessert from good to extraordinary. Make the ultimate chocolate cake, decadent brownies, or blend them into your favourite smoothie. Ghirardelli makes life a bite better. 

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa Powder

Size Available: 227g

Price: RM37.50

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7. Forest Cloud 55% Dark Cocoa Powder

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Forest Cloud 55% Dark Cocoa Powder strives to present the purest of all products while preserving their original flavours. Their Dark Cocoa Powder is made with the same care and attention that they put into their specialty coffee.

Forest Cloud Dark Cocoa Powder is made from single-origin Amelonado cacao that is organically grown on the volcanic soil of Tawau, Sabah, and is made from natural ingredients to retain the rich flavours of the cocoa itself.

Ingredients: 55% Cacao | Amelonado cacao 

Size Available: 250g, 1kg

Price: RM25 (250g)  & RM65 (1kg)

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8. Navitas Organic Cacao Powder

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Navitas Organics Cacao Powder, which is packed with beneficial nutrients and has a rich, unsweetened dark chocolate taste, is ideal for satisfying your chocolate cravings and elevating all manner of chocolatey foods in your life. The cacao powder from Navitas Organics is made from unroasted, cold-pressed organic cacao beans. 

It contains more magnesium, iron, fibre, and flavanols than regular cocoa and is therefore more nutritious. Navitas (Nuh-vee-tus) is Latin for “energy.” That is very on-brand of them. The 100% cacao powder can be used in a variety of recipes, such as smoothies, hot chocolate, brownies, and oatmeal. 

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Certified organic cacao powder (Theobroma cacao).

Size Available: 227g

Price: RM53

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9. Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder


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Barry’s extra brute cocoa powder has a deep chocolate flavour and taste. It can be mixed into coffee, used to make hot cocoa, or baked with. It is free of soy, vegetarian, kosher, and GMO. It has a high fat content because it is brute.The majority of reviewers also use it in baking and praise its silky texture, rich flavour, and deep colour. 

Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder is suggested by international chefs such as French chef Philippe Marand, ambassador of Lenôtre in premier chocolaterie and pastry events, and Belgian chef Erik Van Der Veken. It is also suitable for high-end bonbons and truffles.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa Powder

Size Available: 1kg

Price: RM58.50

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10. Callebaut 100% Cocoa Powder

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Callebaut is another cocoa powder and chocolate brand that is highly sought after by many pastry chefs and chocolatiers. This cocoa powder has a fine texture and can be easily mixed into doughs and liquids, making it ideal for flavouring and colouring sponges, biscuits, ice creams, desserts, drinks, and so much more. Because of its lovely flavour and colour, this cocoa powder is a must-have for decorating and finishing desserts.

Ingredients: 100% Cacao | Cocoa powder, Acidity regulator (E501i)

Size Available: 1kg

Price: RM68.90

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Note: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered, if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us support@myweekendplan.com.my. The sequence of brands is in no particular order.

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